Top Ten Tuesday – let’s listen carefully


It’s TTT time! As usual, if you’re curious about this, Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl hosts these weekly challenges (so, see her blog for more info). Today is all about audio files! During long hours in grad school doing monotone tasks, I would listen to “guilty pleasures”. Once I graduated I stopped listening to audiobooks and have only recently picked it back up. Now, I mostly listen to author-read memoirs and other non-fiction books. Although I have a few fiction books on my list below. During work, I now often seek out podcasts. I know some of you have a book to listen to any time of your day but I tend to miss important plot points or some nuanced things with this media and thus generally prefer reading over listening. Here are some of my (recent) favorites.


5 stars


This is probably my favorite audiobook. It rarely happens but I got super caught up in it and couldn’t stop listening!

The Gunslinger

I have read this book a while back and listened to the audio version fairly recently. It’s a great story and lends itself well to one narrator.

Eleanor Oliphant is Perfectly Fine

This was a fun listen and missing a few things here and there didn’t seem detrimental.


Tina Fey was a great reader. She had me laughing on multiple occasions.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I watched the Netflix show and decided to check out the book. It was a perfect work companion.

4 stars

Scrappy Little Nobody

I’ve always liked Anna Kendrick and she is super frank in this one.

Yes Please

Amy Poehler is a sweetheart and her memoir was surprisingly deep.

Something Wicked this Way Comes

I quite liked this story but probably would’ve loved it had I read it myself.

In Cold Blood

Truman is a great writer. This was a really engaging listen.

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Creepy and fascinating.


The Horror Virgin

Friends watch horror movies with a scaredy-cat and then talk about it. It’s hilarious. It’s entertaining. It’s educational. It seriously is my favorite podcast right now. Also, one of the hosts is a huge Stephen King fan, so how can I not love this group????!!!!

Armchair Expert

Dax Shepherd is so honest in this one. I love his interviews and insights. I tend to pick and choose the episodes I listen to based on guests.

The Pat McAffee Show

Go Colts!

The Witch Wave

Pam Grossman has a way to capture you in her episodes. She draws you right in. Her voice is soothing.

Anna Faris is Unqualified

She is raunchy. She is frank. She is funny and sweet. I love Anna Faris and have been listening to her podcast for a long time.

My Favorite Murder

I too love true crime. I used to listen to this podcast all the time but it has tapered off a bit.

I cannot wait to see what you’re listening to! I hope you’ll check out some of my recommendations.



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