Fall in love with these book recommendations for the best audiobooks for your next reading day. Meg, from Sorta Awesome, joined the show to share her top recommendations.
Looking for your next audiobook? Today’s podcast show has everything you crave- deeply personal memoirs, science fiction (sci-fi), young adult reads, and pure escapist fun.
We start our discussion with our audiobook habits, speeds, and what I’ve learned from our guests about staying engaged with your audiobook literature.
If you struggle to stay focused during your audiobook time, don’t miss today’s show with some surprising tricks to keep your brain engaged. These audiobook reading hacks helped me to engage with our book club books in new ways this year.
Don’t miss Meg’s recommendation on one of this year’s award winners (for the Audie Awards) or my selections with full cast narration that kept me engaged from start to finish.
I know many of us have enjoyed some of the more familiar voices like Trevor Noah’s memoir on his childhood in South Africa (from the Daily Show), the Harry Potter books, Michelle Obama, David Sedaris, and Tom Hanks.
Today’s goal though is to connect you with some of the lesser-known backlist books and under-the-radar gems you might not know about.
Get to Know Meg Tietz
Meg Tietz should be a very familiar voice to many of you. She runs a top women’s lifestyle podcast called Sorta Awesome for women who want to stay current on all things awesome, including culture, media, and trending conversations!
Meg first created Sorta Awesome in 2015, after closing her popular blog, Sorta Crunchy. Sorta Awesome has over three million downloads from thousands of awesome listeners.
They also run a very active community in the show’s private Facebook group, the Sorta Awesome Hangout. There is so much to love about Meg and this show, and I’m so honored to have her in our space today.
The Best Audiobooks For Your Reading Life
Listen to the Show:
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Mentioned in this episode:
Book Gang Episode: Improve Your Reading Memory and Focus
Book Gang Episode: Booker of the Month
Sorta Awesome Romance Starter Pack
Pop Culture Happy Hour on NPR
Fool Me Once by Ashley Winstead
The View Was Exhausting by Mikaella Clements and Onjuli Datta
Let’s Talk About Midlife with Mindy and Meg
As You Wish by Cary Elwes
New York Times Spelling Bee
How to Use Scribd for Your Reading Life
Thank You For Listening by Julia Whelan
My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile
Mean Baby by Selma Blair
Open Book by Jessica Simpson
One of Us is Dead by Jeneva Rose
The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose
The Girl I Was by Jeneva Rose
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Assistants by Camille Perri
My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams
Cover Story by Susan Rigetti
Bad Blood on Netflix
These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant
The One by John Marrs
Black Mirror Hang the DJ
The One on Netflix
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir
The Martian by Andy Weir
Amy’s interview with Andy Weir
Connect With Us:
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Sorta Awesome podcast
Sorta Awesome Hangout on Facebook
sortaawesomemeg on Instagram
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