Why I Love Audiobooks

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If we’re friends on Goodreads (if you’re not, you should rectify that right now and friend me here!), you may notice that I rarely never pick up audiobooks. I used to read so many audiobooks from my library when I was younger, but I recently picked up my first audiobook in nearly a decade.

I recently started college, and my goodness, audiobooks are a lifesaver. I went into college expecting to not be able to read any books during my time at school, and that’s about right. I’ve read considerably less since I started college, but I’m still pulling through in reading a few books each month, which is what I’m incredibly happy about. I already reached my Goodreads challenge, so my new challenge is hitting 100 books by the end of the year.

Audiobooks are so helpful in the downtimes where you’re not really doing anything. I listen to audiobooks (sometimes music) when I work out, drive, walk to class, wait in lines, get ready to fall asleep – the possibilities are endless. I find them to be so relaxing, especially when you need something to focus on. If you’re anything like me, I constantly feel like I’m doing too much and doing not enough at the same time, and I find that audiobooks really help during the times I feel like I’m just sitting around and not doing enough.

As a college student, it is not to say that I feel like you have to read audiobooks if you want to read during school. I use Overdrive (see if your library has one!) and all of the audiobooks available are those that are already published. As a blogger, I have tons of early titles and ARCs that I like to read and having an audiobook to read side-by-side with an ARC makes me feel like I can juggle backlist books as well as front list books which gives me a good balance between the books I may have missed a few years ago and books I’m excited for in the near future.

Overall, I definitely recommend audiobooks if you don’t use them already! I used to be such an anti-audiobook reader, but I now find them to be so wonderful.  These have literally changed my life & I’m going to continue pushing them onto readers alike.

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alice name.pngAlice is an 18 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable. You can find her scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and forever organizing her shelves on Goodreads.

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Do you usually read audiobooks? What audiobook would you recommend a first-time listener to start with? Let me know in the comments below!

17 thoughts on “Why I Love Audiobooks

  1. Ohh, I have heard so many people say awesome things about audiobooks lately. I like non fiction as audiobook but I still feel hesitant about fiction, but I think I will give it a try!

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  2. I used to find them so slow but now that I’ve realized that I can play them at double the speed, I am obsessed! I am almost always busy with my studies so they help a lot.

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  3. I also LOVE audiobooks. They seriously saved my reading life in my first few years of college before I became better about balancing reading with school and work, haha. I still always have at least one audiobook checked out from the library. I agree; they’re a great way to tackle your backlist TBR!

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  4. Yessss Audiobooks saved my reading challenge last year! It easily almost doubled the amount of books I read. Mostly I listen when falling asleep in bed, sometimes when colouring in/ doing mindless tasks (though I also listen to a lot of podcasts which competes for times)

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  5. I read a majority of my books via audio!!!! I just can’t imagine not having them in my life!!! I am always listening!!! during my commute, while at work, while cleaning, running errands, etc…

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  6. I tried reading one audiobook that was so boring that I didn’t try any other books for years. Now I’m subscribed to Audible and slowly starting to enjoy them even more! They’re such a great thing to do when you’re not in the mood (or physically not able) to sit down for a period of time and open a book.

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