I’ve been on a really big audiobook binge recently. They’re just so convenient especially on my 45-minute commute to work. I wanted to take a second and share a few of the audiobooks that have stood out to me recently. Let’s get to it.
In Cold Blood
I’ve wanted to read In Cold Blood for years, but I’ve never made time for it. But I hate that I waited so long to get to it because I really enjoyed it. True Crime has been one of my favorite genres to listen to and this was no exception. Truman Capote did a wonderful job writing this story. I could tell he thoroughly researched this case, and he presented the information well. I’ve read several true crime books that are like reading a book of stats and nothing else. But this was a great balance between research and humanity.
The Stranger in the Woods
I loved a Stranger in the Woods. I didn’t know anything about it going in, but I was hooked from the very beginning. This is the story of Christopher Knight. One day he walked into the Maine wilderness and didn’t come out until twenty-seven years later. His story is absolutely captivating. And the author is one of the only reporters allowed to interview Knight after his return to society which helped to humanize the story of a mysterious man.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes is terribly morbid. It is the memoir of famous Youtuber/Mortician Caitlin Doughty. Doughty starts her memoir in the early days of her crematory career. Not only does she tell the secrets of the modern funeral industry, she also shares a lot of great life lessons. It’s a perfect mix of dark humor and shocking details all in the hopes that it might help ease the modern societies fear of death and the unknown. I enjoyed this one, but it’s definitely not for everyone.
I’m probably the last person in the world to pick up Hidden Figures. It has been popular for years. But in the off chance you’ve been living under a rock like me you should check it out. It tells the story of the black women behind the scenes of the space industry. There were groups of female mathematicians that came up with the data that the engineers needed to create the marvels that we know today. It couldn’t have been done without these women. I loved every minute of this.
So those are a few of the audiobooks that I would recommend right now. But I need some recommendations as well so drop your favorite audiobooks in the comments.