To say I’d be lost without my iPhone 6+ would be an understatement. Last year, when I had an iPhone 5 I dropped it in a lake. Doh! A colleague suggested I put it in a bag of rice and after a few hours it was fine. But for those few hours I couldn’t listen to my audio book, get emails, make phone calls, navigate my way to the airport, tell the time (I didn’t wear a watch in those days), even at the airport I couldn’t kill time playing Spell Tower.
What I missed most of all was listening to books. I’m not normally a fiction person but audio books has opened new doors. Genres I wouldn’t normally be interested in I’ve tried out and discovered some great works.
Plus I go through stages. First it was the biography / autobiography stage. Then I tried the dystopia books, then crime followed by true crime, sprinkled with self improvement and classics.
So here are some of what I’ve been listening to:
- Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda
- The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal (Steve Jobs)
- Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly
- Remembering…Kenny Everett by BBC Audiobooks
- Still Foolin’ Em by Billy Crystal
- Enchantment by Donald Spoto (Audrey Hepburn)
- Laurence Olivier by Donald Spoto
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins
- Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
- The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau
- The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming
- Joan of Arc by Kathryn Harrison
- 17 Carnations by Andrew Morton
- The Funny Thing is… by Ellen DeGeneres
- My Life Among the Serial Killers by Helen Morrison
- Perfect Murder, Perfect Town by Lawrence Schiller
- Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
- Blink by Malcolm Caldwell
- Think and Grow by Napoleon Hill
- Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
There are many, many more and each week I discover books that I normally wouldn’t pick up if I had to actually sit and read them. But with a long drive to and from work each day, it’s a time I can spend listening to whatever I’m in the mood for.
Now it’s your turn. What books have you read lately that you’ve enjoyed? Leave a comment in the box below.