Audio Books are my jam!

I have this thing… I LOVE personal development & autobiographical books! Like can not get enough! However… I don’t like to read them. In fact I can barely get half way through any given one before I’m kicking it to the curb. I can however listen to hours and hours of these books. When I’m walking, when I’m driving, when I’m working, when I’m folding laundry… you get the point. Audiobooks have changed the reading game for me! I “read” more books: personal developement and autobiographical books last year than ever before, at least 15+. I read read maybe 3.

Here’s a few things I’ve learned about myself…

  • I want the audio books to be read by the author. It make me feel like I’m hanging out with them. I will often avoid an audio book if it’s not read by the author.
  • If it’s not read by the author I will listen to a clip and if I don’t like the readers voice or how they read it- I won’t choose that book.
  • I can only listen to audiobooks if I’m alone. I find it annoying if other people are around. I got headphones for my birthday and it was a game changer!
  • I discovered that I can walk/run farther and for longer if I’m caught up in an audiobook.
  • I can not listen to fiction audio books. I can not pay attention and I get bored so easily. (I have to read these and not listen. I prefer crime & thriller.)

The books pictured above are all so good. I have listened to The Year of Yes and Big Magic multiple times. I loved the books from Amy Poehler, Tiny Fey & Mindy Kaling- we would totally be BFF’s in real life, I just know it. ūüėČ Not pictured are all the books¬†by Brene Brown, I could listen to her tell her story and share her work all day!

I get most of my audiobooks from the library, I simply download¬†it to my phone with the Overdrive app and away we go, I also really like Audible.com when I’m looking to buy.

I’m currently listening to these two and so far I’m loving both. Completely different and both completely captivating.

If you are an audio book lover and you have a favorite (nonfiction) let me know.

‚ô•

 

 

 

One thought on “Audio Books are my jam!

  1. Lisa says:

    Right now I am listening to a fiction audio book. Not a fan of the reader, but it’s not bad enough to put down. I use Overdrive & OneClick – for library books.

    I definitely agree with you on listening to non-fiction…it’s the best! I’m not usually a fan of autobiographies or “self help” books, I do enjoy listening to them. All of your choices look great! I have been meaning to add the Mindy Kahling book to my TBR pile for ages. This post is just the kick in my pants to do that!

    p.s. Did you know that you can read magazines through an online app through the library? I couldn’t find any I liked, but you read more magazines than me so it might be something to check out!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s