September has been an incredibly busy month for me (the busiest month of the year, if we’re being honest) and audiobooks have been my lifeline when I was commuting to and from classes. I know some people are still hesitant on giving audiobooks a chance, so I thought I would make a short list of some of my favourite audiobooks, that will both appeal to beginners as well as seasoned readers. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do if you give them a chance!
Synopsis: A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous break up.
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Why I love it: What is "anotherbookworm" post if I don't mention Daisy Jones and the Six at least once? This book converted me to audiobooks and the cast was so spectacular that it made the book part of my top 3 all-time favourite books. It is is told through articles and interviews so the format couldn't be better for an audiobook, not to mention an all- star cast. If you need an extra push, the book is currently being adapted by Reese Witherspoon's production company with Sam Claflin and Riley Keough in the leading roles!
Hello lovelies! Welcome to my first review of the year. Daisy Jones and the Six is one of my favourite book ever and I just adored it. Part of why I enjoyed it so much is because of the wonderful performance by the actors of the audiobook! I’m so glad I can take it everywhere with me and listen to it again and again at will. Without further ado let’s start with this review!
Title: Daisy Jones and The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six: The band’s album Aurora came to define the rock ‘n’ roll era of the late seventies, and an entire generation of girls wanted to grow up to be Daisy. But no one knows the reason behind the group’s split on the night of their final concert at Chicago Stadium on July 12, 1979 . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixtiesBy the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies.
Here’s my weekly Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the wonderful Shannah @Bionic Bookworm Blog (go check out her blog; it’s amazing!). This week will feature (as the title suggets) my Top 5 favourite audiobooks! I am a fan of audiobooks! I love every types of reading. I find audiobooks to be very soothing and such a unique way to discover a book. Sometimes it’s hard to pick up a book and just find time and audiobooks allow me to read a little more…So here are my favourite audiobooks!
Welcome to WWW Wednesday! I have seen this tag around and thought the prompts were easy enough and a good way of keeping you updated with my former, present and next reads, so I decided to give it a try. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Enjoy!
Like I said previously, I recently started College. Since I’m studying Literature, I have to catch up on Classics. As a book lover it shouldn’t be a problem, but since I didn’t particularly choose some books, it makes it hard for me sometimes and I’d love to read Outlander instead. So I had to find ways to read them, soi here’s my small list:
Audiobooks: Okay so now this is my favorite way. Since Classics are quite old, why not modernize them by reading an audiobook? You can easily find them for free on youtube or dedicated websites, because they no longer have author rights. You can find different voices, choose to speed them, thus, dividing by half the reading time. Bonus: it allows you to multitask! But I have to say, it sometimes makes me sleepy and I have to stay concentrated.
Ebook: We’re in the 21st century and most of us have transportable devices, whether it’s a smartphone, a laptop or even an e-reader. The advantage is that you can read on all of those devices and that the books are obviously lighter because you don’t have to carry the physical copy around and, bonus: you have it on you at all times.
Join a bookclub: not long ago, ReadbyZoe hosted a bookclub where they read a Jane Austen book each month. I thought that it was a great idea, because you could talk to people who are reading the same book as you are at the same time and you could discuss certain parts. This can be motivating as you’re not alone, and it can also expand your opinion of certain books and help understand them a little bit better. And even if a bookclub is over, you can still read the comments.
Plan. You have to know your reading pace, make a schedule and…Stick.to.it. Take baby steps: it can be reading 30 minutes a day for example, which is good enough already . Also the more you read, the faster you’re going to be and, at the end, you’ll become more efficient.
Well this is the end of my little list! Feel free to give me advice on how you read Classics!