UK Markets closed
  • FTSE 100

    6,735.71
    -66.25 (-0.97%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    20,615.59
    -160.21 (-0.77%)
     
  • AIM

    1,173.12
    -10.50 (-0.89%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1248
    +0.0033 (+0.29%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3583
    -0.0057 (-0.4143%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    26,714.22
    +382.29 (+1.45%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    701.93
    -33.21 (-4.52%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,768.25
    -27.29 (-0.72%)
     
  • DOW

    30,814.26
    -177.24 (-0.57%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    52.04
    -1.53 (-2.86%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,827.70
    -23.70 (-1.28%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    28,519.18
    -179.12 (-0.62%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    28,573.86
    +76.96 (+0.27%)
     
  • DAX

    13,787.73
    -200.97 (-1.44%)
     
  • CAC 40

    5,611.69
    -69.45 (-1.22%)
     

Listen to 5 of the best books of 2020 over winter break

Julia Webb
·3-min read

Our team is dedicated to finding and telling you more about the products and deals we love. If you love them too and decide to purchase through the links below, we may receive a commission. Pricing and availability are subject to change.

Thankfully, a lot of people tend to have some downtime at the end of the year. Whether this year you’re creating new holiday memories at home, are laying low and prioritizing self-care or a little bit of both, remember to set some time aside for yourself.

And if you can squeeze a few minutes into your day that is just for you, why not treat yourself to a new audiobook?

The New York Times recently shared what the editors of The Times Book Review thought were the top titles of the year, and they also happen to be available to listen to now on Audible. Below, check out five titles that are considered some of the very best of the year.

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir” by Anna Wiener

Credit: Amazon

What it’s about: “Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power.”

The Vanishing Half: A Novel” by Brit Bennett

Credit: Amazon

What it’s about: “Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing.”

Homeland Elegies: A Novel” by Ayad Akhtar

Credit: Amazon

What it’s about: “A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland Elegies blends fact and fiction to tell an epic story of longing and dispossession in the world that 9/11 made.”

Deacon King Kong: A Novel” by James McBride

Credit: Amazon

What it’s about: “In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in South Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range.

The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride’s funny, moving novel.”

Shakespeare in a Divided America” by James Shapiro

Credit: Amazon

What it’s about: “In a narrative arching across the centuries, from Revolutionary times to the present day, leading scholar James Shapiro traces the unparalleled role of Shakespeare’s 400-year-old tragedies and comedies in illuminating the many concerns on which American identity has turned.”

Interested in trying Audible? Choose your monthly plan or start your 30-days free trial here.

More from In The Know:

Everything you need to turn your kitchen into a cookie-making workshop with Walmart+

10 apartment-warming gifts that will make you look like the ultimate thoughtful friend

3 fantastic gifts for your fitness-obsessed friend

6 household essentials to stock up on for flu season

The post Listen to 5 of the best books of 2020 over winter break appeared first on In The Know.