As I have learned in Septembers past, September is not a great time for working moms to start doorstop-sized books. In fact, between learning which child has soccer practice on which night at which field and planning litterless lunches for picky eaters, I find myself with much less time to read than I would like. Much less.
So with a strong desire to read, and barely any time to do so, I turn once again to audiobooks. They are perfect for mornings at the gym, and entirely satisfying for walks to pick up the Monster Squad. (I’ve heard they also work for drives.)
Here are some of our newest audiobooks, the ones that I’ll be relying on to satisfy my fiction cravings until the post-Halloween calm. (Is that even a thing?):
In the interest of full disclosure, I am not a Jonathan Franzen fan. I loathed Freedom, and fell into this book kind of by accident. I downloaded it off OneClickdigital in a hurry and became instantly smitten with the narrator, Jenna Lamia. The stories centers around Pip Tyler a new adult who kind of randomly finds herself interning for a charasmatic whistleblower in South America. As you do.
The story of Monsieur Perdu a literary bookseller who knows exactly what book you should read. His recommendations help people heal through literature. If only he could mend his own heartbreak.
Despite my best intentions I didn’t read Iles’ newest Penn Cage novel this summer. When we last saw Cage at the end of the gripping Natchez Burning, he and his fiancee had narrowly escaped from the Double Eagles (think: KKK). Penn’s father was fleeing a murder charge. The Bone Tree picks up exactly where Natchez left off. It’s sure to be a wild ride.
Just like September, eh?