Let me know your suggestions in the comments.
I'm about to embark on a studio prep session and then a long run of commission & personal work, which means I need some new audio book suggestions!
I read everything from non-fiction and bios to fantasy and sci-fi. I have an e-reader subscription service that provides audiobooks so I can still get "reading" done while I work. Although I must admit, when I'm really in the painting zone I need to re-listen to a chapter or three.
Here are my top three that I've recently finished:
- The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi W. Durrow, which was incredibly poignant.
It's not surprising at all that it won the Bellwether prize for fiction.
- This I Believe; The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, an incredible compilation of frank and candid essays from Americans of "all walks of life". This is one instance where I soundly recommend listening to the audio version, as you will hear clips of the original recordings from the interviewees and editors. It gave me chills, and was utterly inspiring and completely heartbreaking at points. The entire program is only 53 minutes, and is worth a listen.
- The Universe Versus Alex Woods, Gavin Extence
The inclusion of astrophysics, neurology, spiritualism, pacifism, and the ethics of one's right to a dignified death all in one?
A hundred times, yes.
I'll let you read this review by Susanna Rustin, if you like, but this quote sums it up nicely.
"Extence's hugely likable first novel is a fairytale for rationalists."
Okay, your turn!
What lit is inspiring you this summer?
Let me know. :)
May the muse be with you!