It’s September already which means it’s time for another batch of Good Reads recommendations! Here we are a few days into the month and I haven’t even started my reading list. As you know, I started these challenges back in February and have shared some of my favorite media with you. When I say media, I mean all formats – paper books, audiobooks, podcasts and whatever I happen to stumble across during the month.
Movie recommendations will be offered in separate posts – typically on Friday nights. But they may be posted more often during some seasons like Halloween and Christmas.
I thought it would be a fun addition to share these finds with you every month. And you guys loved my recommendations for August – so – let’s get to it! If you want to follow me on Good Reads and find out what I’m reading, I’ll link to my profile below. We could totally start a book club and all read the same things together!
Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham is an actress and author who is most known for her role as Lorelei Gilmore on the hit 2000s show, Gilmore Girls. I’ve begun to watch the show on Netflix recently and forgot how great it was for the time that it aired. I think what made the show fun was how relatable the characters were.
I recently saw an interview with Lauren on TikTok and she is making a comeback to television with Emilio Estevez. The pair will be starring in a reboot of the much beloved 90’s series, The Mighty Ducks. As an Emilio fan, I’m actually a little excited for this and will be checking the series out. I just re-watched St. Elmo’s Fire last night and forgot how much of a crush I had on back in his days of Young Gun movies.
I haven’t listened to the book yet as I used up my free Audible credits last month. But according to reviews, Lauren talks about real life stories, inspiration and experiences while on set of Gilmore Girls and other projects including Parenthood.
The book is available in multiple formats including paperback, Kindle Edition or you can listen to Lauren narrate the book herself on Audible. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can get a free 30 day trial and listen to two books in your first month. The cost to purchase the book is $24.32 on Amazon Canada. The audiobook is 4 hours and 35 minutes long and was released in 2016.
Best Books of 2021
I decided to check out the Best Books of 2021 on Good Reads to search for something new to read. I may renew my Kindle membership and start reading digital books. I had to cancel my Ipad order as it was on backorder and Rogers had no idea when they would be in stock again. So, I’m relying on my phone which is not great for reading. I may just bite the bullet and get a cheap tablet from Amazon.
To be honest, I didn’t see anything that sparked my interest. But if you’re looking for something new to read, here’s the list. I guess I’m more into rereading books from my teen years these days or listening to autobiographies.
Audiobooks on Spotify
You read that right. I just found out that Spotify has a collection of audiobooks! I’m already a Spotify premium member so I am excited to try this feature out. A quick search tells me that there are tons of channels and playlists dedicated to audiobooks. And if you’re like me, and prefer to listen to books while you work on other things – then you’ll have to check these playlists out.
Just head on over to Spotify, search for Audiobooks and you’ll find everything from literacy classics to podcasts by authors.
Good Reads Best Books Ever List
The thing I love most about this site is that they have lists upon lists of books to recommend. You can search for books you read as kid or search for new ones. I’ve mostly stuck to autobiographies, memoirs or podcasts in the last few years, but I hope to get back into reading again.
My Good Reads Book List
I started my own Good Reads list last year. I’ve been slowly adding books that I read from my childhood too. There were so many of them. I think it would be fun to go back and reread books from my teen years. One book that I reread recently was Forever by Judy Blume. I think I read that last year. It still holds up today.
I don’t have a lot of books left from my teen years but as I discover digital copies online, I’ll share this journey with you. If you’re looking for a serious throwback to your past, then I recommend selecting some of your most memorable books.
For me, it was authors like Judy Blume, VC Andrews (oh man), Danielle Steel, Stephen King and series like Sweet Valley High – I still have all those books. And no, sadly, those are really hard to read as a 40s something woman. But my teen self in the 90’s, loved them.
I wish I still had my 80’s copy of the book. The cover has changed!
- My Christmas reading list – 2020
- February Good Reads – 2021
- August Good Reads – 2021
- Podcast Recommendations – 2021
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