Six years ago a friend recommended audio-books to me and, not to be dramatic, but it changed my life.
I had a 3.5 hour (round trip) commute at the time and was complaining about it being boring af when a friend brought up audiobooks. “uhh, like books on tape? pfft. no thanks.” I pictured an old lady knitting next to a crackling fire while listening to a murder mystery (why? idk.). She finally talked me into trying them out and I haven’t looked back.
I read/listen to an average about 100 books a year, and probably 50% of those are on audio. As of today I have 231 books in my Audible library. I try and utilize my library as much as possible, but the NC library sucks and hardly ever has the titles I want.
This brings me to the point of this post: This morning my Audible wish list was 7 pages long. Okay, I know that doesn’t sound too bad, but I’m that person who can’t have any notifications on my phone screen or unopened alerts or e-mails. It drives me crazy to have things unfinished so I am trying to dwindle my TBR list down, starting with Audible.
because my tbr on Goodreads is a dumpster fire
After about an hour of working through the list I have taken books off that either no longer interest me or that I have already purchased that I forgot to take off. Now I’m down to…….5 pages (over 80 titles). 😑
So let’s get started: My plan is to cross section my list with my library’s audiobooks. I’m guessing only about 10-20% of the books will be there (curse you NC Library *shakes fist*), but anything will help at this point. Once I have exhausted the available books in my library I will move onto books that are part of the Audible Escape Program (kind of like Kindle Unlimited, but for romance books). After all that, I will start using credits or buying the rest of the books off my list. I will likely go through my list again at that point to get rid of any others that don’t interest me enough to spend money on.
This will obviously be a continuing series that’s part fun/part an accountability exercise, and I’m not sure how often I’ll update. As I do though, I will list the books, with reviews/mini reviews, and link them in my updates. 🙂 I made a list of my wish list (a master list of lists 🤦). This master list will help me track where I got the books, if I’ve finished them, and if I removed them. Currently, there are 89 titles on the list, but again, that’s likely to change a bit. I’ve organized my list by date because I’d like to work my way from oldest to newest added, which brings me to the book I’ve chosen: Enclave by Ann Aguirre.
Enclave was added to my list in February of 2017 and is the first title I found (almost) available at my library. I’m technically on hold for it, but there are 2 copies and I’m the only one on the hold list so it should be available within the week.
So there you have it! My next update will
hopefully be a review on Enclave and my progress through the list.
Have you read Enclave? What are your thoughts?
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