8.24.2016

Summer Reading [Audiobook Edition]


I promised myself this year I would get back and really dig into my reading. (Did you see my 40 
books in 366 days pledge?) I have not been doing as well as I thought I would be. Life has been getting in the way! BUT, I’ve recently found some books that I couldn’t put down and I wanted to share! I listened to these books on audiobook since I have such a long commute, it makes my drive go so much quicker (or it at least feels that way).

#6 Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
This has been on my “to-read” shelf on Goodreads for years but I wasn’t sure if I could commit to an 8 book megathon series. So, I pulled up my big girl panties and dived in. Oh boy, I can’t believe what I was missing. This book has everything you want in a series. Romance, drama, scandal, heartbreak, passion, twist and turns and more. I’m just mad it took me so long to read (listen) to it. They have recently made it into a show on Starz and I’m excited to watch it and see Claire and Jamie’s story come to life. I finished book one and I’m already onto the next!

#7 Eight Hundred Grapes - Laura Dave
This was a good book. It was a relatively easy (and short!) audiobook listen and the narrator was good. This book was somewhat predictable. I really enjoyed the characters though and it was just the right amount of drama. I wish the characters had a little more depth to them. Some complaints I’ve read about the book was with the writing style, however, since I listened to it there was no issues for me! I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a light airy listen.

#8 Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Let me start off with I was NOT excited to read this book. I’m a fan of reading the book before the movie and I just didn’t have time to sit down and enjoy this book. I recently joined a book club and this was the first pick. Well, now I was going to have to find the time. I had a road trip scheduled to Jacksonville (about 5 hours) and I figured it was the best time to sit down and listen to it. Let me tell you… it was SO good. The book wasn’t as predictable as I thought it would be (which I very much enjoyed). It was a good book club choice and I’m glad the girls made me read it.

Any audio book recommendations?

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