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5 Books I Listened To This Year and Loved

I think I’ve talked about my audiobook addiction here before. A friend suggested the Hoopla Digital app to us a couple years ago which connects with your library card and lets you borrow audiobooks and movies for free! And I’m hooked beyond belief. This year, I’ve listened to 24 books (and I’m on my 25th)! When I’m cooking or cleaning or driving a distance, I put it on and apparently I eat up these books. It’s a great motivator for getting things done. So in all those books I listened to, here are the ones I loved the most.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: Two sisters, living in France through the whole of World War II. This book was so real and hard and wonderful. Read it, listen to it, do what you have to do to consume this story.

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor: A girl living in a secluded lighthouse with her parents, aids her father in saving shipwrecked passengers during a storm. I listened to several books by this author and all of them had unexpected yet satisfying endings.

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy: If you ever wondered about how Marilla came to be the unwed spinster of Green Gables, this is that story. It was a lovely fresh look into the classic.

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos: A young girl who is betrothed to a Mr. Darcy kind of guy, set in a wonderfully imaginative world. Obviously I listened to the sequel too.

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof: Her husband dead, she finally takes up her aunt-in-law’s invitation to visit the family farm on Blackbird Mountain, only to find a bunch of scroungyback woodsmen. This was a sweet American tale of redemption, forgiveness and love.

Now I’ve got a bunch of Christmas novels lined up and I can’t wait to start listening to those!

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