During COVID, I started to listen to audiobooks more often. They were a great escape and the perfect companion for all of the walking I was doing.
(Before I get started, if you don’t have the Libby app, stop everything that you’re doing right now, i.e. reading this, and go download it from the App Store. Most larger library branches allow you to get a library card online in an instant, so also, if you haven’t done that either, please go get your library card, then come back and continue with the rest of this post.)
I’m linking to places where you can buy the physical book, but all of these books – audio and physical books – are available for free with your library card on the Libby app. There may be a bit of a wait, but all well worth it. Promise.
My favorite audiobooks this Spring
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. I’m somewhat obsessed with this story. I think about it a lot. It’s emotional, frustrating, and has you on the edge of your seat. What starts as a family’s move to Alaska turns into a gripping epic about Leni and the community that rallies around her. A must read.
Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey. McConaughey’s autobiography is read by the author, and not only is it a joy to have him read stories about his own personal experiences but the life lessons are impactful. All-in-all, Greenlights is alright, alright, alright. (Good god, I’m sorry, I had to.)
The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave. This was a wild ride with twists and turns on every page. The story of Hannah, Bailey and Owen is not what you think. What starts with a corrupt company turns into a very personal story about family.
A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost. Read by the author, this is a great compilation of stories by ScarJo’s hubs/SNL Weekend Update host. The stories about Jost and Michael Che especially got some LOLs from me.
The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. If you read The Guest List, you’re going to love Lucy’s tale about a company offsite turn murder mystery in the Scottish Highlands. You’re never going to guess who is at the center of it all!
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