Hi all! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these, I was at home for the weekend to go see Superstars of Gymnastics at the O2 with my parents. It was brilliant, definitely worth going home for and it was just nice to have a break from being at Uni, to see my parents and my dog again even if just for a very short time.
Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is an Audio Freebie, so we can choose whatever we want as our topic, which is actually quite timely as I have been meaning to get into audiobooks more this year. I loved them as a kid, but for some reason, I went off them as as I got older but now I think it’s time to try them again. So today I thought I’d share with you the Audiobooks I’d Like To Try:
- You-Caroline Kepnes
I really, well enjoyed seems like the wrong word for a show about stalking, but for lack of a better one, enjoyed You on Netflix last year, and it made me curious to try out the book, but since the show is so much based on Joe’s narration and I’ve heard really good things about the audiobook, I think I’m going to try it on audio.
2. Game of Thrones-George RR Martin
Yes I haven’t read Game of Thrones yet, yes, I’ve watched the entire TV series, proceed to your judgement now. I find the size of the Game of Thrones books ridiculously intimidating, I’ve never read anything over 1000 pages before and I don’t intend to start now, I’m having enough trouble finishing Kingdom of Ash. But I would still like to try Game of Thrones, so I’m hoping that attempting it on audio will make it a little less intimidating.
3. Sadie-Courtney Summers
I’ve been seeing this book everywhere over the last few months, and I have to admit, it does sound intriguing, a girl investigating her sister’s murder for revenge? Yes I am definitely down for that. I’ve heard such good things about the audiobook for this one that it definitely seems like the way to consume this story.
4. A Discovery of Witches-Deborah Harkness
I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff posted about the TV show for this, which definitely has me intrigued, a woman who discovers she is a witch and unleashes a whole load of magical creatures on a library? Definitely sounds like a very Jo book. It’s quite thick though and I’ve heard good stuff about the audio, so I thought that would be a good format to give this one a try.
5. Illuminae-Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
I’m not entirely sure about this one, since sci-fi is not really my thing, but so many people love it and I’d like to know what all the fuss is about, and I was recommended the audiobook when I asked for audio recs, so hopefully I’ll enjoy it.
6. Reasons To Stay Alive-Matt Haig
This is another one I was recommended when I asked for audio recs, and I have been getting more into non-fiction lately, so I thought this would be a good one to try, I’ve not experienced depression myself, but it would be nice to get more of an insight into it.
7. Cress & Winter-Marissa Meyer
I need to finish The Lunar Chronicles books but the last two, especially the last one, are significantly larger than the first two, so I thought I might find them less intimidating if I listened to to the audio, plus they were recommended to me as good audiobooks so I hopefully I will enjoy the stories if I consume them this way.
8. Dissolution-CJ Sansom
I haven’t really heard about the audio for this one but it’s a book I’ve been meaning to try for ages and I thought that getting the audio would be the kick in the butt I need to actually read this one. It’s a detective solving mysteries in Tudor England, what is not to love about that?!
9. The Girl on The Train-Paula Hawkins
I saw the film and liked it, so I thought I’d try the book and my friend mentioned that she’d tried it on audio and enjoyed it, so I figured listening to it on audio would be a good way to read the story without having to squeeze another book into my ever diminishing shelf space.
10. The Magicians-Lev Grossman
I keep seeing ads for the TV show and it looks really good, but of course I want to try the book first. It’s another one that seems to be quite thick, so I thought that trying it in audio might make it more easily digestible.
So there we go, the audiobooks I’d like to try. Anyone read any of these books, in audio or otherwise? Did you like them? Give me all the audiobook recs, I’m an audiobook newbie, so tell me all your faves!
Next week’s topic is Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book, we did a similar topic, I think last year or maybe the year before, but I’ll try to find some different things for next week. Meanwhile, I’m going to have my review of Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, up for you guys in the next few days so keep an eye out for that!