Now that I’m back in the work force, I don’t always have time to read books. But with audiobooks, I get to listen to the story told to me by excellent narrators while I’m commuting, doing chores, doing errands, etc. Unfortunately, most of the books in my TBR are indie books and they don’t have Audible versions. So listening audiobooks is actually my opportunity to listen to popular books I’ve been curious about. I started with the first books of four series that piqued my interest:
- The Final Empire (starts the Mistborn series) by Brandon Sanderson
- Shadow & Bone (starts the GrishaVerse series) by Leigh Bardugo
- Red Rising (starts the Red Rising series) by Pierce Brown
- Caraval (starts the Caraval series) by Stephanie Garber
(Click on the links for the GoodReads page where you can read the synopses, if by some chance you haven’t heard of one or more of these books and are curious.)
I’m happy to say I enjoyed all of them and are continuing with their sequels. I have yet to actually sit down and write a proper review for each of them and I’m sure it’ll be daunting. I have so much to say, especially for Mistborn and Red Rising, I don’t even know where to begin. Just wow.
I’ve included below some snippets of my instagram stories when I was listening to these for last June.