Who doesn’t love to hear their favorite story read to them? If you’re new to the realm of audiobooks, we’re here with a few recommendations for you as fall swiftly approaches.
Audiobooks have many benefits, with the most essential being that it increases accessibility to reading for those with a disability. In addition, according to Psychology Today, “Another reason for the appeal of audio books is that they can help to boost mood.”, similar to music, audio is good for calming those intrusive thoughts that can leave us feeling stuck.
From poetry, lifestyle, and humor, we’ve got a list of 5 audiobooks to add to your TBR for Fall.
- Call Me Athena by Colby Cedar Smith – Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s paternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as the American-born daughter of Greek and French immigrants living in Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Available now!
- Every Good Boy Does Fine by Calvin Arsenia – From one of Kansas City’s most exciting singers Calvin Arsenia, comes a debut book of poetry and prose Every Good Boy Does Fine. Named for the classic mnemonic used to teach the lines of the treble clef (EGBDF), his collection speaks to his passion as a musician and also his deep and tumultuous history in the Evangelical community. Available this September!
- Soul Riders: Darkness Falling by Helena Dahlgren – Step into the final installment of the fantasy trilogy based on the massively popular game, Star Stable. Follow four friends who discover their magic powers and learn that every girl can be a hero. Available now!
- How To Be Successful Without Hurting Men’s Feelings by Sarah Cooper – Comedian and star of the Netflix special Everything’s Fine, Sarah Cooper, illustrates how women can achieve their dreams, succeed in their careers, and become leaders, all without harming the fragile male ego. Chapters include, among others, “9 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women,” “How to Ace Your Job Interview Without Over-acing It,” and “Choose Your Own Adventure: Do You Want to Be Likable or Successful?” It even includes several pages to doodle on while men finish what they’re saying.
- Archibald Finch and The Lost Witches by Michel Guyon – History, magic, and adventure collide in this riveting middle-grade fantasy novel about an unusual boy who unlocks an ancient relic—and with it, a forgotten world. Befriended by a band of young witches, Archibald Finch must quickly adapt to survive in Lemurea, where a battle born in the Middle Ages is still unfolding . . Available this fall!