In 2016, I discovered audiobooks, and ever since then, they have been a big part of my reading life.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
This was one of the very first audiobooks I ever listened to, and the experience was just so wonderful. I have such great memories of driving to school in the mornings in high school and listening to this story.
This was so great on audiobook because I feel like listening to the story made it so much more powerful. I could feel all of Starr’s emotions when she spoke. The narrator did an amazing job, and I’m happy that I chose the audiobook for my first read of this.
Overall, if you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend it, no matter what form you read it in!
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
This was also one of the first audiobooks I ever listened to. I believe I got both this one and The Hate U Give with my first two audible credits that I got for free! I really, really loved this audiobook. It gave me chills to listen to it. The story is about a girl named Aza who suffers from OCD.
Throughout the story, she has these thought spirals, and listening to it made it feel like her thoughts were my own. I felt so much closer to the story because of it.
How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow
This is actually the audiobook I just recently finished listening to. The story was so good, and the audiobook was great. Once again, I felt like I was in the story with the characters. I think that darker, harder-to-read stories are great as audiobooks because you can better feel the emotions of the characters- the voice actors really do an amazing job at that.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
This is Michelle Obama’s memoir, and she actually narrates it herself. Hearing her tell her story through her own words and voice made it so much more important to me. She just has such a great voice, and it was almost soothing to listen to it. I have always loved Michelle, but this book really solidified my love for her.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Of course, Daisy Jones has to be on this list. First of all, it’s a full-cast audiobook, so each character gets their own voice actor. Plus, they all play their parts so well. I really felt like I was listening to a real band share their experiences.
This was one of my favorite books of the year in 2019, and I even listened to the audiobook twice because it was so good. I definitely think it earns a spot as my favorite audiobook of all time.
- A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
- The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
- Furyborn by Claire Legrand
- Sadie by Courtney Summers
What are some audiobooks you like? Let me know so I can add them to my TBR (multiple narrators are a plus!).