Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Bookish Discoveries I Made In 2019. 2019 was a big year of transition in my life, so I had to change how I read and ingested books. I started reading differently and started enjoying books in different mediums.

  1. I discovered Libby! Libby is a fantastic app that a lot of public libraries support that lets you borrow eBooks and audiobooks in a very aesthetically pleasing user interface. It also has amazing curation – every day there are different lists that have helped me discover lots of books.
  2. Audiobooks – I know I wasn’t the first person to discover audiobooks, but this personal discovery was great! I started listening in the car, in the evening and tons while I work out.
  3. Book of the Month – Getting a curated list of five books to choose from every month is fantastic. Also, the fact that the books all look nice on the shelf together is a nice plus.
  4. Kindle – I got a Kindle this year and I definitely won’t be looking back. It’s been a fantastic way to read and review ARCs from publishers

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  1. I love Libby too! And I’m trying to push myself to listen to more audiobooks. I just tend to be more visual. 🙂

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  2. I love my Kindle too, although I’ve been using mine for years (I’m on my second one because the first one was having a battery issue). I did have an Audible subscription, but I cancelled (temporarily) because I had credits building up and unlistened to books. I’ll get back in when I’m ready. I like to mix in some audiobooks from my library too. They don’t often have books I want available immediately (which is why I got the Audible membership) but it helps stretch the audiobook dollar.

  3. I’ve never heard of Libby – we have a fantastic library system here in Hawaii, I’ll have to check it out.

  4. That Libby sounds interesting. I’ll have to look it up! Enjoy using your Kindle. I don’t know how I’d have a book blog if I didn’t have one (well, I used to have a Nook but Windows 10 killed it)!

  5. So glad you discovered Libby! All of these are awesome resources. I thought of signing up for BotM before. Maybe in 2020 I will. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Since my maternity leave and reentering the work flow audiobooks have been my savior! I have been listening to more books than reading and feel like I can get to those stories I wouldn’t have time to actually pick up.

  7. Audiobooks have totally changed my reading life. I know a lot of people say they can’t get into them, but I think they just haven’t found the right narrator yet. Great post!

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