Tuesday, May 27, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again

Folks, I am just not on top of it this year. I can't believe we're already two weeks into Sync's summer audio book program, and I only just remembered to check out the line-up.

I wrote about this last year, because it really is one of my favorite parts of summer. For those of you who don't know, every summer Sync offers two free audio books for download every week all summer long. Usually one book is a new-ish YA book, and the other is a classic along a similar theme. This year, some of the classics don't seem quite as "classic" to me, but I'm still excited for many of the books on the list. I don't download every book every week (my ancient laptop here doesn't have quite that much available memory, and not all of them seem to be my thing), but every summer I always find a few new gems that are completely awesome. Here are a few I'm excited about this year:

Code Name Verity - I've already read this one (review here), but my husband needs to read it, and since he only does audio books these days I'm excited to download it for him. If you're in to World War II spy dramas with female heroins, this is a fabulous story.

The Hiding Place - I've also already read this one, but again, my husband hasn't, and he absolutely NEEDS to. I think everyone needs to read this one. I've read it several times, just because it is that powerful of a book, and really makes me want to be a better person.

Peter and the Starcatchers - So this is one I hadn't heard of before, and I'm a bit mystified about how I missed out on it because I'm a huge Dave Barry fan. How did I miss that he wrote a Peter Pan themed novel? I'm kind of terribly excited for this.

So go to it. Take a look at the schedule, mark your calendars, and don't miss out on your chance to score some awesome free audio books this summer.


  1. How did you miss Peter and the Starcatchers? I think I read it about 6 years ago. There is a whole series (maybe 4?), but the first one is definitely the best. It made me read the original Peter Pan. Thanks for the reminder of Sync!

    1. Yeah, it looks like it came out right about the time I started undergrad. And being an English major, I was kind of in a black hole for keeping up with "new" reading material. I think I missed a lot of stuff those years.