My To Be Listened To

A couple of months back I signed up for the ACL program and was lucky enough to be accepted. Since then I’ve been steadily collecting and listening to a couple of different audiobooks, and I thought it would be fun today to share some of my list, or my TBL, if you will.

If you haven’t heard of, there are audibook store that allows you to support an indepedent bookstore of your choice. If you’re interested in signing up, I have a referral link here that will get you a free audiobook (please note, this is an affiliate link so I will received a small benefit as well!)

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

This is my current read from the list. I’m going to say this now so that I don’t have to repeat it for every single book, but I am seriously terrible at listening to audiobooks. I can only listen to them in small chunks—usually no more than 15 to 20 minutes. I just get antsy and anxious—I can’t do anything else while I listen, but I also can’t handle not doing anything for a long period of time. So this audiobook at almost 9 hours is probably going to take me a month to finish. I’m 10% in now and I do really, really enjoy it so far but you know, see above.

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Rachel Vasquez Gilliland

One of my favourite things about is how diverse their ACL picks are. And more importantly, the fact that they highlight and celebrate that. In your library, you can search through tags like ‘Native American and Indeigenous Voices’ or ‘Latinx Voices’ and etc. One of my pet peeves is when people review books and make no mention that it’s diverse, but that’s a discussion for another day. Anyway, I think this might be one of the next ones I pick up. It’s described as ‘Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson’, so sign me up! Plus that cover….stunning.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Full disclosure…I know nothing about this one. I thought the cover was gorgeous and that was all it took. That and the fact I’ve been wanting to try some Rebecca Roanhorse for a while but just didn’t know where to start. This is the first in a new series from Roanhorse, so it seems like as good a place as any. Goodreads tells me that this is ‘ inspired by the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.’ You just have to say the word magic and I’m there.

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Do you ever just get books completely mixed up? I saw this cover and thought it was this one author who I wasn’t really interested in, but looked it up on Goodreads because I love the title. AND THEN I realised this is the author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post. *Cue loud fangirling* I’ve been waiting for a new book from Danforth for years because I really enjoyed Cameron Post way back in 2015. This definitely seems like it’s more of a creepy type of story than that which isn’t usually my thing, but I’ll give it a go for spoopy season!

Skyhunter by Marie Lu

I know there are a lot of Marie Lu super fans out there, but I personally lost interest in her around about the time The Young Elites came out. I’ve never been against reading her, but I just was’t really drawn in to anything she was putting out. I’m still not sure whether I will be, but I downloaded this so I could give it a chance. I don’t know anything about it, but I’m hoping it’ll just be a fun story. I know it’s sci fi/dystopian, which is something I haven’t read in a while. I guess we’ll see how I go!

Are you an audiobook fan? Do you use yourself?

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