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One of the pleasures of listening to the season’s newest audiobooks is sharing your opinions and perspectives with others, but if you’ve ever found yourself trying to keep up with all the literary conversations on social media, you’ll be familiar with the fear that you’re missing out on some of the season’s best titles simply because you don’t have the time to listen to all of them.
Most of us would probably like to spend more time listening to audiobooks than we do — after all, audiobooks aren’t just a form of entertainment, they can also enrich our understanding of the world and inspire us to do more. If you’re looking for ways of finding time to listen to the best new titles, here are three handy lifestyle hacks for staying on top of new releases.
1. Make a Listening List
How many times have you found yourself saying “I’ve been meaning to listen to that!” when talking with friends or colleagues about new audiobooks?
We live in a world where we’re constantly bombarded by things to listen to and watch, and it can be hard to know how to prioritize. Making a list of upcoming audiobooks you want to listen to is a helpful way of making sure great titles don’t fall through the cracks.
You can make this easier for yourself by getting a membership with Audible.ca that will not only help you keep track of the hottest new audiobooks of the season, but also offer a helpful Wish List feature that allows you to keep track of what you want to listen to next.
2. Choose Titles Based on Your Mood
We listen to audiobooks for a lot of different reasons. We listen to stay informed about the world around us, because we want to gain new skills, to mine inspiration and to unwind.
If you want to relax after a hard day, you probably don’t want to put on a serious history or economics title, and if you’re trying to get pumped up for work you may not want to listen to a slow burning drama.
Keeping a few different audiobooks on the go at once and choosing titles based on what mood you’re in is a sensible way to ensure that you’re not putting a listen off because you aren’t feeling it right now.
3. Start a Listening Club
If you’ve ever bonded with a stranger over your shared love of an audiobook, you’ll know how powerful the connections you make with other listeners can be. One way to make time to listen to new titles is to involve other people in the experience by organizing a listening club.
Stories are a social experience — not just because you can literally sit down with your friends and listen to new titles together, but also because you can spend hours talking about them afterward. Listening clubs have become quite popular in recent years, and the best part about them is that they are easy to organize remotely. As long as you have a Skype connection, you can listen to hot new titles with your friends anywhere in the world.
Every season, more and more audiobooks are becoming available from famous creators and young talents, and it can feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with them all. If you want to stay up to date on the latest buzzworthy titles, making a wish list, keeping more than one title on the go at a given time, and making the listening experience social are great ways to guarantee you don’t miss out.