Promises, promises. We make ’em and we break ’em—even promises to ourselves. Which brings us to our ever-growing reading list. Time is slipping by and we’re betting there are way too many books you still haven’t crossed off yours. Are we right?
Get over the guilt. For women on the go, there’s audio books—and they are one smart way to turn wasted time into reading time.
In the car, at the gym, doing the dishes or even lounging around just about anywhere, audio books are an easy way to enjoy books you keep meaning to read. These eight great listens from some very talented women authors are the perfect choice for the busiest among us. No more excuses now.
Make the Most of Your Time: 8 Fantastic Audio Books Written by Women
It’s no secret that Amy is one of our BFFs. Narrated by Amy herself, this memoir is a refreshingly candid and hysterically funny collection of personal and observational essays that remain true to Amy’s tell-it-like-it-is style. Come to think of it, listening may be even more fun than reading in this particular case.
This beautifully written historical drama follows two sisters from eighteenth-century Ghana. One is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort while the other is sold into slavery and shipped off to America. Intriguing stuff.
New from the author of The Devil Wears Prada, this is an un-put-down-able novel about young tennis stars who train relentlessly to compete at the highest levels while navigating a world obsessed with celebrity. Get ready to enter a world you likely know nothing about.
In this YA romance, a summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany for Lina, whose mother’s dying wish was that she get to know her father. It may be written for the young, but it’s a story for everyone.
In one of summer 2016’s most anticipated novels, a Californian teenager comes of age through her involvement in a cult resembling that of Charles Manson. Scary. You won’t be able to turn it off.
This summer’s answer to The Girl on the Train, Miranda’s latest thriller is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse. You’ll lose yourself in the telling.
In this big city family drama, the Plumb family deals with the fallout from an accident that has put their trust fund in jeopardy. What happens next? Listen away.
For fans of Lena Dunham, this memoir is a series of essays in which West shares her journey to becoming a witty and outspoken feminist, and comments on topics including pop culture, social justice and body image. Very brazen, all the way through.
As the resident book lover at Audiobooks.com, Jemma lives and breathes all things audiobooks. When she’s not working in merchandising and marketing, she can be found doing her two other favourite things: drinking Earl Grey tea or travelling—or sometimes both at once.