Hi there! Audiobook Week, hosted by Jen @ Devourer of Books, is here! YAY! Unless this is your first time stopping by A Book and a Latte you probably know that I’m a HUGE fan of audiobooks. I was first introduced to them as a kid during a long road trip, and I’ve been a fan ever since.
I’m usually always listening to an audiobook. I listen to them while driving, cooking, cleaning dishes, working out, showering, cleaning house, and doing lawn work! They can usually make any mundane task bearable. I feel super productive listening to a book while completing chores because not only am I checking things off my to-do list, I’m also reading! If you haven’t jumped on the audio band wagon, I highly encourage you to give them a try.
Today’s discussion for Audiobook Week is “2011-2012 Audiobook Year”. In the past year I’ve listened to 42 audiobooks (16 in 2012)! Here are some stand-out ones that I fell in love with this year, and HIGHLY recommend (in no particular order). Links go to my review post if available, or Goodreads.
- The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, narrated by Steve West and Fiona Hardingham
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein, narrated by Christopher Evan Welch
- Paper Towns by John Green, narrated by Dan John Miller
- Blood Red Road by Moira Young, narrated by Heather Lind
- Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson, narrated by Suzy Jackson
You can see which audiobooks I’ve listened to and rated/reviewed on my “audiobook” shelf on Goodreads. Also, my audiobook review posts are denoted with a star (*) after the title on my review archive page. This year, I decided to host a YA Audiobook Challenge… I read/listen to primarily young adult books, and couldn’t find a challenge dedicated to YA audiobooks, so I started one! If interested, you can find out all the details on the challenge’s page – there’s still time to join us!
So… what about you?! Are you a long time fan, or are you new to listening to audiobooks? What were some of your favorite listens this past year? I’m always looking for recommendations!
Happy Audiobook Week!