Books I’ve “Read”

I have been a book-reading (aka listening) MACHINE this month! I finally downloaded Audible and it’s seriously changed my commute – both walking AND driving. Driving especially.

I used to love reading growing up, but I’ve lost track of it. Honestly, once I was “forced” to read in college, it wasn’t fun anymore. Plus, by the time I get home from work the last thing I want to do is open a book (unless my boyfriend is reading “A Wrinkle In Time” to me … which he does … and it’s the cutest thing I ever did see).

So insert Audible! I’ve gone through three books this month and it’s only the 24th! I finished my third book last night on my walk home from work and just downloaded “Mastering Your Mean Girl” – I’ll tell you about that next month. ๐Ÿ™‚

Books I've read this month (March)

  1. “You are a Badass” by Jen Sincero
    My favorite book out of the bunch! I actually read this book on my way to Hawaii last year and own the hard copy, but wanted to listen to it again. Since my first Audible book was free, I used it on that one! This book just screams motivation. I love Jen’s reading (and writing) style and it just made me feel pumped the entire time I listened to it. Highly, highly, highly recommend. Honestly, I’ll probably continue to listen to this one every now and again.
  2. “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert
    I loved this book. Up front, it’s pretty “flowery” with language talking about the universe and manifesting your future, but if that doesn’t bother you (or you can ignore it) it’s still a great book to get through. I really thought this book would be more focused on people with extremely creative aspirations (like writers, poets, artists, etc.) but I still found it inspiring and wonderful to listen to. If anything, it helps you think about ideas in a different way and how to be open to them.
  3. “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” by Mark Manson
    I really enjoy this book! While he has less of a flowery, positivity message, I do enjoy the flat out reality checks he gives. Plus, the swearing makes me happy. I’m an avid swearer (<— ย is that a word?) in real life and I just love it when people don’t give a f*ck. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I listened to this book because I tend to care WAY too much about what other people think/feel and this book definitely gives insight on that.

Like I said earlier, my next book is “Mastering Your Mean Girl” and I have a few other self-help type books in my wish list on Audible. At this rate, I need to sign up for an account that gets more than one credit a month – I’m burning through it. Audible sponsorship, please? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you have any recommendations of books to listen to for me?
Have you used Audible before or do you prefer hard copies?
Have you read any of the books above? What did you think?


  1. Marette Flora says:

    I started to listen to the last book and returned it. Idk, I feel like I do enough swearing on my own. I might give this another shot later on. Maybe it was just my mood at the time. Haha loved the other two books, though I agree about Gilbert’s flowery language. I am still looking for my next listen.

    • Jessie says:

      Haha there is definitely a lot of swearing. It’s not my favorite book ever (to be honest, I prefer the “flowery” type books) but it was still interesting to get through!

  2. Kelly says:

    I listen to audiobooks in my car constantly and I love it! I get them from the library now because I was spending WAY too much on Audible, haha. Since you’re a swearer, you should listen to Anna Kendrick read her book Scrappy Little Nobody – you’ll love it!
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    • Jessie says:

      It’s the best, isn’t it? Ooooh, I didn’t even know you could do that! I need to look into that – I’ve spent SO much money on Audible in three weeks. I have Anna Kendrick’s book in my wish list!

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