Earlier this week, one of our own asked an important question…

“Hi CoJ team! My name is Marie, and I’m moving cross-country (Boston to San Francisco) to start my dream job at an organization called La Cocina. My best friend, Paula, is driving with me, and we’d love to queue up audiobooks, but we’re not sure where to start. (To give you an idea of our book tastes, Paula’s favorite recent read was Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro; and mine was Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee. I love lots of character development, where you get inside their heads.) We would love the CoJ community’s recommendations. Thank you!”

Three adorable photos Marie sent us. In the top photo, Paula is on the left, Marie right.

First off, congrats on your dream job and this exciting transition! Second, you’ve come to the right place, because if there’s one thing our readers have, it’s stellar book recommendations.

I asked Joanna, too, and she said, “I always love when comedians read their memoirs or essays. They know how to deliver their jokes in a way that makes the books even funnier. I recently enjoyed Wow, No Thank You by Samantha Irby and Please Don’t Sit On My Bed in Your Outside Clothes by Phoebe Robinson. And, of course, David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling are always hilarious.”

Personally, the last audiobook I listened to was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe when I was eight, so I’m ready to take notes!

What audiobooks are you loving these days? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. 14 reader comments on travel, and what books to bring on vacation.