My Spring TBR Part Two: The Audiobooks

Hello, everyone! As I`ve mentioned in my last Top Ten Tuesday post, today I`m back with the second part of my Spring TBR, which will focus on the audiobooks. Although I still prefer reading physical books, there`s no denying that audiobooks are a blessing in these modern times. We spend so much time on our commutes, why not do something useful with that time? Not only that, but audiobooks give us the chance to do multiple things at one time. So however thinks that this is not a form of reading, they`re wrong. 

Now I`m not implying that this system is perfect either. A wrong narrator can ruin a perfect book, and that happened to me on several occasions. Not going to name and shame, but always listen to those samples. I also noticed that I`m not to keen on listening to fantasy books. Personally, I understand the world better when I have the book in my hands. But when it comes to literary fiction and contemporaries, audiobooks are the way to go. And what`s better than having an author reading their own book? With that in mind, let`s talk about my Audible collection:

1. "Becoming" by Michelle Obama
The former First Lady of the United Stated narrates her book, and I can`t wait to pick it up. As far as I`m concerned, Michelle always had a certain grace and poise that will be hard to match. Personally, I`ve admired the Obamas since I was in Uni and getting my degree in Political Science. But since politics are a divisive subject, I`m not going to talk too much about this book. 

2. "Daisy Jones And The Six" by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid has her fair share of published books, but I feel that "The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo" is the novel that turned her into a cult author. I`ve decided to pick Daisy Jones as my first Jenkins Reid novel because it`s her latest and the subject seems like my cup of tea. Despite my "girl-next-door" look, I`m a rocker and the 60s are a fascinating decade. So I`m more than ready for my share of rock stars, bad decisions and screwed up characters.

3. "The Lara Jean Trilogy"  by Jenny Han
I`ve seen the Netflix adaptation countless times, and I really want to catch up on the trilogy before the sequel comes out. Lately, I`ve felt like I`ve outgrown YA contemporaries, but this trilogy feels like such a fresh breath of air. I love the family connections and all the baking. Yes, there`s drama and Lara is extremely silly sometimes, but these are such feel-good books.

4. "On The Come Up" by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas needs no introduction, as she wrote one of the most popular and highly acclaimed YA novels of this decade. Still, with a debut like that, it`s easy to fear what will come next. Thankfully, people on Goodreads love her second novel, and although it might not have the impact of THUG, it`s a book that confirms Thomas` writing skills.

5. "Circe" by Madeline Miller
This was such a popular book last year, but since I`m wary of the hype monster, I`ve decided to wait a while before reading this novel. I`m sad to say that since I`ve left high-school, my mythology knowledge is not what it used to be, so I`m excited to juggle my memory. The reviews are amazing, and I really hope this book will deliver.

6. "Heroes" by Stephen Fry
If I ever become famous or leave my mark on this world, I want Stephen Fry to narrate my life. Cause he`s brilliant, and all men that speak British English should sound like him. As I`ve mentioned above, my Greek mythology is a bit rusty, so I`m trying to fix that. My dad, a massive History and Mythology nerd, is coming to see me in October, and we`ll visit museums, where he might quiz me every now and then, so I need to save face.

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1 comment

  1. Great list! I really want to check out the Lara Jean series. I did watch the movie and loved it.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian