October is one of my favorite months of the year. The air starts to cool and the leaves begin to change. Everything is lovely and cozy,Â withÂ Halloween capping off the month with someÂ mischief and fun. Itâ€™s the perfect time to find a favorite pair of tall boots, plug in earphones, and enjoy the crisp fall weather with amazing listens. Here are a few recommendations:
Summer for me means road trips and long lazy weekends outside or at my pottery studio, so itâ€™s prime listening time. As my fellow producers are quick to point out, Iâ€™m not really the typical â€śbeach readâ€ť type, even though Iâ€™m spending as much of July reading at the beach as I possibly can. Read more
When Edan Lepucki hit the literary scene with her debut novel, California, in summer 2014, she was fortunate enough to be featured on Stephen Colbertâ€™s show. The feature catapulted her novel to the third slot on the New York Times bestseller list on the week it went on sale. Her interview happened to fall in the middle of a feud between Amazon and her then-publisher, Hachette. In the conversation, Colbert encouraged his viewers to buy California from Powellâ€™s Books, in an effort to prove that a smaller retailer could compete against Amazon and help an author debut as a bestseller. In doing so, Colbert turned a literary debut into a unicorn.
If the old adage â€śApril showers bring May flowersâ€ť is true, then I anticipate spending more time indoors than out this month. To keep me company (and from going stir crazy), Iâ€™ll listen to a bunch of different programs, music, and books. Hereâ€™s a peek: Read more
Two months into the new year, and Iâ€™m happy to report that I am succeeding at one of my resolutions: to listen to a variety of podcasts more frequently. (As someone who works in audiobooks, I recognize the irony of having to resolve to do that.) Here are my picks if youâ€™re in the market for a new podcast. Read more
I am packing as many great listens as I can into the shortest month of the year! Here is what I am listening to at home, at work, and when I am on the move.
During her eight years in the White House, Michelle Obama has been an advocate for health, children, military families, women, and Americans in general. With grace, class, and style, she has touched the lives of countless people as First Lady and created an incredibly high standard for the role. Read more
Summer is basically made for relaxing and reading, but just when you were getting used to long summer evenings and sunny days at the beach, the sun begins to set earlier and days begin to go quicker. The Fall frenzy begins and the craziness of life picks back up.Â Reading is unfortunately (at least for me) not at the top of the priority list, so this is when I really appreciate a good audiobook.Â Read more