Audio Recs for Kim

Okay, blogosphere, it’s your time to be excellent! As many of y’all already know, our own wonderful Kim, who blogs at Sophisticated Dorkiness and co-hosts Nonfiction November, recently lost her partner of eight years. I know many of us have been sending thoughts and prayers to our dear friend in this difficult time, and she’s recently let me know that there’s something we can do to help out.

Kim recently started a new! awesome! job where I know she’s absolutely crushing it, but which necessitates a looooooooong commute. Like all of us with long commutes, Kim wants to spend these transit hours putting amazing books in her brain, but she’s running short on recommendations for new audiobooks and podcasts.

Here’s where you come in, my wonderful fellow book bloggers. Just fill out the form below with your podcast/audiobook recommendation and a few words on why you’re bringing it to Kim’s attention. Multiple submissions hugely encouraged! I shall collate them all and send them on to Kim with your rec notes and lots of blogger love. If you need a sense of Kim’s reading tastes, I will direct you to her review policy for some tips.


If I can be a bit mushy for a second: I’ve seen so much kindness and love out of the book blogosphere over my years here, and I know Kim can depend on you for enough recommendations to keep her ears busy for many, many commuting days. If you can also share this post with other bloggers, do it! I know how many overlapping circles of bloggers there are in this glorious world, and I want recs from as many of them as you can summon to Kim’s aid.

  • Thanks for organizing this!

  • Yay for getting on this, Jenny! I have a killer commute too, so I will happily help out with this :-).

  • Stefanie@SoManyBooks

    Wonderful idea!

  • This is such a great idea, Jenny. I’ll be picking my own brain for ideas and definitely submitting some later!

  • I gave a rec, but had trouble at first when you asked for Title. I thought it was for me. I contemplated saying Queen. Then I figured out it was for the title of the BOOK. Hah!

  • Chrisbookarama

    I’ve been out of the loop and didn’t know this sad news. I will think up some recommendations.

  • Read Diverse Books

    I don’t know Kim personally, but I send my condolences. <3
    This was such a thoughtful idea, Jenny. Unfortunately, I can't contribute much. I hope others are sending lots of great recommendations, though!

  • You are so wonderful for doing this! Let me get some recommendations too.

  • How thoughtful! I don’t listen to audiobooks–I probably should–but I hope many people who do have chimed in.

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