Book Club Listens While You Walk_March 2021
These Audiobooks Are Made for Walkin’

If you’ve recently found yourself walking more, you’re not alone: the personal locomotion trend is sweeping the nation—after all, a good stroll is both a stress reliever and sneakily solid cardio. Readers are even kicking things up a notch by syncing their to-be-read lists to their steps by listening to audiobooks.

Which is why we’re especially excited to recommend Winter-into-Spring listens for those looking to fuel their motivation and their daily constitutionals. Browse this list to find your next audio companion—including tips on how to walk the walk (52 tips to be exact), a business book for bipeds, true crime to keep you on your toes, and more pacey picks for when you’re out for a quick spin—or a long haul.

For motivation to get movin’, 52 Ways to Walk is a short, user-friendly audio guide to attaining the full range of benefits that walking has to offer—physical, spiritual, and emotional—backed by the latest scientific research to inspire readers to develop a fulfilling walking lifestyle.

For business-minded bipeds, up your cardio game and your work game at the same time when you listen to Cues. For anyone who wants to be heard at work, earn that overdue promotion, or win more clients, deals, and projects, bestselling author Vanessa Van Edwards is here with an entertaining and accessible guide to the hidden language of cues.

For walkers who love true crime podcasts, The Other Dr. Gilmer is a powerful true story about a shocking crime and a mysterious illness that will forever change your notions of how we punish and how we heal—an expansion on one of the most popular This American Life episodes of all time.

For walkers keeping pace with their book club (and now a Read with Jenna Book Club Pick!), Black Cake is a moving debut novel—read on audio by Lynnette R. Freeman and Simone Mcintyre—in which two estranged siblings deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past—a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.

For walkers who love full-cast listens, tune in to this masterful debut novel on audio. In the bustling streets and cloistered homes of Lagos, a cast of vivid characters—some haunted, some defiant—navigate danger, demons, and love in a quest to lead true lives. Blending unvarnished realism with myth and fantasy, Vagabonds! is a vital work of imagination that takes us deep inside the hearts, minds, and bodies of a people in duress—and in triumph.

Looking for more walking companions? Browse our Book Club with Audio collection.