My Top Five Favourite Audiobooks of 2018
I am a big fan of audiobooks. I listen to them at home, on my commute and even at work (ssh! Don’t tell my boss).
There are quite apps you can use and I would recommend:
Favourite Audiobook Platforms
- BookBeat – £13.99 a month but you have access to ALL of their audiobooks, including new releases
- Audible – £7.99 a month. You get a credit a month to download a book, plus there are daily and monthly deals
- BorrowBox – If you’re signed up to a library you can use this app for free and listen to any of the libraries available ebooks as if you were checking books out of the library
- Libby – Another library based app. If you’re signed up to a library you can also use this app for free to listen to books
- HiBooks – £12.99 a month. Like BookBeat with your subscription, you can listen to ALL of their books at any time
My personal favourite is BookBeat and this year, so far, I have read: 29 audiobooks.
Here are my Top Five Favourite Audiobooks of 2018, so far:
Women by Chloe Caldwell
This is a relatively new release, with a gorgeous simple cover. A novella, this story follows a girl who falls in love, for the first time, with another woman. An honest and visceral look at first loves, first relationships and break-ups.
Fully Functioning Human (Almost) by Melanie Murphy
I’ve only recently discovered Melanie Murphy on YouTue but I love her funny and down-to-earth she is. Her book is the exact thing, especially the audiobook which is read by Melanie. In her lovely Irish twang, with painful honesty and full of inspiration it’s a lovely listen.
Make ‘Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds
I miss Debbie Reynolds! If you’re anything like me and was heartbroken by the death of not only Carrie Fisher but her mother Debbie over Christmas 18 months ago you have to listen to Debbie’s autobiography. Funny, full of anecdotes but also a painful, yet moving, look at her relationship with her daughter. I loved it.
My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella
I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages – it felt like it was my autobiography when I read the synopsis – but I only got to round to it over audio. A fun, light-hearted women’s fiction for anyone who feels out of their depth living the London high life.
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
I cannot wait for the movie adaptation of this book to come out! Emma Thompson is my heroine and I think she could win some big prizes for this, based on the trailer. That being said, this book is so harrowing. A moral dilemma which is haunting and wonderfully portrayed in the novel. Well worth a read.
Those are my top five favourite audiobook of the year so far. We still have four and a bit months to go before the end of the year so I expect they’ll be a few more audiobooks on my yearly round-up than the 29 currently on it.
What audiobooks have you been listening to recently? Let me know in the comments below.