Morning Meanderings… Best Of The Year


Good morning!  I am still feeling a little ragged around the edges but working in the office today and have already accomplished some good things so feeling good about that.  (Apparently… a lot of good in that sentence).

Yesterday I received an email from AudioFile magazine chatting up their best of the year audio books – NOW WAIT!  Before you non audio book listeners click off this post – please note that a good audio book… may also very well be a pretty darn good book.  🙂

For those of us who are audio book listeners – well yay right?  I am always looking for suggestions for that next great listen and usually pick my audio through someones raving about it.

So, this morning I wanted to mention this link so people could click on it and see what is considered to be the great listens of 2014.


So go ahead and click on the pic.  Do you see any audiobooks (or books!) that you have enjoyed or this year?  Are there audio books you would have added to this group?


1aaaI really enjoyed the Storied Life Of A.J. Fikrey.  I also found Not My Father’s Son to be a rich and engaging non fiction listen by Alan Cummings.  I was all in for We Were Liars and impressed with The Young World.  I want to listen to to The Impossible Knife Of Letting Go (love Laurie Halse-Anderson’s writing!), Station Eleven, Mr. Mercedes, The Innovators, and Life Drawing.20130910_185734



Today, I am going to make a quick trip into town and then come back to the comforts of my home.  I am watching a movie this afternoon for research I am working on and then back to writing.  Tomorrow things start to pick up steam as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday but for today – I think I will enjoy one more day of quiet…. this introvert can not seem to get enough and I am re-energizing by staying at home.  🙂

14 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… Best Of The Year

  1. I will have a look at Audio File. Have a happy Thanksgiving. Living in Australia we don’t do Thanksgiving. I always enjoyed the holiday when we lived in the USA but don’t miss all the work that went with it. It was always worth it in the end though. Hope you get some more “me” time once the hop-ha is over.

  2. Sheila, I have not listened to many audiobooks. I enjoy them on longer drives, once in a while, but that’s about the extent of my experience with them. However, I will keep your list in mind.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. I loved All The Light We Cannot See, The Invention of Wings, The Girl With All The GIfts. I am currently listening to Written In My Own Heart’s Blood. I had to quit listening to Scott Brick narrate The Secret Life of A.J. Fikry, cause he is a suspense/thriller narrator to me and it was just too weird. I picked up the book in print and loved it. I want to listen to I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson narrated by Julia Whelan.

  4. I’m new to audiobooks but am trying to finding my way around. This list is really helpful and I hadn’t seen it before! I would imagine A.J. Fikry would have been a fantastic listen as would We Were Liars. Glad you’ve been able to be productive on a frazzled day. I never seem to get anything done on days like that but end up feeling more exhausted than if I’d been super productive!

  5. I have an hour commute each way daily and have found that audiobooks are a great way to enjoy the ride and usually learn a thing or two as well. I recently enjoyed Storied Life too. One of my favorites this year has been the Golem and the Jinni and The Elephant Whisperer.

  6. I keep thinking I’ll do audiobooks but I have not taken the plunge yet. I see several on there that might be a good place to start… maybe that’s how I’ll get to AJ Fikry, which I was ambivalent on but keep hearing so much about.

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  8. I really like Sarah Jio’s books. Finding Jake shook my heart around. I can only imagine what it’s like to read it. Haven’t read about a school shooting yet. I have one by Jodi Picoult. Nineteen Minutes?? I know the tissues will have to come out. Won’t read it this year.

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