Audiobooks for Your Holiday Travel

I love audiobooks. Seriously. The ability to be able to read something when I have to do something else and can’t actually look at a book? Amazing.
Audiobooks are also great for those crazy long car rides where you can only do carpool karaoke for so long before you’re exhausted and your throat is sore (I tend to top out around 30 minutes).
My current favorite audiobooks lately have been memoirs (the funnier, the better), but I’ve also had a few great fiction books thrown in. Here are some audiobooks that will be perfect for keeping you entertained and awake for your next car ride.

Talking as Fast as I Can
Okay, this is actually the only book on this list that I haven’t read yet…but Lauren Graham narrates the audiobook and it talks about her time on Gilmore Girls. So if you like Gilmore Girls, give it a shot. I know I will.

Kayne West Owes me $300
Aย white Jewish rap who almost made it big. His raps are read by an old British man. Stick a fork in me, I’m done.

I’ve loved Anna Kendrick since her camp days and dear god this book just makes me love her even more.
Do you love The Princess Bride? You’ll love this book.
The Book of Unknown Americansย – a little heavier of a book that my other picks, but it’s a must read. First, the story is amazing. Second, while the story focuses primarily on one immigrant family, other characters are brought in to tell their own immigration stories. The audiobook has different/actors voices for these roles and it’s an amazing touch.
What audiobooks have you listened to lately? Any plans to listen to one this month?
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  • Meghan

    Thanks for the suggestions! I’m really looking forward to reading (or hearing) Lauren Graham’s book. I have to admit that I don’t listen to audio books much, but that’s mostly because I forget about them. Maybe I’ll pick a few up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Definitely do and let me know if you need more recommendations!

  • Cassie

    Ahhh! I need the Gilmore Girls book ASAP! I’ve picked up Anna Kendrick’s book and so far, it’s hilarious! I’m also a big fan of non-fiction, memoire style books.
    Thanks for sharing this list!

    • I love Anna’s booth, it’s so good! Let me know if you need any more recomendations!

  • Erica Nicole

    I love this little list! These audiobooks actually seem entertaining and good for a road trip!

    • Thanks! They’re perfect for long road trips

  • Molly Gibson Kirby

    Talking as Fast as I can is the next book in my book club. Maybe I should listen to it instead of reading it… I am heading on a long plane journey soon. Good thinking! Thank you so much.

    • I definitely vote for listening to it!

  • Talking as Fast as I Can is calling my name! I LOVE Gilmore Girls and Lauren Graham! Adding it to my list! Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Yess! Let me know how you like it!

  • Kanye West owes me 300 sounds hilarious. I love Anna Kendrick so Scrappy Little Nobody sounds right up my street!

    • I agree on both counts!

  • Emily Bendler

    I am listening to my first audiobook now, but I am definitely hooked especially since I drive a lot for work!

    • Oh they’re perfect for you then! Let me know if you need more recommendations!

  • As you wish and Scrappy little nobody sounds like great books! I love listening to movies and books while driving, it’s a great use of time!

  • This is such a good idea for traveling! Now if my hubby and I could only agree on a book ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • I think you should just pick one and make him listen ๐Ÿ™‚ He might enjoy Kayne West owes me $300 though

  • Dia

    Scrappy little nobody and talking as fast as I can are on my 2017 reading list. I love audiobooks when I go back home to visit my family it’s about a 4 hour drive and normally listen to an audio book instead of getting my voice all raspy having a concert in the car lol

    • Haha, I’m glad you understand my problem! Let me know how you like both of them!

      • Dia

        So update… I signed up for audible last night and am half way done with Scrappy Little nobody. My trip isn’t until Friday. Note to self wait until then to start Talking as Fast as I can.

        • Ahhh! Let me know if you need more recommendations before that!

  • Donnica Smalls

    Just in time for holiday travel. Thanks for the great list. Talking as Fast As I Can is on my reading list, but I just love Lauren Graham, so why wouldn’t I want to listen to her. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You’re welcome! Let me know what you think of it!

  • Fatima Ali

    I normally don’t listen to audio books but this sounds interesting and I will have a look.

    • They’re great for listening to when you’re doing chores!

  • I listen to so few audio books, but I do love to do the funny lady memoirs (Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling) on audio… so a couple of these are right up my alley! Also heard a good review recently of Jessie Klein’s audiobook (You’ll Grow Out of It), so that’s on my list too. Have you tried it?

    • I’ve downloaded it, but I haven’t listened to it yet. I’ll let you know what I think once I do!

  • I need to check out As You Wish, that sounds awesome. Great books, I love audiobooks, what a wonderful invention. Blessings!

    • I agree! They’re such a great invention!

  • Anna Kendrick seems like the kind of girl I’d be friends with. So I’m sure her audio books do not let down.

    • It doesn’t! It made me even more convinced that we should be friends!