Audiobook Week is an annual event hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. If you love audiobooks or are looking for audiobook recommendations make sure to follow along! There are daily discussion topics all this week devoted to all things audiobook.
2012-2013, Your Audiobook Year
Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.
I’m not new to audiobooks, but I’d say in the last year my percentage of books read via audio has grown a bit. Since last year’s audiobook week, I’ve listened to 54 audiobooks, and that is about 40% of my total books read, and about 50% more than last year. I sometimes toy with the idea of only reviewing audiobooks since there’s not a lot of us that focus on them so heavily, but I don’t think I’m ready to go there just yet.
I listen to audiobooks during the day, when I’m exercising, doing household chores, anytime really. I tend to read my print books only at night during the week. There’s no way I’d get as many books “read” without audiobooks.
Lately I’m noticing that I’m listening to more Adult Fiction or Romance titles, while I read more YA books in print. I take more chances on books outside my comfort zone via audiobook, from humor, sports and music memoirs to erotica. So, consequently my blog is getting a little more eclectic and I’m good with that.
These are some of my favorites titles by category from the last 12 months:
Romance: Down London Road by Samantha Young, read by Elle Newlands, Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren, read by Grace Grant and Jonathan R. Cole, If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones, read by Grace Grant, and Reckless by S.C. Stephens, read by Rebekkah Ross.
Memoir: Long Shot by Mike Piazza, read by the author and Holter Graham, and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling, read by the author.
YA: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch, read by Tai Sammons, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, read by Rebecca Lowman and Sunil Malhotra, Out of The Easy by Ruta Sepetys read by Lauren Fortgang, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, read by Kate Rudd.
Have you also been listening to more audiobooks this year? What are your audio faves?