Top Ten Tuesday

TTT – Amazing Audiobooks I Never Reviewed On My Blog

Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.

This week’s topic is a freebie, and I wanted to call some attention to awesome books that I haven’t reviewed on my blog. I love audiobooks, but I rarely post reviews of them on my blog. I like to relax while listening to them, and I rarely take the time to pull quotes from them, or write down content warnings. Instead of posting reviews on my blog, I write a quick review on Goodreads, but some of them have been so good that I wanted to highlight them today! Here’s ten amazing audiobooks that I loved but didn’t post on my blog:

  1. Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola — see my review here. This smart, engaging, and charming book about a young, Nigerian-British woman in college working towards social justice and falling in love was one that I couldn’t stop reading.
  2. Thank You for Listening by Julia Whelan — see my review here. One of my favorite audiobook narrators wrote a book and it’s hilarious while still touching on serious topics, and has a main character with a disability.
  3. Some Maintenance Required by Marie-Renée Lavoie — see my review here. While this wasn’t a long book, it packed a huge emotional punch that hit me hard because I was so invested in the character.
  4. The Prettiest Star by Carter Sickels — see my review here. A moving story of a young gay man with AIDS who moved back home to Ohio to die, where he finds himself not only facing his own death, but also homophobia and alienation. It gave me new insight into history that I was way too young to remember, but that had a tremendous impact on our society.
  5. Flying Solo by Linda Holmes — see my review here.  This was a really cool mash-up of rom-com, mystery, heist, and even a little historical fiction, and the author really did great with all of them. I loved the MC and her acceptance of her new life after a cancelled wedding just before she turns forty. 
  6. Counterfeit by Kirsten Chen — see my review here. This twisty read had me hooked from start to finish, and I loved the plot twists!
  7. The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle by Matt Cain — see my review here. This sweet, heartwarming story of an older man who decides to change his life and work towards self-acceptance of being gay in his 60s was such a wonderful story!
  8. A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall — see my review here. Regency romance but make it trans? YES PLEASE! I couldn’t stop reading this, and absolutely loved every minute of this read.
  9. Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur — see my review here. Who doesn’t love the idea of an adorable romance between a free-spirited astrology buff and a hardcore realist, which turned out to be one of the hottest sapphic romances I’ve ever read?
  10. Violeta by Isabel Allende — see my review here. This incredible story follows the amazing 100 year life of a woman who was born in one pandemic and dies during a second, but has an incredible life that I couldn’t stop listening to. 

What are some of your favorite audiobooks? Let me know so I can add them to my TBR!

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  1. I loved the audiobooks for the whole Sleeping Giants series! It’s a phenomenal sci-fi series told through interviews and log files and the audiobooks have a full cast! I also really enjoyed Critical Role’s Kith and Kin (because I’m a huge Critical Role fan haha) it’s such a fun fantasy book and all the narrators are soooo good! Robbie Daymond really brings the world to life.

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  2. Oh yes!!! Your post comes just at the right time!! I am looking for a few new audio books and now I have a whole nice list to chose from. The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle will be my first choice. Violetta is in our Book Club, maybe I should try it on audio….

    Project Hail Mary was a BRILLIANT audio book!

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

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    • Oooh! I hope you love them, and I’m so glad that this wound up being such a timely post for you. I’ve heard so much about Project Hail Mary, I’ll have to check it out as an audiobook, so thanks for the heads up!


      • I bet! I was a kid during the AIDS crisis in the 80’s, old enough to know it was bad, but not old enough to truly understand. I’ll have to check this one out.

        Same here, but the last several Bosch books have been narrated by Titus Welliver, who plays Bosch in the Amazon series, so definitely an upgrade in the end!

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      • Me too – I remember knowing that things were bad, but not really getting the full extent of things at the time.

        And it’s great to know that the narrator is actually an upgrade, so I’ll definitely have to check them out!


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