Good morning my loves!
I hope your weekend was all you hoped! Today’s post is a quick one wrapping up the audiobooks that I’ve listened to and loved recently. For years I was an avid listener with Audible, but more recently I’ve moved to Scribd and am thoroughly enjoying their selection. Here are four that I highly recommend!
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
I had been waiting this gem to be published in the UK, after seeing lots of American blogger rave about it. My interest then was compounded by the fact that it had been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. The story of a couple, Celestial and Roy, newlyweds whose lives are shattered when Roy is arrested and imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and the impact that this has on their relationship. I loved the relationship between Celestial and Roy and would absolutely love this book to win the prize this year. 5/5 stars.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
I felt like I had been missing out on a cult classic by not having read this one. I don’t really know where to start with this brief review, but I will say this. The writing is fantastic, the difficult topic of suicide is not sensationalised and is, in my mind, handled really well. While I listened to this one, I now need to pick up a physical copy for my collection. 5/5 stars.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I almost didn’t pick this one up, purely because so many people were raving about it. I just couldn’t imagine that this would live up to the praise. Oh, how wrong was I? From the very beginning I was completely enthralled in Evelyn’s story. It was not at all what I was expecting. It wasn’t smutty, nor cliched. The story was told in such a brilliant way, and that twist? I adored it. Need to pick myself up a physical copy now! 5/5 stars.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
This is the second book that I have read by Caitlin Doughty and I think it’s fair to say that I will pick up anything and everything that she has published. In her exceptional book Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Caitlin tells the story of how she found herself working in the funeral industry where most people want nothing more than to avoid it like the plague. She’s absolutely fascinating and I highly recommend her books! 5/5 stars.
And there we have it, the audiobooks that I have listened to and loved recently. Are you a fan of audiobooks like me? I’d love it if you’d leave your recommendations in the comments below!
Peace and pages