I've been reading and listening to tons of books this year. Rediscovering audio books has been a revelation; I can listen while at the gym, cleaning, doing the laundry and on evenings when I'm too sleepy to keep my eyes open... it's great! I no longer feel grumpy about having no time to read, and the daily deals on Audible have introduced me to some fun new authors and genres that I wouldn't have encountered otherwise.
Here's what I've been enjoying this week:
Yes Please, by Amy Poehler
This is a book to make you feel brave. It is so funny, smart and charming. Amy gives the best advice and tells wonderful, hilarious stories. The production of the audio book is incredible (Patrick Stewart! Kathleen Turner!), you can really see the love and energy that went into it. I listened to this during early morning gym sessions and it made me laugh and cry. It also made me feel happy and courageous, and ready to face the day like a boss.
It was the cover of this magazine that drew me in initially, but - like Audrey - it's so much more than a pretty face. The content is varied and well edited; a selection of critical thought, current affairs and the arts. (I've never read The Economist so can't comment on how it compares.)
Station Eleven, by Emily St John Mandel
My new favourite website and news source, The Pool, ran a great article about this book. As a die-hard science fiction fan and someone who is morbidly obsessed with the apocalypse, I was instantly intrigued. I was hooked from the very first page (the opening chapter is incredible) and have been jumping into bed early every night to read it.
What books/audio books/magazines have you been enjoying recently? I'd love some recommendations! :)