Top Five Tuesday 10/22/19


Top Five Tuesday was created by Bionic Book Worm.  You can find the topics on the blog I just linked.


This week’s topic is top 5 audiobooks.


I don’t listen to a lot of audiobooks, but my husband and I will listen to a book together in the car.  These are usually rereads for me unless it’s a short book.

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Signing up for the 2019 Audiobook Challenge




I decided to join another challenge for 2019.  This one is for audiobooks.  You can sign up here.


Challenge Details

  • Runs January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. You can join at anytime.
  • The goal is to find a new love for audios or to outdo yourself by listening to more audios in 2019 than you did in 2018.
  • Books must be in audio format (CD, MP3, etc.)
  • ANY genres count.
  • Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.
  • You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you can track your progress on Goodreads, Facebook, LibraryThing, etc.
  • If you’re a blogger grab the button and do a quick post about the challenge to help spread the word. If you’re not a blogger you can help by posting on Facebook or Tweeting about the challenge.
  • Updates plus a giveaway will be posted twice during the year. First update in June 30, 2019 and last update in December 15, 2019.

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Some Audiobook Recommendations


My husband and I decided to try out Audible last year and now we’re both hooked.  He listens to more than I do, but we do try to listen to at least one book together per month.  We mostly listen in the car, but we’ll sometimes listen at home if we’re getting close to the end of a book.


I thought I would share some of the ones we’ve loved.  I read most of these books before listening, but it was the first time for him.



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Review of A Colony In A Nation by Chris Hayes (audio)




A Colony In A Nation by Chris Hayes


America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a post-racial world, but nearly every empirical measure—wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation—reveals that racial inequality hasn’t improved since 1968. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller Twilight of the Elites (“a stunning polemic,” said Ta-Nehisi Coates), award-winning journalist Chris Hayes offers a powerful new framework in which to understand our current crisis.

Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order; fear trumps civil rights; and aggressive policing resembles occupation. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution?

Blending wide-ranging historical research with political, social, and economic analysis, A Colony in a Nation explains how a Nation founded on justice constructed the Colony—and how it threatens our democracy.


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