The #6 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: Theft by Finding by David Sedaris

The #6 bestselling audiobook of 2017 is made up of the experiences and observations of David Sedaris and written with a sharp eye and ear for the bizarre, the beautiful, and the uncomfortable. Theft by Finding is made up of Sedaris’ private writings, and even his misanthropic sense of humor can’t fully disguise the generosity of spirit that characterizes it.


“For years, regular attendees of David Sedaris’s live appearances have looked forward to readings from his pocket notebooks and diaries. The best of these hilarious, bizarre, and often profane jokes, stories, everyday observations, and family memories (collected over forty years) appear in Theft by Finding, which includes observations from 1977, when he was an art student and hapless construction worker, through 2002. It’s well known that before his New Yorker and NPR stories established him as a writer and performer, he worked as an elf and housecleaner, but these are the stories you haven’t heard.”

—Karen, The Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, WA



The #7 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is the #7 best-selling audiobook of 2017. A powerful tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of slavery, The Underground Railroad is a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.


“Whitehead’s new novel is much more than the story of a runaway slave, Cora, who fights her way to the North; it is also a phantasmagorical look at race in America. In this instance the railroad is literal — a train roaring through tunnels constructed like a subway, leading Cora to several unlikely destinations. Like the travels of Gulliver, each of Cora’s stops on the railroad is a different version of America, displaying the varied ways in which Americans view race and manifest destiny. With exquisite prose, Colson digs deep into the troubled heart of America, exposing prejudice, tolerance, hatred, violence, and love as readers stop at each distinct station. Cora is a hero for the ages, and Whitehead is a writer who can guide us, like a station master, into the light. This is a fantastic novel.”

—William Carl, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA



The #8 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The #8 bestselling audiobook of 2017 is The Hate U Give: the riveting story of Starr Carter, whose world is upended when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Everyone wants to know what really went down that night, and what Starr does or doesn’t say will impact her community and could endanger her life. Narrator Bahni Turpin brings this powerful narrative to life.


“Angie Thomas’ novel gives readers a complex narrative of life in a black community that is dealing with the intersectional traumas of mass incarceration, the war on drugs, police violence, and death. We follow 16-year-old Starr through her community of Garden Heights and as she tries to navigate black existence in the predominantly white, affluent high school where she spends most of her time. It is a powerfully written tale of coming to terms with the things outside of our control and all that which we can change.”

—Sarah Zarantonello, Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville, KY



The #9 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

The #9 bestselling audiobook of 2017 across independent bookstores, is a searing, deeply moving memoir by critically acclaimed author Sherman Alexie. Narrated by the author, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me explores the powerful themes of family, love, loss, and forgiveness through Alexie’s complicated relationship with his mother Lillian Alexie.


It should come as no surprise that one of the most anticipated books of the year, written by one of the most well-known PNW writers is a staff pick. I was intrigued from the moment I saw the cover, which showcases a beautiful picture of Alexie’s mother, Lillian, and older sister, Mary,  that itself relates to the legacy of beautiful resilience and casual brutality explored throughout the text, but I did not expect it to touch me so deeply.  I listened to the audio version read by Sherman Alexie himself, and his emotion, whether he is using his “urban Indian” voice or the rez accent of family and friends, is evident and packs a punch.  As an adult orphan, mother, sister, teacher, activist, and minority who is often “the only one” and who has anger on behalf of and fear for my people and our country, this book broke my heart in places and healed it in others.  Everyone should read this book.  Everyone.

—Lydia, King’s Books, Tacoma, WA


Bonus: listen to a complimentary 30-minute excerpt of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me


The top 10 audiobook bestseller list for 2017 is based on sales through independent bookstore locations in 2017.

The #10 Bestselling Audiobook of 2017: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

The #10 bestselling audiobook of 2017, Commonwealth is the enthralling story of how a chance romantic encounter sets in motion the dissolution of two marriages and the joining of two families. Narrated by Hope Davis and told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, it is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories.


“Patchett leaves behind the exotic locales and intricate plots of State of Wonder and Bel Canto for an even darker and more difficult place to navigate — the interior of a blended family over the course of several decades. While more domestic than many of her previous novels, Commonwealth offers plenty of intrigue and surprises as Patchett explores the interaction of a group of children forced into each other’s lives because of their parents’ impulsive choices. With keen insight, tears of both sorrow and joy, and some real — if dark — humor, Patchett pulls readers into this complex family’s world, and we are eager for every detail.”

—John Christensen, Arcadia Books, Spring Green, WI



December 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the December 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Uncommon Type

By Tom Hanks (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. A Man Called Ove

By Fredrik Backman (Dreamscape Media)


4. Sourdough

By Robin Sloan (Macmillan Audio)


5. Turtles All the Way Down

By John Green (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. The History of Bees

By Maja Lunde (Simon & Schuster Audio)


7. The Dry

By Jane Harper (Macmillan Audio)


8. Manhattan Beach

By Jennifer Egan (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. Before the Fall

By Noah Hawley (Hachette Audio)


10. IQ

By Joe Ide (Hachette Audio)



Nonfiction

1. American Wolf

By Nate Blakeslee (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Tribe

By Sebastian Junger (Hachette Audio)


3. Holidays on Ice

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


4. Me Talk Pretty One Day

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


5. Leonardo da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson (Simon & Schuster Audio)


6. Hamilton

By Jeremy McCarter and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hachette Audio)


7. Consider the Lobster

By David Foster Wallace (Hachette Audio)


8. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


9. Shrill

By Lindy West (Hachette Audio)


10. Homo Deus

By Yuval Noah Harari (HarperCollins)



The December 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of November 2017.

November 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the November 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Manhattan Beach

By Jennifer Egan (Simon & Schuster Audio)


2. Turtles All the Way Down

By John Green (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Origin

By Dan Brown (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. My Absolute Darling

By Gabriel Tallent (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. It

By Stephen King (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


10. Exit West

By Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House Audio)



Nonfiction

1. What Happened

By Hillary Clinton (Simon & Schuster Audio)


2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


3. You Are a Badass

By Jen Sincero (Tantor Media, Inc.)


4. We Were Eight Years in Power

By Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

By Mark Manson (HarperCollins)


6. Coming to My Senses

By Alice Waters (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Born to Run

By Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster Audio)


8. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

By Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


9. Theft by Finding

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


10. The Gene

By Siddhartha Mukherjee (Simon & Schuster Audio)



The November 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of October 2017.

August 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the August 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

Fiction

1. Magpie Murders

By Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


2. Lincoln in the Bardo

By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. A Gentleman in Moscow

By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. The Hate U Give

By Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

By by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Meddling Kids

By Edgar Cantero (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. American Gods

By Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)


9. The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.

By Nicole Galland & Neal Stephenson (HarperCollins)


10. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

By Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


Nonfiction

1. Theft by Finding

By David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

By Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


3. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

By Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


4. Hunger

By Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


5. Option B

By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. Hillbilly Elegy

By J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


7. Bossypants

By Tina Fey (Hachette Audio)


8. Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Killers of the Flower Moon

By David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Believe Me

By Eddie Izzard (Penguin Random House Audio)


The August 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of July 2017.

July 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the July 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)


3. Beartown

by Fredrik Backman (Simon & Schuster Audio)


4. All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr (Simon & Schuster Audio)


5. The Queen of the Tearling

by Erika Johansen (HarperCollins)


6. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


8. A Rule Against Murder

by Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


9. The Beautiful Mystery

by Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


10. Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)


Nonfiction

1. Theft by Finding

by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)


2. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

by Al Franken (Hachette Audio)


3. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


4. You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me

by Sherman Alexie (Hachette Audio)


5. Hunger

by Roxane Gay (HarperCollins)


6. Origins

by Donald Goldsmith and Neil deGrasse Tyson (Blackstone Audio)


7. Hidden Figures

by Margot Lee Shetterly (HarperCollins)


8. Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. Churchill and Orwell

by Thomas E. Ricks (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


The July 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of June 2017.

June 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm has partnered with hundreds of independent bookstore locations to sell digital audiobooks. We are proud to present the June 2017 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


Fiction

1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)


3. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)


4. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. A Fatal Grace

by Louise Penny (Macmillan Audio)


6. Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)


8. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)


9. All the Light We Cannot See

by Anthony Doerr (Simon & Schuster Audio)


10. Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)


Nonfiction

1. Killers of the Flower Moon

by David Grann (Penguin Random House Audio)


2. Big Magic

by Elizabeth Gilbert (Penguin Random House Audio)


3. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)


4. Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)


5. The Book of Joy

by Douglas Carlton Abrams, Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu (Penguin Random House Audio)


6. The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell

by W. Kamau Bell (Penguin Random House Audio)


7. Option B

by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant (Penguin Random House Audio)


8. Born to Run

by Bruce Springsteen (Simon & Schuster Audio)


9. Hallelujah Anyway

by Anne Lamott (Penguin Random House Audio)


10. Washington

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)


The June 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstores during the month of May 2017.