I’ve been loving audiobooks lately. We’ve been super busy so that has been the way that I’ve kept up with my reading schedule. Plus, I’ve enjoyed each one that I’ve picked up. And as soon as I finish one I want to pick up another. So here are a few of the audiobooks that I’ve been loving.
Whiskey in A Teacup
I’m not a particular fan of Reese Witherspoon. I like her but I’ve only watched her in a few things. But from the moment Whiskey in a Teacup came out I wanted to read it. But it’s one of those books that I just kept putting off. Then I saw it on the Libby app and decided to give it a try. It was such a fun read that I completely related to. Her opinions about growing up in the South were spot on. Plus, she gave excellent advice about everyday life. I’m probably going to pick up the physical copy at some point also because there were some tasty recipes included that I didn’t get to see.
Talking As Fast As I Can
Lorelei Gilmore is my favorite Gilmore Girls character so when I saw Talking As Fast As I Can I knew I wanted to check it out. Turns out Lauren Graham is just as funny a Lorelei. I had such a good time listening to this. She shared her story about her life before Gilmore Girls and after. It’s easy to forget how much work goes into being an actress. And for most people it takes years of hard work, and that was the case for Lauren as well. It was a great motivational read with a lot of humor mixed in.
Counting Coup: Becoming a Crow Chief on the Reservation and Beyond
So I’ve been loving audiobooks recently, but I’ve also been loving history books. And I’ve noticed that I enjoy history books more on audio. For some reason it helps me absorb the story better. Counting Coup is about John Medicine Crow’s life on reservation to his time serving in World War II. I find it so interesting to learn about other cultures. Plus, text books often leave out the Native American effort in World War II, so to hear the story of a Native American war veteran gives a perspective that’s often left out of history class.
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage
I actually heard about This is the Story of a Happy Marriage in Whiskey in a Teacup. I’ve been an admirer of Ann Patchett for a while now, but this was the first book of hers that I’ve read. And it won’t be the last. This features a host of short stories that covers a lot of topics throughout Ann’s life. She writes in such a relatable and inspiring way. And while I’m sure this would be great in physical copy, having Ann narrate the audiobook made it feel friendly and warm.
The Radium Girls
I haven’t finished The Radium Girls yet, but I love it. It’s heartbreaking to hear what these poor girls went through. I have audibly gasped at parts. There was one particular part where a girl saw her reflection in the mirror at night and she was literally glowing. The radium in her bones made her glow. I couldn’t imagine how horrifying that would be. The Radium Girls is a hard read, but an interesting one.
Those are a few audiobooks that I’ve been loving. I’ve noticed a trend that all of the audiobooks that I’ve loved have been nonfiction. I wasn’t planning to participate in non-fiction November but here I am. And if you have any audiobook recommendations (preferably nonfiction) let me know in the comments.