I am a self proclaimed podcast junkie, which you probably already know if you’ve been reading this blog for awhile. I start every other sentence with “I was listening to this podcast” and then I ramble about all the stuff I learned on the latest episode of Fresh Air or Rich Roll. Podcasts are like the encyclopedias of our generation. And I am obsessed.
I am also obsessed with reading and have been since I was like 5 years old. My ideal weekend involves a good chunk of time spent under a fuzzy blanket in the middle of a good book with a steaming cup of coffee in hand. I love reading and running almost the same – which is a lot.
What’s great is that I can do two of my favorite things at the same time, thanks to Audible. Reading and running collide with the Audible app which makes it super easy to download the audio version of your favorite books right onto your phone.
I’m in one of those can’t stop, won’t stop reading modes lately. In the last month or so, I’ve read…
- In a Dark, Dark Wood
- The Couple Next Door
- Modern Lovers
- The Girls
- Roar by Stacy Sims, PhD
Of the above, I would only really recommend Roar by Stacy Sims (especially if you’re a female athlete) and In a Dark, Dark Wood because it’s a quick, easy read and super suspenseful.
Other books I read recently that I LOVE and highly recommend:
I’m almost always reading two books at once because I’m super indecisive and like to have a book to read depending on my mood. Right now, I’m in the middle of After Birth and On Writing. It’s like TV – sometimes you’re in the mood for some Real Housewives of New Jersey and other times you might want to watch an episode of Dateline. I like to have options.
I discovered Audible awhile ago and instantly loved it for long runs because it’s basically like listening to a really, really long podcast. When you’re running for 20 miles, you can literally go through 3-6 podcast episodes and it can be annoying to have to stop your run to switch episodes. I get so engrossed in whatever I am listening to that I can’t quit. With Audible, I wash dishes and read. And I cook and read. I sit in traffic and read. I commute 44 miles round trip each day so podcasts and audiobooks are my jam these days.
If I’m going to listen to a book while running, I like it to be motivational and I don’t want it to require too much focus.
I think memoirs are great to listen to while running and great to listen to in audio version because they are typically read by the author. I think my next download will be A Life Without Limits by Chrissy Wellington because she is ridiculously inspiring. I’m sure that book will get me to run a touch faster each time.
You can get a 30-day trial and download your first Audible audiobook for free! No strings attached. That’s how I got started.
What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
Any recommendations for audiobooks?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and recommendations are all my own.