Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. This week’s topic is an audio freebie, and this physical/e-book reader wants to try out audiobooks, so I decided this was the perfect time to list ten of the first audiobooks I plan on listening to.
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On the Come Up by angie thomas
I’m currently listening to this one, which I think is perfect because it features a lot of rap verses.
Becoming by Michelle Obama
This is Michelle Obama’s autobiography, and she narrates the audiobook herself. I’ve already listened to some of it, and it’s pretty good so far.
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
I view audiobooks as a more speedy way of getting through books, so I think rereading The Diviners in an audio format would be best. I just recently purchased a copy of its sequel, Lair of Dreams, and I badly need a reread to refresh my memory before jumping into the second book.
The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
I read these books as a child and I remember rating them all five stars, but my knowledge of the series’ events are all from watching the movies. So around Christmas time maybe, I’ll read this series for basically the first time–that’s how little I remember of it. Also I know this series and author are being canceled by everyone now, but I just want to refresh my memory of a childhood favorite. :”)
There are two audio versions of Harry Potter narrated by two different people, and apparently both are amazing, so I don’t know which one I’ll pick? Maybe I’ll alternate between the two? Help!
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha #1) by Tomi Adeyemi
I’m loving Bahni Turpin’s narration from my current read, On the Come Up, so I’m excited to try her again, plus I’ve been told this book contains some foreign words that’ll be hard for an English speaker to pronounce.
To be honest, I mostly just want to read this book so that I can watch Read with Cindy’s spoiler-filled Inan rant.
A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes #3) by Sabaa Tahir
I don’t remember much from An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night, but I think my memory is decent enough that I can get away with reading a spoiler recap somewhere and immediately jumping into the third book. Honestly, I don’t really care for this series (Laia is such a boring main character, sorry not sorry), so that’s why I want to consume it on audio, which I think will take less time.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Am I the only one who finds hyped books slightly scary? Evelyn Hugo is one of the most hyped books ever, and I honestly am gonna cry if I don’t rate it five stars (not even exaggerating), which is why I’m so scared to read it.
Illuminae (the Illuminae Files #1) by Amir Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
I tried reading the physical version of Illuminae so many times, but I just couldn’t get through it. I felt so bad because this series is so hyped and I want to know what the buzz is about, so I’m making this my last attempt. If I still can’t get through Illuminae through the audio version, then I officially give up on this book series.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The narrator is the same one as Harry Potter‘s, so maybe I’ll just listen to the Stephen Fry Harry Potter and try Jim Dale through this book?
The Night Circus is an all time favorite for some, while others just find it okay, and I’m excited to see where I fall (the all time favorite side please).
Nevermoor: the Trials of Morriagan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend
I’m actually kinda scared of listening to a fantasy book on audio (some part of me thinks I’ll miss important world-building stuff?), but here’s me trying.
That’s all, folks. Talk to me in the comments. What’s your favorite audiobook? How should I listen to the Harry Potter audiobooks? Have you ever listened to an audiobook before? Thanks so much for reading!