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Twelve Audiobooks I’d Love To Try As An Audiobook Newbie {Top Ten Tuesday}

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Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!

Today’s all about audio! And what perfect timing too, because it’s only been a few weeks since I, an audiobook newbie, fell HEAD OVER HEELS in love with audiobooks.

I’ve always wanted to try them, but never actually got to it. But since I started a new job that required me to drive for longer periods of time (I’m in the car about 1,5 to 2 hours a day), I figured it would be the perfect time to try audiobooks. And I LOVE IT. I’m getting so much reading done, the daily commute seems to fly by and I’m even looking forward to it!

So while I’m still new at this and don’t have that many recommendations yet (Highly recommend Daisy Jones and the Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid though), I want to focus this post on the audiobooks I’m thinking about trying next. Feel free to give me more recs!

Sadie by Courtney Summers
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

I want to read this massive standalone fantasy so badly, but the sheer volume is intimidating.Β  Maybe it’ll be easier to digest as an audiobook?

Sadie by Courtney Summers

This book has been HYPED by so many of my fellow bookbloggers, and I’ve seen it recommended as an audiobook too because of the podcast format of the story. So I definitely want to try it.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

I want to try reading more non-fiction, and what better way than listening to the story of Michelle Obama, as told by Michelle Obama herself?

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

This sounds like such a fun, cute romance that I want to try, so maybe an audiobook is the way to go.

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

I’ve been wanting to read this one FOREVER and for some reason I keep procrastinating, so maybe I’ll have better luck with the audiobook version?

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Same, for some reason I keep putting off on reading this, even though it’s such a widely loved book. So I’m thinking an audiobook will help me read.

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
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Obsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
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The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristof

I read and loved Illuminae but I still haven’t gotten to the rest of the trilogy. And seeing as this series has such a fun and unique format, I’m thinking it would be a really fun audiobook as well.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
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Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Same story as so many of these. I want to read it for so long, but haven’t gotten around to it. AN audiobook may help with that.

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

This historically incorrect comedy sounds hilarious, so it would definitely make the ride to and from work a blast!

Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

I love the idea that this book explores the idea of a girl who thought she only liked girls starting to feel attraction to a boy and questioning her sexuality. There’s unfortunately a whole lot of bi-erasure and I think this book addresses this topic nicely and would be a fun audiobook.

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ARe you an audiobook fan or not really? If you are a fan, which ones do you highly recommend this newbie to try?


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38 Comments

  1. I’ve never liked audiobooks, but I think I just haven’t found the right one for me yet. I imagine Sadie is a great choice for an audiobook. πŸ™‚

    1. I understand completely, I only just got into them myself! But Sadie does sound great πŸ™‚

  2. It would be interesting to listen to illuminae on audio! I guess priory could be easier on audio. You wouldn’t be constantly reminded how big it is haha.

    1. Haha, it would just go on and on and on but hopefully it’ll be so good I won’t notice πŸ˜‰

  3. I think Illuminae would be fantastic on audio! And the Seven Husbands sounds great too.

    1. I hope to try it soon! And yes, definitely recommend Evelyn Hugo πŸ˜‰

  4. I’d love to try Michelle Obama’s book on audio. I’ve heard the book is excellent and I’ve love to hear her tell her own story.

    1. Yes, it sounds so good, I hope to try it soon!

  5. Great list! I love listening to audiobooks while driving, too – it tends to be the best time for me to listen to them. I’ve been meaning to re-read The Night Circus, actually, because I didn’t love it when I read it a few years ago but my reading tastes have changed, and I remember the writing style was beautiful so I bet it’s a wonderful audiobook.

    I’d recommend the audiobook for Strange the Dreamer – Steve West is a fantastic narrator. I also love the audiobooks for the Memoirs of Lady Trent series – the narrator, Kate Reading, brings those books to life for me – and I’m currently listening to the audiobook of Red Sister, read by Helen Duff, and I’m really enjoying it so far.

    1. I just started the Night Circus today and it does have a beautiful writing style! Hope I’ll love it, and you’ll love it better on the second try πŸ™‚ Thnks for the recs!

  6. I hope you like The Bear and the Nightingale when you read or listen to it.

    This is our Top Ten Tuesday.

    1. I hope so too, I heard amazing things!

  7. I’ve heard Sadie and The Illuminae Files make really good audiobooks. I might need to try them at some point.

    -Lauren

    1. I heard great things too! Hope we’ll both enjoy them when we get to them πŸ™‚

  8. I’m attempting to get into audiobooks again, I liked them as a kid but I haven’t read one in years! I’m almost done with Michelle Obama’s book, and whilst I can’t speak to the narration because I read it in physical format, the book is great! I want to try Illuminae and Sadie as well, and although I have Priory in hardback, if I find it too much then I’ll definitely switch to audio.

    1. So glad to hear you’re liking Becoming! I think it’s my next listen πŸ™‚

  9. Great list! I’ve listened The Bear and the Nightingale and Night Circus as audiobooks – both have excellent narrators ?

    1. OOh good to know, they’re defintely up next on my audiobook TBR!

  10. I’m reading Becoming right now. It definitely would make for a good audiobook.

    My Top Ten Tuesday post.

    1. Hope you’ll enjoy! Definitely want to try it soon πŸ™‚

  11. The Night Circus is such a wonderful audio book!!

    1. I just started it today and am already loving it πŸ™‚

  12. I heard Priory of the Orange Tree is a really good audiobook! I’d also love to listen to Becoming, The Night Circus (already read it in physical form but I’m sure the audiobook would be magical as well) and definitely the Illuminae trilogy as well. I love audiobooks so much but I can hardly afford them. They’re usually much more expensive than hardcovers even with an audible subscription. *sobs*

    1. I know, they are so expensive, it’s crazy πŸ™

  13. Oooo, great list!! I am an avid audiobook listener and almost enjoy listening to audiobooks more than reading books.

    Here’s a link to my TTT post: https://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2019/03/top-ten-tuesday-audiobook-freebie-my.html?showComment=1553617757328#c4963295880076597634

    1. I’m glad I finally discovered the amazingness of audiobooks as well πŸ™‚

  14. Michelle Obama’s own narration of her book is GREAT, and I really like the narrator on the Winternight series, so hopefully you can get into The Bear and the Nightingale via audio!

    1. So glad you loved them, they’re both up next on my audiobook TBR!

  15. I usually listen to audiobooks when I’m driving (or cooking) too. I haven’t listened to too many yet, but I just got an audible subscription. I’m looking forward to reading Priory of the Orange Tree, but I have the ebook of that.

    1. Yay for a fellow Audible subscription newbie πŸ™‚ Hope you’ll enjoy Priory!

  16. I listen to audiobooks during my commute, too! I’d love to listen to Michelle’ Obama’s book, but the length scares me!

    1. oh I didn’t know it was that long yet *oops* still want to try it though πŸ™‚ Hope we’ll both end up loving it!

  17. Yay! Welcome to the world of Audiobooks <3

    I struggled listening to The Night Circus on Audiobook because there are time jumps and I kept getting confused. They did say the date at the beginning of the chapter but I still found myself getting lost.

    I would recommend Ready Player One and The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue on Audiobook!

    1. Thanks! I’m trying The Night Circus now, I hope it’ll work better for me but I’ll try to pay extra attention to the dates πŸ™‚

  18. Audiobooks are great! I listen to them during my morning/evening commutes and when I’m cooking. For some reason, I have a hard time focusing on fiction audiobooks because my mind tends to wander a bit, so I stick to nonfiction mostly. Becoming is one of my faves!

    1. I need to try Becoming! πŸ™‚

  19. Krystianna says:

    I am not a big audiobook fan because I find myself easily distracted. However, I have heard great things about the Illuminae Files audiobook! I’ll definitely have to check it out.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I definitely need to check out the Illuminae audiobooks as well!

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