Sunday, July 14, 2019

Recent Audiobook Reads

Hooray for summer vacation and having a car, which means I can listen to audiobooks as I cruise around. 

I'll Give You the Sun
 by Jandy Nelson

I've been working away at my Goodreads To Read List for the past four months: whenever it was time to choose a new book, I'd go there first and intentionally read the books I listed long ago. I've whittled it down by about 50 titles (this includes children's books) and am feeling happy about my progress. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson has been on my list forever, so I was psyched when I found the audiobook in my library.


But this is not a book best suited for audio format.


There are a lot of family folk remedies that I would have skimmed in book format that was impossible on audiobook.


It also felt so long that I had to just get the hard copy of the book so I could skim through it. It's too bad, because the writing is gorgeous, but it isn't worth the slog.

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

This was an interesting reading experience. I enjoyed listening to this book as I drove around New England.


Then I updated my Goodreads and saw there was a lot of criticism of the book in regards to racism and ableism. I hadn't noticed any of this.


Lesson learned: be on the look out for these problems in books.


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