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Audiobooks I’ve listened to on my way to work (and enjoyed)

Wishful drinking av Carrie Fisher

These are some of the audiobooks I've listened to the first few weeks of the new year, using the library app Libby. Please feel welcome to suggest books you'd like to read or listen to; it's easily done in the app, or through this form. For more book suggestions, follow BookTomas on Instagram.

Carrie Fisher - Wishful Drinking (2010)

 

 

I borrowed this book after Carrie Fisher died, and since I’m not a huge Star Wars guy, I didn’t have a strong opinion about her. After listening to this book though I really like her, and I will definitely read more of her books. It’s a memoir, but she’s also written novels.

She tells snippets from her life; like when Cary Grant called her – twice – to tell her to just say no to drugs. Or when her dad ran off with Elizabeth Taylor. Yes, that’s the kind of life she had.

It’s fun and well written and quite short, so go give it a try! 

 

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – The Nest (2016)

 

 

This is another light read, and even if it certainly touches on some darkness, it does it in a breezy tone.

Four grown up siblings have lived their whole lives waiting for a large inheritance, but suddenly shortly before its due, the money is more or less gone. They have all lived like the money is a sure thing, so what now?

This is like reading a soap opera, but it’s very well written. None of the characters are entirely likeable, but I really enjoyed it and I’m pretty sure you will too. It’s fun, funny and exciting.

 

E. Lockhart – We Were Liars (2014).

  

 

We Were Liars is actually a young adult novel, but I didn’t know that when I bought it, and I didn’t know that when I listened to it. That was probably a good thing, because it would have put a lot of negative preconceptions in my head. And wrongfully so, because I thought this was a great “read”.

It is a sad story, revealed little by little, done in a really good way. A young girl, remembering her childhood summers at the family’s private island. Yes, it’s one of Those families. And that’s a major plot point. The family’s reputation comes first, always, everything has to be perfect to the surrounding world. I gobbled it up in a few gulps.

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