Have a long drive to work in the mornings? Bored of your usual workout playlist? Ever tried listening to an audiobook? I personally get so bored on the elliptical that I stop well before I should. I always envy those people who can read a book while they do their cardio. As someone who gets car sick very easily, this is just not an option for me. So I recently downloaded an audiobook to listen to while working out and fell in love. Reading has never been so easy. I even find myself listening to my book while I run errands or before falling asleep at night.
So in celebration of this new found iTunes wonder, I thought I’d share some great books in audio form…
By Kathryn Stockett
As one of the top selling audiobooks on iTunes, you can bet that you won’t want to put this one down (or turn it off). Publishers Weekly says: “What perfect timing for this optimistic, uplifting debut novel (and maiden publication of Amy Einhorn’s new imprint) set during the nascent civil rights movement in Jackson, Miss., where black women were trusted to raise white children but not to polish the household silver.”
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
By Stieg Larsson
“The Girl…” series by Larsson has created quite a stir in bookselling. If you haven’t read any books of this series you should start at this one. According to iTunes it’s a “spellbinding amalagam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue… It’s about the disappearance 40 years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden.”
By Emma Donoghue
Enter the “Room” readers, because “to five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn, read, eat and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he’s meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held her captive for seven years.”
An Object of Beauty
By Steve Martin
If you love his movies, you’ll love Steve Martin’s new book, “An Object of Beauty”. With great reviews, this book takes you on a young girl’s journey through the complex New York art world. She is “young, captivating, and ambitious”. She is “groomed at Sotheby’s and hungry to keep climbing the social and career ladders put before her.”
Eat, Pray, Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert
If you have yet to read the book (which I think most girls have read), you won’t be able to get off the treadmill. Gilbert takes you through her miraculous journey to find everything in Italy, India and Indonesia.