It’s finally here, my favorite part of Audio Book Month! Jen at Devourer of Books does a great job hosting this event each year. I can’t believe that this is my third year participating. If you are interested in some great audio book discussions this week make sure you head over there and look for the linky with all of the participating blogs.
I am a huge fan of listening to lighter books. Over the last year I’ve found myself gravitating to books that are considered chick lit for this reason. Some of them are good simply because you don’t miss important aspects of the story if you aren’t fully concentrating on the plot. Great examples of this kind of book are the two novels by Sophie Kinsella that I’ve listened to. Twenties Girl and I’ve Got Your Number were very entertaining to say the least..
I’ve just finished The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen which was narrated by Karen White (review coming soon), but it was a perfect example of why I love audio books so much. My attention is often split while listening to audio books. While I had The Sugar Queen playing it was so easy to see the story playing out. It was like listening to an old-time radio program. I had a similar experience while listening to Sarah Blake’s The Postmistress last year.
If you are visiting Teresa’s Reading Corner from the Audio Book Week headquarters, WELCOME! I’m so glad that you made it by. I hope you find it to be an excellent resource for all things audio book related. As the host of the Audio Book Challenge you will find a ton of links to other blogs that love audio books as well. Each month participants link up their reviews so that others may easily find them. You will always find the most recent linky in my sidebar under the Audio Book Challenge button. Here is the linky for June, definitely worth checking out.
If you aren’t already a participant in the Audio Book Challenge, you can still join. It’s never too late and we’d love to have you!
Do you find yourself gravitating to a particular genre while listening to audio books? Is it the same or different to what you read in print? What has been one of your favorites from the past year? I’d love to hear!
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