In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.
This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Audiobooks… Again… Again!
Audiobooks again again? What the heck does that mean?
Because I went through all of my books that I’ve read so far this year and I’ve ready a grand total of… *drumroll please* 59! (Okay, at that number wasn’t big.)
But guess how many were audiobooks? 41. FOURTY-ONE BOOKS OUT OF FIFTY-NINE. That’s 70% audiobooks this year. What would I do without them!? No, seriously, what would I do? I would be listening to music while I work or drive, which is all well and good, but I would have read… 18 books this year? Huh!? That’s insane.
Audiobooks give me life. I’ve been sooooo busy with candles that I don’t have time to sit and read. I don’t have to read. Hell, I don’t have time to sit. So I listen to audiobooks while I do most things and THANK GOODNESS FOR THAT. So yes, we’re talking about audiobooks for a third time here on this feature that I give little love to. Because we need to!
Instead of rehashing all the wonderful things about audiobooks, let’s skip straight to my favorites from this year!
THE HATING GAME by Sally Thorne.
Narrated by Katie Schorr.
This book was so cute! I loved the tension between the characters, there was some serious snark and serious romance, and the overall feel was just fun! Katie Schorr’s voice is a little high-pitched but I actually thought it added a cuteness to the book, somehow!| Audible
AMY AND ROGER’S EPIC DETOUR by Morgan Matson.
Narrated by Suzy Jackson.
This was my second Morgan Matson book and I loved the balance between serious and fun. The story was great, I loved the music selections included, and the message was just lovely. I’ve listened to Suzy Jackson before and I like her voice for YA contemporary! | Audible
THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern.
Narrated by Jim Dale.
This was a re-read for me and it was even more magical the second time around! I adore Jim Dale and his narration. He just has that narrator’s voice!! | Audible
THE QUEEN’S THIEF SERIES by Megan Whelan Turner.
Narrated by Steve West.
I picked this up specifically because STEVE WEST. Sigh. I love his voice. But I also did want to read this series so I’m so glad I read it and binged! | Audible
STRANGE THE DREAMER by Laini Taylor.
Narrated by Steve West.
Yeah, so? So what if I’ve listened to Steve West narrate like 8 books to me this year? What of it? But no, really. Laini Taylor’s books are just gorgeous and this may be my favorite read so far this year. | Audible
THE SHADES OF MAGIC TRILOGY by V.E. Schwab.
Narrated by Steven Crossley (book one), Michael Kramer and Kate Reading (books two/three).
Part of the reason I wanted to read these books was because I wanted to listen to more Michael Kramer. I adore his narration and I always need more! The books were also very good haha! | Audible
And my favorite part of any audiobook, the Audible guy! “Audible hopes you have enjoyed this program.” Don’t you just love him?
Of course I can’t let you go without making some recommendations. Last time I just threw out some audiobook recs but I’m digging a little deeper this time — audio beginner or master, there’s something here for everyone!
- Steve West | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whelan Turner, The Crown’s Game duology be Evelyn Skye
- Fiona Hardingham | The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
- Jim Dale | Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
- MacLeod Andrews | Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown, The Reckoners Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
- Michael Kramer | The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson, The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab
- Michael Page | The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch
- Neil Gaiman | The Graveyard Book and others by Neil Gaiman
- Wil Wheaton | Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Armada by Ernest Cline
- Jesse Eisenberg | The Curse Workers Trilogy by Holly Black
- Anne Hathaway | The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
MY AUDIOBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Narrators: Steve West, Fiona Hardingham)
- Ready Player One and Armada by Ernest Cline (Narrator: Wil Wheaton)
- The Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss (Narrator: Nick Podehl)
- The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (Narrator: Jim Dale)
- The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Narrator: Will Patton)
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Narrator: Rebecca Soler)
- The Gentleman Bastard series by Scott Lynch (Narrator: Michael Page)
- The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Narrator: Michael Kramer)
- The Reckoners Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson (Narrator: MacLeod Andrews)
- The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich (Narrator: Lorelei King)
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (Narrators: Kirby Heyborne and Julia Whelan)
- The Curse Workers trilogy by Holly Black (Narrator: Jesse Eisenberg)
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Narrator: Neil Gaiman)