This is the year I’ve fallen in love with audiobooks. I never really used to understand when and how people listened to them, and I figured I would always be able to read much faster if I was just reading physical books. But then I started a free trial on Storytel, which is a Dutch audiobook service where you can listen to an unlimited amount of audiobooks for a set monthly fee. And I fell in love.
I’ve listened to quite a lot of audiobooks this year, and I think it’s the perfect activity to relax, because I’ve found it relaxes me even more than physical reading does! I generally listen to audiobooks while doing another activity on the side that doesn’t request any language skills, like a jigsaw puzzle, sudoku puzzles or a simple computer game.
Partnering with Libro.fm
Earlier this week, I applied for the influencer program of Libro.fm, and I couldn’t be more excited to be accepted for this program. This means I get to listen to a selection of audiobooks to post about and review every month! Libro.fm is an audiobook service that makes it possible for readers to buy audiobooks and support physical bookstores (you could even choose which store to support if you wanted to), and their service is available worldwide (although their membership is limited to the US).
I’ve already listened to Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert, my review of which will be up soon! I’ve also downloaded The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, so I can reread it (you can find my review here!), and The Deep by Rivers Solomon.
Some books I’ve listened to and really enjoyed are:
- Tara Sim – Timekeeper
- Shaun David Hutchinson – At the Edge of the Universe
- Anna Meriano – A Dash of Trouble
- Nina Moreno – Don’t Date Rosa Santos
- Robin Talley – Pulp
- Elizabeth Acevedo – The Poet X (narrated by the author!)
- Tehlor Kay Mejia – We Set the Dark on Fire
- Sandhya Menon – There’s Something About Sweetie
- Tanya Boteju – Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
- Amy Spalding – The Summer of Jordi Perez
Do you like to listen to audiobooks?