Happy Presidents Day! I hope you’re enjoying your day away from school and finding some time to get lost in a good book.
If you haven’t yet discovered the joy of listening to audiobooks, this week’s featured booklist should give you a boost. These are the selections for YALSA‘s 2016 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list, and they represent audio excellence for teens.
Why listen to audiobooks? Well, there are about a million reasons, but here’s why I love them:
- They make my driving commute go by faster and with less road rage. Plus, no commercials!
- I listen to them while I’m cleaning or cooking. Again, it helps the time pass more pleasantly.
- If I have a headache, or just feel like reading a book without having to open my eyes or find a comfortable position to prop open a book (super lazy, I know), it’s great to listen to someone reading me a story!
I’ve more than doubled how many books I can read by adding in a few minutes of audiobooks here and there. And it is true that sometimes the narrators are…less than fabulous. But lists like this one have only the best of the best, so you’ll be drawn into the story and not annoyed by weird inflection or incorrect pronunciation.
Plus, many are available as books on CD or digital audiobooks, so you can get the format that works for you.
Are you currently listening to a great audiobook? Share in the comments.
Melleny @ Mukilteo Library