I went off-topic a bit today. Hope you don’t mind. My audiobook flowcharts have been well-received (2011|2012), so I have one for you again this year. This one is a bit bigger, since my audiobook reading increased this year. If you need help choosing your next audiobook, here you go:
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR NEXT AUDIOBOOK
(Based on my totally subjective view of the books I’ve read in the last year)
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And here are the books in the chart, in alphabetical order, so you can find my reviews:
- Agent to the Star (review)
- The Art Forger (review)
- Battle Royale (review)
- Beautiful Ruins (review)
- Blackout by Mira Grant (review)
- Bringing Up Bebe (review)
- The Doula (review)
- The End of the Affair (no review)
- The Emerald Atlas (review)
- Every Day (review)
- Fallen Series: #3 Passion (review)/#4 Rapture (review)
- Freakonomics (review)
- Hand Me Down (review)
- Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead (review)
- Life after Life (review)
- The Lunar Chronicles: #1 Cinder (review)/#2 Scarlet (review)
- Maisie Dobbs: # 5 Messenger of Truth by Jaqueline Winspear (review)/#6 An Incomplete Revenge (review)/#7 Among the Mad (review pending)
- Parlor Games (review)
- The Pluto Files (review)
- The Selection Series: #1 The Selection (review)/#2 The Elite (review)
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle (review)
A few notes:
- After this was created, I realized I forgot The Absolutist, a very good audiobook, and included Battle Royale and The Pluto Files, mediocre audiobooks. I don’t know how this happened.
- I also realized that Every Day snuck in there under the “series” group. I think I just put it with the other YA novels by accident.
- I didn’t have it in me at that point to make changes.
Finally, if you don’t have the time to go through this flow chart, my two recommendations for everyone are Beautiful Ruins and Cinder (trust me, the cyborgs and lunar people WORK).
So how do I find audiobooks? Well, I discussed this a little on Tuesday. But mostly I just read what Jen tells me to.
Wow, that’s quite a chart. I use my local library and Audiobook Jukebox to find audiobook titles.
Your flowchart is impressive! Thanks for sharing! I love browsing for audiobooks through my local library systems. Happy listening!
Such an awesome flowchart! I see a lot of titles on my wish list like Beautiful Ruins, The Art Forger, and Every Day (loved the book). Agreed that Cinder is fantastic 🙂
Love this chart…I’m going to bookmark this so I can come back when I’m looking for my next audio! Thanks for sharing!!!
~Kristin @ Always With a Book
I followed your chart straight to “We Have Always Lived in the Castle” one of my favorite audios of all-time LOL. You are spot on!
WWII Adultery is totally a category I’ve been looking for a book about! (except I’ve already listened to this one). I also recommend Warm Bodies for Zombie lit. So much fun!
This flowchart is pure awesome! I love flowcharts. Your rock 🙂
cool flow chart!