I'm always looking for more ways to read and one of the things that I discovered in 2021 that I really like is audiobooks! Before last year, I didn't really listen to audiobooks. It wasn't that I had anything against them but I just didn't listen to them. Using the Libby app and my handy dandy library cards, I found my way chewing through a ton more books by listening. I usually listen to them while I'm exercising or while I'm doing chores. As much as I love folding laundry (no sarcasm here - laundry is by far my favorite chore), the pleasure is really amped when I'm listening to a good book. I've also found that I like listening to them while I'm doing some sort of craft, like watercolor painting, which I just took up last year as well.
What I don't like about audiobooks is:
- They take longer to listen to than it would be for me to read the book. I try to turn that into a positive and let it force me to slow down a little bit.
- Sometimes I don't like the narrators. I usually will give up the book at that time point but I always have that teeny, tiny voice in the back of my head that tells me I should still try to read the book rather than listen to it!
Here are some of the audiobooks that I've loved over the past year:
- Early Morning Riser by Katherine Heiny
- The Season by Kristen Richardson
- Cultish by Amanda Montell
- From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-Stein
- Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
- Come Fly the World by Julia Cooke