I have found that listening to Audiobooks while cross stitching is very relaxing. It is much easier to stitch while listening to a book than watching tv. I still watch tv occasionally, but if I am working on something complicated, there is much less frogging involved with an audiobook.
I thought I would start keeping track of all the books I have been listening to this year. I buy all my books at


1- The Shadow Rising- Robert Jordan
2- The Fires of Heaven- Robert Jordan
3- The Lord of Chaos- Robert Jordan
4- A Crown of Swords- Robert Jordan
5- Path of Daggers- Robert Jordan
6- Winter's Heart- Robert Jordan
7- Crossroads of Twilight- Robert Jordan
8- Knife of Dreams- Robert Jordan
9- The Gathering Storm- Robert Jordan
10- The Towers at Midnight- Robert Jordan
11- A Memory of Light- Robert Jordan
12- A Prayer for Owen Meany- John Irving
13- Room- Emma Donoghue
14- 14- Peter Clines
15- Tess of the D'Urbervilles- Thomas Hardy
16- The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck
17- The Jungle- Upton Sinclair
18- Their Eyes Were Watching God- Zora Neale Hurston
19- The Count of Monte Cristo- Alexander Dumas
20- The Picture of Dorian Gray
21- A Tale of Two Cities
22- A Game of Thrones
23- A Clash of Kings
24- A Storm of Swords
25- A Feast for Crows
26- A Dance with Dragons
27- The Handmaid's Tale
28- The End of the Affair
29- The Great Gatsby
30- Dragons of Autumn Twilight
31- Dragons of Winter Night
32- Dragons of Spring Dawning
33- Lightning
34- Odd Thomas
35- The Thirteenth Sacrifice
36- The Last Grave
37- Phantoms
38- Dark Rivers of the Heart
39- Watchers
40- The Rainmaker
41- A Time to Kill


1- Postmortem- Patricia Cornwell
2- Body of Evidence- Patricia Cornwell
3- All that Remains- Patricia Cornwell
4- The Poet- Michael Connelly
5- Water for Elephants- Sara Gruen
6- Outlander- Diana Gabaldon
7- Dragonfly in Amber- Diana Gabaldon
8- Voyager- Diana Gabaldon
9- Drums of Autumn- Diana Gabaldon
10- Fiery Cross- Diana Gabaldon
11- A Breath of Snow and Ashes- Diana Gabaldon
12- An Echo in the Bone- Diana Gabaldon
13- The Name of the Wind- Patrick Rothfuss
14- The Wise Man's Fear- Patrick Rothfuss
15- Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter- Seth Grahame-Smith
16- Prince of Tides- Pat Conroy
17- Open and Shut- David Rosenfelt
18- 1st to Die: The Women's Murder Club
19- Plum Island- Nelson DeMille
20- A Son of the Circus- John Irving
21- The Witness- Nora Roberts
22- The Sheepfarmer's Daughter- Elizabeth Moon
23- Divided Allegiance- Elizabeth Moon
24- Oath of Gold- Elizabeth Moon
25- Farseer: Assassin's Apprentice- Robin Hobb
26- Farseer: Royal Assassin- Robin Hobb
27- Farseer: Assassin's Quest- Robin Hobb
28- Lonesome Dove- Larry McMurtry
29- Dead Man's Walk- Larry McMurtry
30- Comanche Moon- Larry McMurtry
31- Lonesome Dove- Larry McMurtry
32- Streets of Laredo- Larry McMurtry
33- The Killer Inside Me- Jim Thompson
34- Defending Jacob- William Landay
35- Wizard's First Rule- Terry Goodkind
36- Stone of Tears- Terry Goodkind
37- Blood of the Fold- Terry Goodkind
38- Temple of the Winds- Terry Goodkind
39- Soul of the Fire- Terry Goodkind
40- Faith of the Fallen- Terry Goodkind
41- Pillars of Creation- Terry Goodkind
42- Naked Empire- Terry Goodkind
43- Chainfire- Terry Goodkind
44- Phantom- Terry Goodkind
45- Confessor- Terry Goodkind
46- Daughter of Smoke and Bone- Laini Taylor
47- Fifty Shades of Grey- E.L. James
48- Fifty Shades Darker- E.L. James
49- Fifty Shades Freed- E.L. James
50- Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
51- Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
52- Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
53- Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
54- The Kitchen House- Kathleen Frisson
55- Unholy Ghosts- Stacia Kane
56- The Hobbit- JRR Tolkien
57- New Spring- Robert Jordan
58- The Eye of the World- Robert Jordan
59- The Great Hunt- Robert Jordan
60- The Dragon Reborn- Robert Jordan
61- The Shadow Rising- Robert Jordan