My 8 Favorite Audiobooks

If you’ve seen any of our videos, you’ve probably heard of the growing stack of To Be Read books on my bedside table. I love the feel of a book in my hand and the satisfying feeling of closing the book as I finish the last chapter. But as someone who adores long walks and zoning out during household chores, audiobooks are a dream. I’m pretty picky about who is talking into my ears though so when it’s time to grab a new audiobook, I prefer non-fiction narrated by the author or fiction with a really fabulous voice actor.

Now is the part where I plug our book, Everybody Fights. Penn and I narrated the audiobook and honestly…it was one of my favorite parts of the whole book process. Many people have told us that they much preferred hearing us share our stories and advice over the hardcover book.

Well enough about me, here are the 8 audiobooks that I highly recommend:

1. Untamed by Glennon Doyle

I mentioned previously that I was reading her book but I was told the audiobook was just as good, if not better, so I switched over. I cannot say enough good things about Glennon’s storytelling but also the emotions in her voice as she shares her deepest darkest secrets. This one is a must-read in my opinion.

2. The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary

Dr. Tsabary does an amazing job encouraging parents to be mindful of your behavior and emotional baggage before bringing it on their kids. As someone who is extremely online, I try to be very aware of what I’m unwittingly passing to my children.

3. Untangled by Lisa Damour

Teenage girls are dealing with…a lot. It’s crazy to think I was once a teenage girl, yet my daughter Lola is growing up in a very different world from mine. Dr. Damour provides tangible advice for the most common behaviors to engage with my daughter in a thoughtful and constructive way.

4. Atomic Habits by James Clear

Forming good habits is one thing…but sticking with them is another. James Clear shares practical strategies for sticking with your goals through habit stacking and tracking. His personal stories added a touch of levity to an otherwise drab topic.

5. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

If you’ve ever wondered what your therapist is really thinking, this is the book for you. Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who shares not only the stories of her various patients but her own journey through therapy. As someone who always likes a look behind the curtain, this audiobook was really illuminating and funny.

6. Educated by Tara Westover

Educated is an incredible look at author Tara Westover’s journey from survivalist family upbringing to a Ph.D. at Cambridge. I learned so much about survivalist culture and its effect on young children. Westover has been through so much and it was incredible to see her motivate and educate herself at a very young age. I highly recommend this book to friends if you haven’t gotten to it.

7. Think Again by Adam Grant

Adam Grant is an incredible writer and I really enjoyed his newest book on the art of rethinking. Grant encourages you to question your opinions and sit in the discomfort of unlearning. In the world we are living in today, this topic seems especially important.

8. The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

I am a Brene Brown superfan and will immediately grab whatever she puts out. This book on vulnerability really stood out to me as Dr. Brown shares stories of people who have pushed past shame and the weakness associated with being vulnerable. She encourages wholehearted living, which is something I aspire to every day.

What are some of your favorite audiobooks? Have you listened to any of my favorites? Is there a specific genre you prefer to listen to?

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