Here are audiobooks that can change your life and make me you better, more thoughtful person.
1. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
The coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah is set during the time of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor himself was born a crime, the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when a relationship like this was punishable by five years in prison. As a result, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life.
2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Sharp Objects has so many twists and turns and an ending that will really surprise you. Sharp Objects is one of those cumulative stories that just keeps getting better and better the more you read. The story is about psychologically troubled Camille Preaker, a reporter at a newspaper in Chicago that is facing a troubling assignment: She must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Listen to this to pass the time during your quarantine. You won’t want to stop.
3. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
From New York Times best-selling author Elin Hilderbrand, comes a novel about a wedding in Nantucket that totally changed all the characters’ lives. The beautiful island is overrun with summer people – an annual source of aggravation for year-round residents. And that’s not the only tension brewing offshore. When one lavish wedding ends in disaster before it can even begin – with the maid of honor discovered dead in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony – everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. A fun and easy listen.
4. Bossypants by Tina Fey
Tina Fey is so funny, smart and her crazy work ethic is so intimidating. In her funny memoir we hear about stories before she was Liz Lemon, before she wrote Mean Girls, before the Weekend Update on SNL, and before she so famously portrayed “Sarah Palin”. The most memorable story, was when she told us about her almost fatal honeymoon on a cruise. Listen to this if you are stuck in a rut and need some motivation to get your dreams off the ground.
5. Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty
Nine Perfect Strangers isn’t your average ordinary Audiobook. Unlike most other novels that run for nine to ten hours, this one lasted a whopping 19 hours long. The story takes place in a boutique health-and-wellness resort called Tranquillum House. It promises to change your life in just 10 days. Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate these tired bodies and minds. But the listener will see what lengths she go to achieve her goal. A looonggg read that will pass your quarantine time quickly and easily.