I’ve gotten into audiobooks a lot more recently. They’re great cause I can listen to them when I’m doing some more menial and mindless tasks at work, when I’m getting ready in the morning, blogging, etc. They really just allow me more opportunities to read—and yes, listening to audiobooks still counts as reading! I will say though, I so far mostly listen to contemporary audiobooks. I find them a bit easier to follow along with, versus say like with fantasy where there’s new lands and magic systems and that can be confusing.
Anyway, check out some of my audiobooks recommendations below—I’m sure I’ll have more as I get the chance to listen to more audiobooks! And share your favorites in the comments as well!
Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I know a lot of people love this audiobook, and it deserves that hype. The format of Illuminae is super unique with all of the different documents/povs, and they do a great job with a different voice/narrator for each of the sections. Plus there’s like super cool out of space sound effects. It really feels like it’s a movie or something.
To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin
This story was super refreshing. I love how there are more more body inclusive and positive books coming out. Savannah’s older sister is off to college and she’s left home alone with her overbearing mom who is way too focused on weight. Enter a cut new kid at school and Savvy finds herself no longer dreading her senior year.
What If It’s Us by Becky Abertalli and Adam Silvera
OMG, I fell in love with this audiobook. The book itself is great, but the audiobook really like sealed the deal for me and made this a story I loved. The narrator for Arthur caught my attention immediately, he captured the personality of Arthur so well and brought his humor to life. And while I was slower to love Ben, I enjoyed the contrast between the two characters. This was my first Adam and Becky read and it did not dissapoint.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Kasie’s audibooks are perfect for listening to when you’re puttering around the house doing chores or something and aren’t always paying like full attention. They’re light and easy and something I can always put on. This music-focused enemy-to-lovers book by her is a must-read.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Abertalli
Becky’s books are so adorable. I love the sister dynamics in this book (twin tension ya’ll) as well as the diversity. Molly has always been afraid of rejection, and is more likely to admire her crushes from afar. But after her twin sister and best friend Cassie gets a girlfriend, Molly finds herself feeling more and more lonely. She’ll just have to woman up and put herself out there.
Let me know your audiobook recommendations in the comments!