Truth be told, I was never a fan of audiobooks. I tried numerous times but kept spacing out and getting bored or completely lost in the story. I am a pretty fast reader and I liked controlling the pace of the story – letting that go to the audio was hard.
But then I heard someone mention on a podcast that they really enjoyed listening to memoirs, and that was a game-changer for me. I struggle with fiction but for some reason, that first-person/personal story approach works.
For Christmas, I asked for a Libro.fm gift membership. While there are other options (which I will dive into another post soon) what I love most about Libro, besides their selection, is that my purchase directly benefits my local indie bookstore.
I activated the gift membership this weekend and choose Taste by Stanley Tucci as my first audiobook for 2022. I will be sure to review it once I finish!
They offer great lists of audiobook options but here are a few audiobooks I have listened to and loved:
Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad
You’ll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar
One Life by Megan Rapinoe
Wine Girl by Victoria James
The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
Present over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Who Thought This Was a Good Idea by Alyssa Mastromonaco
You Got Anything Stronger by Gabrielle Union
Rebel Chef by Dominique Crenn
A Home in the World by Tsh Oxenreider
Sous Chef by Michael Gibney
The Making of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman
Life From Scratch by Sasha Martin
In the Heights by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Open by Andre Agassi
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
A Promised Land by Barak Obama
Know my name by Chanel Miller
East a Peach by David Chang
Open Book by Jessica Simpson
Workhorse by Kim Reed (downloaded by not read yet!)