My Monthly Audio Book Picks

I love listening to audiobooks because they allow me the chance to finish books that I may not necessarily have the time to sit and read. I love the escape of awesome audiobooks with banging story lines and phenomenal narrators. I can press play and be in a totally different world in the car during my commute or while I’m at work performing repetitive duties. My local library and my audible membership helps me to feed my need each and every month for great audiobooks. And you know, that I must share the books that squeeze into a spot on my memory bookshelf with you. I hope you enjoy them all as much as I do!

Unforgivable Love: A Retelling of Dangerous Liaisons by Sophronia Scott

In this vivid reimagining of the French classic Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Heiress Mae Malveaux rules society with an angel’s smile and a heart of stone. She made up her mind long ago that nobody would decide her fate. To have the pleasure she craves, control is paramount, especially control of the men Mae attracts like moths to a flame.

Valiant Jackson always gets what he wants – and he’s wanted Mae for years. The door finally opens for him when Mae strikes a bargain: seduce her virginal young cousin, Cecily, who is engaged to Frank Washington. Frank values her innocence above all else. If successful, Val’s reward will be a night with Mae.
Sounds like love. Right? I want you, you want him, he wants her. LOL you get it! If you love this book you may want to check out the original Dangerous Liaisons by Pierre Choderlos De Laclos!

Becoming by Michelle Obama

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. Her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it – in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations – and whose story inspires us to do the same.

The subtle love story between Michelle and Barack Obama will fill your heart to capacity! It’s not gushy and mushy, but just a real relationship built over real times and real life.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known.

Ahhh. Young love is always so complicated. Don’t you think? This book just might make you believe that young love can endure!


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers – and her growing feelings for an enemy.

This book is mixed into a fantasy plot that’s full of twists and turns. I suggest listening to and reading the physical book at the same time. This is an awesome story

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

The god who loved you enough to die for you loves you enough to talk to you. And wherever you are in your spiritual walk, God will find a way to speak to you in a way you will understand.

Become acquainted with the voice that has spoken from a fire and a cloud, with visible signs and an invisible Spirit, through a burning bush and burning hearts. Hear from some of the most well-known Christians in history about how God speaks to them, and discover for yourself how you can discern the voice of God.

Taking time to fall in love with God can turn your life around! Give it a try.

My bookshelf recommendation includes fiction, memoire, young adult, fantasy and spiritual selections. Happy reading!


Now it’s your turn…

If you are reading something good and exciting, then please comment with the name and author of the book you are reading. I’m always looking for my next good book!


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I'm Menee Bond and I have a passion to inspire and encourage others to live their very best lives. I'm an easy going chick with aspirations of greatness. Naturally Menee is dedicated to my natural hair, mature life, healthy journey and personal life events.

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