Top Ten Tuesday – September 20, 2016

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[Top 10 Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish because who doesn’t love top 10 lists!]

It’s time for another Top Ten! This week’s topic is Top Ten Audiobooks I Want To Listen To.

My reading goal is 80-100 books this year and I’m 4 books behind schedule! Yikes! Recently, I’ve noticed that most of my reading happens on the subway and I have less patience towards a story. That’s where audiobooks come in. It doesn’t matter if the subway is jam-packed and I barely have breathing room because all I need are headphones. If I’m doing laundry, cleaning, or cooking, I can laugh along with Jim Gaffigan or tidy up with Marie Kondo. Also, the great thing about audiobooks is most library patrons read print so I don’t have to wait as long. Hopefully this will be true for the following books I really want to listen to 🙂

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The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer wears many hats – comedian, actress, writer – so it’s not really a stretch for her to extend her talents to author as well. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo is a collection of personal essays about her adolescence, family, relationships, and sex.

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

The subject of modern romance is some of Ansari’s smartest and funniest stand-up, so it doesn’t surprise me that he’s combined his observations and research into a book.

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Where Am I? by Mara Wilson

Reminiscent of Lena Dunham, Wilson has written personal essays about her time as a child actress and figuring out how to accept herself and where she belongs.

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Adnan’s Story by Rabia Chaudry

In case you missed the podcast Serial, which is journalist Sarah Koenig’s investigation into Adnan Syed’s conviction of his high school girlfriend’s murder, this is part two.

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You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein

I’ve noticed a trend within the past year or so of comedians writing memoirs or personal essays. This is one from Executive Producer and Writer of Inside Amy Schumer documenting her childhood as a tomboy to womanhood and beyond.

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Shrill by Lindy West

This memoir explores West’s relationship with her body, her feminist activism, and defending her outspoken nature.

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It Was Me All Along by Andy Mitchell

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Big Girl by Kelsey Miller

Both It Was Me All Along and Big Girl are from authors who have written about their weight loss journey. After watching Andie Mitchell’s TED Talk, I was drawn to her experience losing 300 lbs and her relationship with food. Currently listening and relating to Big Girl.

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Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney

Buzzfeed editor’s humorous memoir about being 25 years old and never having had a boyfriend.

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Bossypants by Tina Fey

Tina Fey’s story of her life before she was Liz Lemon or “Sarah Palin.”

What is your thoughts on listening to audiobooks? What are some books that are on your list to listen to?

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