My Audiobook TBR

28/01/2020 Lists, Reading 10

I’ve had an Audible subscription for months, and have been steadily accumulating audiobooks, yet I’ve barely listened to any of them. The only audiobook I’ve actually completed is Joanna Penn’s Productivity For Writers, which was fairly short.

I just always seem to forget about them and end up listening to music or podcasts when I’m in my car, but I’d really love to get into audiobooks. I drive half an hour to and from work five days a week, so if I could get into audiobooks, that would be a whole extra 5 hours of reading time every week!

Anyway, since I’m going to start making a concerted effort to listen to more audiobooks, I thought I’d post about the books that are already in my Audible library just waiting for me to listen to them. Some I’ve started (and then forgot about), and some I haven’t even touched yet, but here is my audiobook TBR:

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This book has been huge recently, and I’ve been meaning to read it for ages anyway. But I heard that the audiobook is pretty extrordinary, and is an experience in itself, so I thought this would be a good one to try.

Especially as I suspect I’ll struggle at first to pay attention to audiobooks and not drift off, so if it’s especially interesting or unique, it’s more likely to keep my attention.

Eye of the World by Robert Jordan

This is a book (and a series) I’ve wanted to read since forever. It’s such a huge cornerstone of fantasy fiction, that I feel like I really should have read it by now.

But it’s just so long, that looking at the book freaks me out, so I thought it might help to listen to it as an audiobook… Then I downloaded it and found out that it’s 29 hours long, and now I’m even more scared!

These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

I’ve had this book on my TBR for ages, but oddly have had trouble getting hold of a copy of it. It’s not available as an ebook on Amazon (not the UK version anyway!), so I thought I’d use one of my credits picking it up on Audible instead.

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

I’ve heard great things about this memoir, and since it’s meant to be quite a funny and emotional book, I thought it would be great to experience it as an audiobook. Especially as the narrator is the actual author, so it’ll basically be like being told anecdotes!

You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

I read Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass a while ago and loved it, so I thought I’d try out her book about making money when I saw it on Audible. I’m one of those people who’s perpetually broke (I buy way too much takeaway, and too many books though, so it’s entirely my fault!), so hopefully I’ll learn a thing or too!

The Great Courses: How To Write Best-Selling Fiction by James Scott Bell

One of the things I was intrigued by on Audible is their exclusive content, that only seems to exist as an audiobook. I noticed their ‘Great Courses’ series, and was really intrigued by being able to listen to lectures on all sorts of subjects.

I naturally gravitated towards the writing ones first, and have actually listened to the first couple of the How To Write Best-Selling Fiction lectures, and it’s been so helpful!

The Great Courses: The History of Ancient Egypt by Bob Brier

I love history, and have always been especially intrigued by Ancient Egypt, but I haven’t really studied it since primary school. So I thought listening to this might be really interesting!

So are you an audiobook fan, and what have been some of your favourite audiobooks? Do you have any tips for newbies like me on how to get into them?

10 Responses to “My Audiobook TBR”

  1. ShootingStarsMag

    I have a physical copy of Daisy Jones that I really hope to read soon. It’s been on my list for a long time now. LOL I don’t listen to audiobooks, because I just can’t focus, but I wish I could! I’ve heard of some really well done ones.

    -Lauren

    • Laura

      I hope you enjoy Daisy Jones! πŸ™‚
      I’m a bit worried about being unable to focus with the audiobooks too, but I’m going to give it a go. I feel like I’ll probably find it easier with non-fiction, because I already listen to podcasts.

  2. Malka @ Paper Procrsatinators

    I haven’t had much experience with audiobooks. Although I’ve taken advantage on Audible’s free trials, and accumulated some if I ever want to give one a chance. I’ve also heard great things about Daisy Jones and the Six, so I can’t wait to hear what you think. And since I’ve only read These Broken Stars in print form, I’m curious to hear if you like the audiobook version.

  3. theorangutanlibrarian

    Really recommend Daisy Jones as an audiobook!! πŸ˜€ And that’s a really good idea about this is going to hurt- I really liked it when I read it, but now you mention it, I think it would’ve been even better on audio πŸ˜€

    • Laura

      I’m glad you enjoyed the Daisy Jones audiobook! I’ve heard great things about it! πŸ™‚
      And I’m really hoping the This Is Going To Hurt audiobook is going to be good.

    • Laura

      Wow I can’t imagine how many hours the series must be if one book is so long! I’m glad you think it was worth it though! I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it, even if it is super long πŸ™‚

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