2013 audiobook reading

Last year, I listened to 24 audiobooks.

I listened for 320 hours and read an average of 52 minutes per day. (Some people may object to using the word “read” but I think they can be used interchangeably.)

I love Audible. In the past, I have done some listening using free library platforms. The hassle got to me and interfered with how often I listened.

The breaking point for me was settling in to paint the bathroom and have my audiobook disintegrate mid-sentence.

Since joining Audible I have discovered the thrill of impulse shopping, something I couldn’t really relate to before.

Here is the list of books I read last year, by month of completion.

January
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray (although I read most of it in 2012)

February
Righteous Indignation by Andrew Breitbart

March
Empire of Liberty by Gordon S. Wood (part of the Oxford History of the United States)
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
Courting Disaster by Marc A. Thiessen
So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

April
What Hath God Wrought? by Daniel Walker Howe (part of the Oxford History of the United States)
How Markets Fail by John Cassidy

May
The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

July
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

August
Indian Summer by Alex von Tunzelmann
The New Yorker Festival – Advocacy Journalism panel

September
Meltdown by Thomas E. Woods
Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe

November
Che Guevara by Jon Lee Anderson
The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

December
Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (I inadvertently bought an abridged version because it was on sale)
The Cold War by John Lewis Gaddis
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens

In June and October, I didn’t finish any books. However, I was still reading.

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