Tip Tuesday // Audiobooks Are Your Friends


I don't know about you but I've been complaining that I haven't read nearly as many books as I would have liked over the past years. I also noticed that while I'm working, commuting, or just hanging out, I am listening to the same songs over and over. In January I listened to Serial while working because I was way behind on that craze and I wanted to be involved. I loved it and it made me want to check out other podcasts to listen to and from there I started listening to audiobooks. Now this is nothing new to the world. Audiobooks have been around forever but I just realized that I should be listening to books instead of the same music over and over. I feel like I'm killing two birds with one stone. I'm knocking out books while working.

1 // Sign up for Audible
We've all heard the commercials. Access to thousands of books for $14.95 a month. If you really want to dive in a lot of books, this is probably the best choice besides buying every book you want to listen to.

2 // Listen to a classic on Spotify
Did you know Spotify has audiobooks? Go to Browse > Word and see the selection of classics and poetry you can listen to. Also they have tons of classes on how to learn other languages. 

3 // Look it up on YouTube
Pretty much everything you want is on YouTube so why not audiobooks? Currently I'm listening to Bossypants by Tina Fey and I just looked it up and it's on YT. I'm sure it's very much not legal for it to be there but hey, if you want to listen and it's there, go to town.

4 // Pick books read by the author
Especially memoirs. I listened to Yes, Please by Amy Poehler and it was fantastic. It was so much more personable and there were special additions like having Seth Meyers and her parents read chapters. I felt like I got much more out of the experience than I would have by just reading the book. 

What are you favorite audiobooks? I'm always looking for suggestions.