It was another great month of #audiobooking.
My top pick for the month is The Great Alone.
But there were many fantastic others. Each of these are worth picking up.
As someone who watched my father rapidly decline and die from Lewy Body dementia, Alzheimer‘s, Parkinson‘s and ALS - I highly recommend this book to everyone. I‘ve always believed in the preventative and healing power of food and we are fortunate to live in a time where we know more than ever before.
My top book for this month would have to be Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows.
The least favourite was Snow - my bookclub read this month.
There were definitely some picks this month but the other top three would be Call Me By My Name,
I am I am I am and What Alice Forgot.
Long Way Down I Recommend for a quick powerful audio listen.
1. Working a graveyard shift, commuting by bus, walking, housework
2. Was Audible and Libby till I discovered Scribd :)
3. Definitely sped up - min 1.5 occasionally 1.75
4. Rebecca Lowman, Ari Flakos, Caroline Lee, but so many other great ones also.
5. Eleanor and Park, Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, The Nightingale, A Gentleman in Moscow, to name just a few - again so many greats
1. Audiobooks - they have completely transformed my life. From not reading at all with a 3 year old to consuming dozens.
2. Size 8 -9 depends on which foot.
3. Grapes, crackers, Brie or a sharp white cheddar and Kalamata olives or tapenade, hummus and a glass of red wine.
4. I don‘t watch reruns, or re read books - no time :)
5. @CathyJ #friyayintro
Just an FYI. For anyone interested in a Scribd or other book membership service who feel they are locked into an Audible one. If you are in a subscription that gave you multiple credits at once The great customer service at Audible will refund the remaining credits upon cancellation.
No, I am not a #scribd employee or owner. Just an excited new subscriber.
My first Scribd listen - really enjoying it and loving the new book/audiobook subscription purchase. No more waiting for library books and overpaying for audible. This will definitely feed my reading/listening addiction.
In the vein of A Man Called Ove. I‘m being drawn to books about relationships between generations and the lessons that are learned in those moments.
It‘s official I am buying my daughter a box set of all of Rainbow Rowell books the minute she mentions “liking” anyone. The love in her books is the love I hope she strives for, never settling for anything else.
No one should ever settle for anything less.❤️
This is an earlier book of hers. I can see her writing style developing. Not her strongest but I do enjoy her characters and how their humanity with all its flaws is portrayed.
I don't think I would have gotten through this one by reading it. Spending the day off with the audiobook. The narrator is great, still undecided about the story itself. Not my regular cup of tea.
I keep reading books that reflect my life in one way or another. This one took me by complete surprise. It simultaneously hooked me while it broke my heart.
This is one of the better books about the immigrant experience I have read recently. I enjoyed the author‘s ability to humanize the characters through their complex relationships with one another. This was a book that subtly voiced its themes through showing rather than blatant telling which I highly prefer.
I‘ve been highly curious about this one.
These books make me want to have relationships/friendships like these. Where conversations are created through stream of consciousness. Rather than guarded and stifled - like walking on eggshells.
I want to live in a Rainbow Rowell book.
I‘ve decided that I can‘t rate the psychological thriller/mysteries I‘m enjoying on the same scale as the literary fiction I also read. Therefore, they are going to be rated separately in my mind. Allowing me to enjoy both equally.
I really enjoy these as audiobooks. I liked this one especially. I enjoy getting into the heads and minds of the characters as a way to tell the story. This one did so quite well.
With just over 3 hours left of the audible 2for1 sale does anyone have any must have recommendations?
In an attempt to read books as well as listen to them I got this this morning for under $5 on my kobo. It was on my TBR so looking forward to it.
It‘s official - I have a literary crush on Rainbow Rowell and will likely read anything she writes.
I am fundamentally against romance novels but this woman can write about love young and old and I‘m hooked - I can‘t quite explain it. Which one should I read next ?
I am not sure if it is a new trend in writing fiction where the story is told in a series of vignettes. Rather than having to delve into character development the story is forcibly told rather than having it naturally unfold. I‘m not a huge fan of this.
I enjoyed this little soap opera of a book more than I anticipated. I may have to indulge in the show now 🙂
I can‘t seem to pick a book that doesn‘t have its fair share of disturbing characters. This book kept me coming back for more even if I had part of it figured out fairly early on. Worth the read though.