I will always remember 2018 as the year that I fell in love with audiobooks, and I am so thankful for it! This discovery has completely changed by reading game, and I love being able to read/listen while I am doing everyday chores. I truly think audiobooks have improved my overall happiness! I thought it would be fun to share some of the audiobooks that I am most looking forward to and why.
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I have read a physical copy of Lincoln in the Bardo earlier this year and absolutely loved it. I have heard that the audiobook is even better, and there is a huge cast of characters- 116 to be exact and they are each read by a different actor! As soon as I heard Nick Offerman is one of the characters I was sold! I love him and his voice. I also think it is one of those books that will benefit from a reread because I am sure there is a lot a missed the first time.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M Montgomary
Anne of Green Gables is another book that I have read and absolutely adored! Anne is one of my all time favourite characters and I would love to experience this story in all forms, including audiobook. Rachel McAdams narrates this one and she is an actress that I absolutely love.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Outsiders is one of the books that I credit for making me fall in love with reading and I am ashamed to say it has been years since I have read it! I have a feeling that is a book that will translate well as an audiobooks, but I know I will have to carry tissues around with me while I listen to it.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
I can not believe I have not read Station Eleven yet! Everyone seems to rave about it and I know I am going to love it. It sounds like that kind of beautiful Science Fiction novel that I have really been in to lately. I have heard great things about the audio version, and it is on Scribd so I am hoping to get to it soon!
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
I have been wanting to read Hunger, but I know it is going to be an emotionally difficult read. I have been told that the audiobook is excellent and is narrated by Roxane Gay herself. I think that her reading her own very personal memoir will make the story that much more impactful. I just have to emotionally prepare myself for it first.
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
I have discovered that I prefer listening to thrillers versus reading the physical copy. Somehow listening to a thriller makes it more creepy and gets my heart and mind racing. I have been wanting to read Sharp Objects for years, but now that the miniseries has started I need to make it a priority!
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I want to read more classics but I never find myself reaching for them on my shelves. I think that listening to them on audiobook might be the perfect solution! Whenever I see someone post a list of their all time favourite classics, more often than not Jane Eyre is near the top. I enjoyed the movie so I know it is a story that I like and can not wait to finally read something by Charlotte Bronte. There are so many different audiobook versions out there so if you have a favourite please let me know!
Since I am new to audiobooks, I have not listened to too many! I would love to know your favourites and which ones I just have to listen to!