From My Library to Yours – for Free.

I started my Audible membership when I had a 1.5 hour commute both ways to work and for my husband and I to listen to books for our annual snowbird drive from NH to FL. In the past year, I’ve adopted another way to listen – during a daily hour walk or session on an exercise cycle. I’ve found listening to books is relaxing and entertaining; added bonus is the dent it makes in my TBR pile. And, the $14.95 monthly subscription fee, which includes one free book a month, and the ability to find specials has been worth it for me.

Recently I discovered you can pass along Audible titles. The one-time offer is available for any Audible member. For non-members, you can sign-up for a one-month free trial and still obtain a shared title. Below are the current books in my library sorted by genre with links to Amazon for reviews. Comment below or send me a note through the Contact form indicating which one you’d like.

historical fiction

Before We Were YoursLisa WingateDual Timeline, TennesseeExcellent book club choice, too
Beneath a Scarlet SkyMark SullivanBiographical , WWII ItalyLoved this one – read for book club, listened with hubby for car ride (he loved it) 
Call Your Daughter HomeDeb SperaSouth Carolina, 1920s
A Fall of MarigoldsSusan MeissnerDual Timeline, New York, Women’s Fiction
Florence Adler Swims Forever Rachel BeanlandJewish Literature
A Gentleman in MoscowAmor TowlesPolitical, RussiaTried to listen on car ride with hubby, slow moving didn’t engage us 
HamnetMaggie O’FarrellBiographical, England, 1600s 
The Hired GirlLaura Amy SchlitzYA, Pennsylvania, Coming of Age
The Last Bathing BeautyAmy Sue NathanJewish Literature, Michigan 1950s
The Last Green ValleyMark SullivanWWII UkraineSaving to listen during car ride with hubby
The Lost Apothecary Sarah PennerDual Timeline, Magical Realism, London
Mercer GirlsLibbie HawkerPacific NW, 1870s
The Murmur of BeesSofia SegoviaMystical Realism, Mexico, 1920s
Ordinary GraceWilliam Kent KruegerComing of Age
The Rose CodeKate QuinnWWII England 
Stars of Alabama Sean DietrichAlabama 1930s-40s
TidewaterLibbie HawkerBiographical, Native American
Where the Lost WanderAmy HarmonOregon Trail, 1850s
Stepping Back in Time During My Walks

Literary Fiction

Anxious PeopleFredrik BackmanHumorous Fiction, Character Study
The Dutch HouseAnn PatchettCharacter Study, Family RelationshipsTom Hanks’ narration is perfection
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineGail HoneymanWomen’s FictionAlso a psychological thriller
A Man Called OveFredrik BackmanHumorous Fiction
Mercy HouseAlena DillonWomen’s Fiction
Mrs. EverythingJennifer WeinerWomen’s Fiction
The Mountains Sing Nguyen Phan Que MaiAsian Family Relationships
The Night TigerYangsze ChooAsian Family Relationships
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins ReidWomen’s Fiction
Olive KitteridgeElizabeth StroutWomen’s Fiction, Character Study 
Summer of ’69Elin HilderbrandWomen’s Fiction
To the LighthouseVirginia WoolfClassic, BritishDid not finish
ValentineElizabeth WetmoreWomen’s Fiction
Where the Crawdads SingDelia OwensWomen’s Fiction, Coming of Age
A Few 5-Star Book Club Choices, Too

Mystery / Thrillers

The Mysterious Affair at StylesAgatha ChristieMysteryAgatha Christie’s debut in 1920
The Other WomanSandie JonesThriller Psychological 
Something in the WaterCathering SteadmanThriller Psychological 
A Time for MercyJohn GrishmanThriller Legal Listened to during car ride with hubby
Edge of Your Seat and Walk Another Mile


Born a CrimeTrevor NoahMemoirRead this one, got the Audible for hubby – Trevor narrates for added entertainment
The Boys in the BoatDaniel James Brown1936 Men’s Olympic Rowing Team
Boys in the TreesCarly SimonMemoir
EducatedTara WestoverMemoir
GreenlightsMatthew McConaugheyMemoirMatthew narrates with humor and his Texan drawl
Killers of the Flower MoonDavid GrannNative American History
Labryrinth of IceBuddy Levy1880’s Artic ExpeditionListened to during car ride with hubby
Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilJohn BerendtTrue Crime
The Radium GirlsKate MooreWorkplace Issues, 1920s/1930s
West with the NightBeryl MarkhamMemoir
When Breath Becomes AirPaul KalanithiMemoir
Educational & Entertaining

Happy Listening!


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11 thoughts on “Play It Forward

  1. Thank you!!

    On Wed, Sep 1, 2021 at 4:09 PM Janis R Daly – Book Lover wrote:

    > JanisRDaly posted: ” From My Library to Yours – for Free. I started my > Audible membership when I had a 1.5 hour commute both ways to work and for > my husband and I to listen to books for our annual snowbird drive from NH > to FL. In the past year, I’ve adopted another way t” >

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      1. Hi Janis,

        Thank you so much.
        I am sure you will have lots of requests. I will name a few and which ever one is available, I would like to listen to it.

        1 The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo
        2 the Dutch house
        3 anxious people
        4 born a crime
        5 educated.

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      2. Hi Bhavani – I sent you The Dutch House a couple of weeks ago – did you see the email from my email address Audible only allows you to receive one free book from anyone. I just forwarded that email again – let me know if you don’t see it. Thanks. Janis


      1. No problem – I loved Anxious People – will send that one. You can only accept one free title from anyone, but I can send the same title out to lots of folks.


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