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5 books I NEED to read on audio

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Currently, I’m in the midst of reading Daisy Jones & The Six on audio. This is easily one of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listened to and it’s blowing me away. Personally, I’ve never been a big audiobook listener but I’m trying to give them a fair chance.

I decided to make this post for two reasons. First, I decided to give Scribd a try again so I don’t want to waste it. The second reason is that I want to hold myself accountable. If I had a list that I can check off, then I know I’ll be more successful. That being said, let’s get into the books I NEED to read on audio.


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5. The Princess Diaries

When I was younger, I really loved The Princess Diaries series. However, I haven’t revisited it since then. I do eventually plan on doing a reread but I know I want to listen to the first book on audio. First, it’s not a very long audiobook, not even 7 hours (I think?) and it’s narrated by Anne Hathaway. I know celebrity narrators aren’t everyone’s favorite thing but I think she’d do a fabulous job.

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4. Let Me Hear A Rhyme

At first, I was stumped when I was coming up with this list until I remembered that I should check my library. One of the books I most recently put on hold was Let Me Hear A Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson. I’ve only read her debut but I really loved it and I know this one focuses on music. My library has so many audiobook options, but this one really caught my eye.

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3. Don’t Date Rosa Santos

This is another new release and one that I’m not 100% sold on. Instead of rushing out to buy the books, I’d rather borrow it from the library as an audiobook. Of all the magical realism I’ve read, I’ve liked most of them. I just don’t know if I want to take a chance on this one so I’m going to try this one on audio. It’s only like a 9-hour audiobook too so once again, another short one.

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2. Speak

I feel like it’s blasphemy that I haven’t read this book yet. It’s such an iconic book and I think it blazed the trail for the future. I’m pretty sure this book focuses on a girl who is raped and how the trauma of what happened manifests into her life. I’ve never read anything by Laurie Halse Anderson and I’m excited to give her a chance!

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1. Matilda

The last book is one that might surprise some people. I know that Roald Dahl is a beloved children’s author but his book never interested me when I was younger. Now that I’m older, I want to revisit some of these authors I brushed off. Last year, I listened to The Witches on audio and it was perfect. I knew I had to give another one of his books a try and I couldn’t think of a better one than Matilda.

I’ve never read it before and I think it’s only right to read one of his most beloved. If I remember correctly, this one has a celebrity narrator. If not, oh well. Either way, I’m excited to get to this one.


Those are some of the books I want to read on audio. Do you have any books you’d recommend on audio? I’d love to hear your suggestions!

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10 thoughts on “5 books I NEED to read on audio

  1. Love the idea of making a list for accountability, it’s something I should bring myself to do 🙈 Don’t Date Rosa Santos & Let Me Hear a Rhyme are both at the very top of my MUST reads though. I’m very interested in listening to Elizabeth Acevedo’s books. I currently have The Poet X on my queue after hearing such amazing things about the audiobook 😍 Happy reading!!! 💖💖💖

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  2. OMG Anne Hathaway narrates the audiobook? That’s amazing!! I’ve never read The Princess Diaries (I know, gasp!) but it’s always been something that I’ve wanted to do.

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  3. Oh I love audiobooks and I’m so glad you’ve decided to give them another shot. I know it can be hard at first to get into them but now I can’t stop listening to them. It’s also a good way to read while doing other things. The books that you want to read sound really interesting, I might try to listen to them (except Mathilda since I’ve already read it and quite enjoyed it). Hope you’re having an amazing day!

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