Feminist fight club : an office survival manual (for a sexist workplace) by Jessica Bennett

Find in catalogThis book is aptly named! It is all about making work (and life) and little more female friendly by standing up and fighting and joining together to stick up for one another. I loved the balance of facts provided by the numerous studies cited as well as the humor that it brought to crazy situations that occur every day. It’s a great book and absolutely a delight to read and I walked aware more knowledgeable than before!

A Face in the Crowd, by Stephen King

This short store by Stephen King dives into what appears to be the calm and lonely existence of one widower, Dean Evers, as he watches a simple game of baseball. Then, in the true fashion of Stephen King, nothing is as it first appears when the reality of Evers’ existence is brought forth in the return of those who couldn’t possible return and he must stop denying the world he created for himself and face another much more mysterious one.

In the Tall Grass, by Stephen King and Joe Hill

In the Tall Grass is a short story that quickly captures, mystifies, and terrifies its audience as a brother and sister enter a tall grass field to answer a cry for help. A simply task and desire to help others soon imprisons and forever changes the lives of those who answers its call. It was amazing and terrifying all at the same time. I wasn’t able to stop listening, and why would you when it’s less than two hours long?

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Find in catalogJon Kabat-Zinn is able to do a wonderful job at introducing the practice of mindfulness for those that are interested in embracing contentment and unity for longer than the passing moment. I feel as if it could have been a difficult task to create an audiobook for this purpose, but here it is; done very elegantly, too. It was the perfect base knowledge before one attempts the wonderful art of mediation.

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life, by Steve Martin

Find in catalogSteve Martin’s life as a comic is legendary and for those aspiring to fulfill their whirly and far- reaching wonderful dreams, reaffirming. And while it was fun to learn more about the ins and outs of Steve Martin- it wasn’t particular funny in its self- which is very unlike his performances.

Life without Limits, by Nick Vujicic

Find in catalogNick Vujicic’s story of inspiration and personal empowerment is able to get right to the point of living with a meaningful purpose and overcoming all of life’s difficulties in a unique and beautiful way. Having been born without arms or legs, Nick is able to tell others how overcoming disabilities and challenges are not only possible, but the way to live a life that is rich, fulfilling, and “ridiculously good.” Nick narrates the audiobook and is able to instantly connect with his audience through his friendly, honest, humorous, and down to earth approach. I usually am not one of self-help inspirational stories; this one is the rule breaker for that guideline and was able to make its way into my heart. The title says it all- learn how to live a life without limits.

War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells

Find in catalogI just love how ground breaking H.G. Wells was and still is- one just can’t beat the classics! War of the Worlds is one of the earliest stories telling of a conflict between humanity and an extraterrestrial race. And while it’s a common story now a days- this telling of the invasion by the unnamed protagonist in Surrey will still blow your mind with the imagery and realistic yet fantastical coming of the Martians and how life on earth seems to end under the Martians. War of the Worlds taps into those fears that never get old or go out of print.

Carrie, by Stephen King

Find in catalogWhile Stephen King’s debut novel about the teenage outcast and her revenge may be enough of a cultural sensation that everyone is familiar with it- it still deserves a read! The audiobook is narrated by the wonderful actress that portrays Carrie in the first movie- which made it so much more enjoyable and somehow authentic! The story is told as if the author is in fact telling about this mysterious and tragic series of events that occurred in the small town.

Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

Find in catalogThis American classic examines the search of meaning of life and fear through the crevasses of our fractured and sometimes war torn lives. Kurt Vonnegut accomplishes this task by telling the odyssey of one World War soldier Billy Pilgrim through the infamous firebombing of Dresden. I really love the flow Kurt Vonnegut’s stories- how they’re this amazing mixture of imagination and thought-provoking materials.

Waking Up: Spirituality without Religion, by Sam Harris

Find in catalogI picked this book expecting a read that was spiritually fulfilling and educational. Instead all I heard was thinly veiled ignorant and unnecessary hatred directed toward religion and its spiritual nature, as well as ridiculously misinterpreted science and a strange and potentially dangerous promotion of mind altering and hallucinatory drug use to achieve what the author considers the only way to “true spiritually enlightenment.” I am a big reader and usually am able to enjoy or find some positive note to take of almost every book I read. I am at a loss for that with this book. I think one of the biggest problems of the day is how some spread hate, needlessly insulting others, and can’t seem to keep from insulting a people with no reason and to all of this under the guise of writing a so-purposed scientifically based book makes me lose just a little more hope in humanity much in the same way as certain politicians and extremists.