Every year, I have grand visions of reading more. Not on the computer. I’m talking real, actual books—curled up on my couch with tea and a blanket. THAT kind of reading. I see MANY people make this resolution and only a few actually do it. I’m jealous of those people that can read 20+ books a year. I’m a full time producer and when I’m not doing that, I’m working on blogs and videos. I basically work two full time jobs. This year, I got serious about time management and have freed up more reading time, but for the days I can’t sit down and pick up a book, I turn to Audible.

Although I like fiction, my heart sings when I can dive into personal development books. On busy days and sitting in LA traffic, Audible allows me to be inspired and make headway in all the books I am reading. It makes me feel spoiled. Who doesn’t like being read to, especially when the authors themselves are reading their own work! I love that more and more authors are doing this. There is a special connection you form with the words when you know it’s Shonda Rhimes reading The Year of Yes to you!

Audio books aren’t cheating, either! You’re gaining the same knowledge you would if you were to sit down and read it, but you’re able to gain the knowledge while also doing other things. Multitasking is my middle name. No more saying you don’t have time to read. Doing dishes? Might as well cue up your book. In the tub? Just hit play. It’s really great to be able to bring your current reading venture with you anywhere and everywhere. That’s why I think audio books are a game changer.

Interested in reading more this year? I started the Nikki Nurtures Virtual Book Club this month to help everyone get into the habit of A. expanding their minds by reading (or listening) and B. Making some time for yourself. Reading is GREAT “me time”. January’s book was The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein. Interested in signing up? Each month, I email out the next amazing personal development book we’ll be tackling, plus, the link to the discussion board. Want to know something awesome? Most of them are on audible. So you can still participate in the club even if you can’t read the physical book. Sign up for the Nikki Nurtures Virtual Book Club Here! (The next book gets emailed out tomorrow, 1/19/17. Don’t miss out. February’s book is going to be perfectly themed for the month of love.)

Audible, powered by Amazon.com, has a huge library! They even allow you to sign up for a 30-day Free Trial and give you TWO free audio books. I think it makes it worth trying out! Get your 30-Day Free Trial of Audible Here!