Last year, I really started getting into audiobooks. I found that it would give me something to look forward to when getting out on walks, and actually even motivate me to get in those extra steps on days I was feeling up to it.
Today, I thought I would round up the audiobooks I’ve enjoyed over the past year so far, and what I’m currently “reading” (listening to)!
Let’s jump in…
First, I listen to my books through Audible, which is a subscription service. The books are more expensive if you buy them one off, so the monthly cost of $15 is great (and you can cancel anytime; plus I think they are running a sale this week). Your monthly fee turns into a credit you can use to purchase books, 1 credit will purchase any book on the site, with over a million titles. I had honestly planned to listen to one book and here I am, seven books later in less than a year! More books than I’ve consumed in years.
From my list above, I clearly have a “type”‘; I enjoy celebrity memoirs and self-help, but there are tons of other options if those aren’t your jam. Here’s what I thought of what I’ve ready thus far:
Mariah Carey, The Meaning of Mariah | This is the most recent celebrity book I’ve finished and it was really good. I felt it was a bit of a slow start, but then I really started to get into it. I found myself throwing in my ear buds after putting Hendrix down to clean the kitchen and this book always lifted my spirits. I had no idea Mariah lived such a terrible childhood and even into her adulthood, the difficulties she overcame to become such a huge superstar! This book is full of secrets, like who various songs are about, sadness but also joy.
Demi Moore, Inside Out | I have always liked Demi Moore, but also felt that she was a generation older than me so didn’t know a ton about her. Despite the generational divide, this book is really so interesting and she shares some crazy parts of a very rough childhood and into adulthood, her celebrity marriages, what went wrong and more. So so so good!
Jessica Simpson, Open Book | The first audiobook I downloaded–and loved it! This book is juuuuuuicy, and had me laughing out loud to tearing up while out walking! She touches on everything you hope she will 😉 and also shares some really private and special moments of her life. A great listen!
Gary Chapman, The 5 Love Languages of Children | Currently listening to this one, and it’s really insightful. I’ve shared before how much value I’ve placed on the book by the same author named, The 5 Love Languages (which I read almost a decade ago & still own the book), and now being a Mom, this is a really eye opening ‘read’ for how to best love our own children.
Lori Gottlieb, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough | This book was so insightful–if you’re single and in your 30’s, it may make you re-evaluate how you date, if you’re single and in your 20’s, it may make you consider how you choose a partner, and if you’re married, it will definitely give you even higher appreciation for your spouse. Such am enjoyable listen, I couldn’t put it down!
Lori Gottlieb, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone | This was the first book of Lori’s that I got into and it was so fantastic. All about her, a Psychologist and her patients, and taking a peek inside other’s lives. Really entertaining but also introspectively helpful if you’re willing to look within yourself.
Jen Sincero, You Are a Badass at Making Money | This was the first audio self-help book I listened to and I loved it. I have fond memories of walking our neighbourhood feeling energized and motivated! Jen speaks on the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people (let go of nay-sayers, and if you can’t, don’t let them be the ones you share your accomplishments and milestones with), how to begin and why you can do it. It’s very inspiring!
Naomi Davis, A Yellow Coat of Paint | Okay, cheating a little with this one because it’s not out yet, but I’ve pre-ordered it to enjoy this spring (used one of my credits). If you’re not familiar with Love Taza, the popular family-lifestyle blog, Naomi is an eclectic and optimistic mother of 5, and I’ve been loosely following her since her wedding. She’s colourful and upbeat and shares her daily life in such a fun and easily digestible way. I’m sure the book will be nothing short of fantastic and enjoyable!
Would love to know what you girls are listening to or reading and if there is a book you think I’d like. Hope you have a great day! xo