This month I made a miraculous discovery: AUDIOBOOKS ARE AMAZING. I know. Welcome to the 90s. But seriously.
I was getting bored with the podcasts I listen to (which is ok because Ben and I are debuting our very own podcast next weekish), and it was hard to motivate myself to exercise and listen to them. But! I had a random $106 iTunes credit, so I used it for books books books and got hooked. unfortunately, iTines books are expensive and Audible.com only gives you a book a month for $14.95, and that seemed too rich for my blood because I go through about 3 books a week. But then! I realized my library has the Overdive app, and I can listen to library books FOR FREE. You all know I am really committed to borrowing and donating some the $$ I would have spent on books back to my library, so I was thrilled to find this free library option. If you haven't, check to see if your library does the same thing because it's AWESOME.
(Ironically, I am about to buy an iTunes book right now because I am on 10 (literally) wait lists for titles and finished my book yesterday).
Without further ado, my August reading and listening list:
(One more thing-- I am a fast reader and the pace of the audiobook format was driving me nuts until I realized I could control the speed. Now I listen to books double-time, and it's much better).
11. Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett: I didn't like this book, but Goodreads assures me that most people do.
10. The Singles Game by Lauren Weisberger: No Devil Wears Prada but fortunately no Revenge Wears Prada, either.
9. Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris: CREEPY thriller. I listened to it and loved the narrator. You have to suspend your disbelief and be OK with hating the main character a little bit.
8. The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider: Loved this YA and bonus-- the main character did debate! Harry and I listened to it in the car on the way to my parents' house.
7. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley: This was a great, fast read-- an excellent pool read to cap off summer.
6. Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers: RIVETING. I read it so fast, and I was worried almost the whole time.
5. Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks: This was sad and lovely and ultimately hopeful.
4. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante: WOW! I listened to this one while I exercised and I can't wait for the next one! (I have a hold on it, but there are 3 people ahead of me and from what I can tell this week, the holds move SO SLOWLY). I am late to this party, but believe the hype about this trilogy.
3. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott: LOVED this thriller about competitive gymnasts.
2. Truly, Madly Guilty by Liane Moriariy: Another audiobook-- this one has a FANTASTIC narrator. And I LOVE Liane Moriarty! If you haven't read her you really should.
1. The Girls by Emma Cline: This, Was. Great.