I love reading and I love all the different ways in which you can read. One of my favourite ways to consume a book is through audio. I love being about to do work, tidying and other hobbies all whilst listening to a book. So, I thought for my next two part post I would talk about all the audio books I’ve loved. I’ve aptly called it To All the Audio Books I’ve Loved Before because it is how I was introduced to the TATBILB series (which I adore). Here is part one!
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
“What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?
Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved – five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.”
This book series was introduced to me all thanks to an audio book. It wasn’t something I had any interest in before but it was recommended at the end of another audio book that I loved so I downloaded it. This series is one of my favourite series of all time and I could listen to it over and over again. In fact, I am listening to it right now. It is beautifully read and I love it to pieces.
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
“Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they’re crazy, but it’s the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy’s at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven’t met yet, they’re about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rule book out the window….”
Now this isn’t a book I would naturally gravitate towards in a book store. It is in a section I don’t normally look in. But after seeing it in my recommended on Audible I thought I would give it a go. I loved this book so much and it opened my eyes to so many more stories. I will certainly be picking up more books by Beth O’Leary in the future. The narrators of this book are wonderful and made the story for me.
Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel
“When Maisie gets into a terrible accident, her face is partially destroyed. She’s lucky enough to get a face transplant – but how do you live your life when you can’t even recognise yourself anymore? She was a runner, a girlfriend, a good student…a normal girl. Now all that has changed. As Maisie discovers how much her looks did – and didn’t – shape her relationship to the world, she has to redefine her own identity and figure out what “lucky” really means.”
I was actually introduced to this audio book after reading the physical book. I looked the story so much I felt it would be a perfect place to start when it came to listening to audio books. I was right. Years down the line I have listened to this audio book over and over again and it helped me find one of my favourite authors. It is such an amazing story, read beautifully and it is wonderful!
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
“Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”
When John Green’s latest book came out I was way too busy to sit down and read the physical copy of the book. So, I turned straight to the audio book. I loved it so much! It is read beautifully, is a wonderful story and helped me get lost in a book at such a busy period of time in my life.
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
“On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.”
I remember the day I listened to this entire audio book. It was a paperwork day at my job and I needed something to listen to whilst doing it. This book was just that. It is so beautiful and the narrators bring the story completely to life. I remember sitting in the office after finishing it and sobbing. If you are looking for something to spark your emotions this is the one for you!
What audio books do you love? Let me know in the comments below. Be sure to look out for part two of this series coming soon!