2011 is the year I got hooked on audiobooks. Before that, I would listen to audiobooks of some of my favorite books (a great way to become acquainted with audiobooks btw!) but last year something clicked with me and audiobooks and I haven’t looked back.
I listen in while I’m cooking or doing housework or working out, and listening makes those tasks something to look forward to. And I get in more “reading” time then I would have otherwise. When the narrator is just right, audiobooks can’t be beat, and take the book experience to another level.
I’ve also become more adventurous with my reading choices through audiobooks. In addition to YA, I like to listen to memoirs, historical fiction, urban fantasy, and my new favorite humor category.
Over the last year I’ve listened to 35 audiobooks, including 22 year to date. These are some of my favorites by category from the last 12 months:
Science Fiction: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton
Historical Fiction: A Good American by Alex George, narrated by Gibson Frazier
YA: Insurgent by Veronica Roth, narrated by Emma Galvin. Gilt by Katherine Longshore, narrated by Jennifer Ikeda. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys, narrated by Emily Klein. Cinder by Marissa Meyer, narrated by Rebecca Soler. A Million Suns by Beth Revis, narrated by Tara Carrozza and Lucas Salvagno. And Last Breath by Rachel Caine, narrated by Cynthia Holloway.
What are your favorite audiobooks?