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.

May 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

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

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Fiction

1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)

2. The Women in the Castle

by Jessica Shattuck (HarperCollins)

3. A Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)

4. Norse Mythology

by Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

5. Commonwealth

by Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

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

by Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)

7. Small Great Things

by Jodi Picoult (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. Exit West

by Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House Audio)

9. The Woman in Cabin 10

by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster Audio)

10. The Hate U Give

by Angie Thomas (HarperCollins)

 Extended List

Nonfiction

1. Hillbilly Elegy

by J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)

2. The Book of Joy

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

3. Alexander Hamilton

by Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)

4. Evicted

by Matthew Desmond (Penguin Random House Audio)

5. The Little Book of Hygge

by Meik Wiking (HarperCollins)

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

by Mark Manson (HarperCollins)

7. The Stranger in the Woods

by Michael Finkel (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. Nevertheless

by Alec Baldwin (HarperCollins)

9. You Are a Badass at Making Money

by Jen Sincero (Penguin Random House Audio)

10. Feminist Fight Club

by Jessica Bennett (HarperCollins)

 Extended List

The May 2017 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations during the month of April 2017.

April 2017 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm has partnered with more than 300 independent bookstore locations to sell digital audiobooks. We are proud to present the debut of our monthly audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.

Get any of the bestselling audiobooks for $0.99 when you become a Libro.fm member. Choose from over 70,000 audiobooks. Enjoy the superior Libro.fm experience. Support independent bookstores. Start your membership.

Fiction

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1. Lincoln in the Bardo
By George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)

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2. A Gentleman in Moscow
By Amor Towles (Penguin Random House Audio)

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3. The Underground Railroad (Oprah’s Book Club)
By Colson Whitehead (Penguin Random House Audio)

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4. Exit West
By Mohsin Hamid (Penguin Random House Audio)

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5. Seveneves*
By Neal Stephenson (Brilliance Audio)

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6. Commonwealth
By Ann Patchett (HarperCollins)

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7. Norse Mythology
By Neil Gaiman (HarperCollins)

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8. Small Great Things
By Jodi Picoult (Penguin Random House Audio)

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9. The Raven Boys: Book 1 of the Raven Cycle*
By Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic Audio)

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10. Edgar and Lucy
By Victor Lodato (Macmillan Audio)

Extended List


Nonfiction

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1. Alexander Hamilton
By Ron Chernow (Penguin Random House Audio)

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2. The Measure of a Man*
By Sidney Poitier (HarperCollins)

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3. Hillbilly Elegy
By J. D. Vance (HarperCollins)

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4. When Breath Becomes Air
By Abraham Verghese and Paul Kalanithi (Penguin Random House Audio)

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5. Stiff*
By Mary Roach (Tantor Media)

The-Universe-in-Your-Hand-Enhanced-Cover

6. The Universe in Your Hand*
By Christophe Galfard (Blackstone Audio)

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7. Following Atticus*
By Tom Ryan (HarperCollins)

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8. Between the World and Me
By Ta-Nehisi Coates (Penguin Random House Audio)

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9. The Book of Joy
By Douglas Carlton Abrams, Dalai Lama, and Desmond Tutu (Penguin Random House Audio)

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10. Lab Girl
By Hope Jahren (Penguin Random House Audio)

Extended List


*These audiobooks appeared on the Great Books on Sale list.

The April 2017 bestseller list is based on sales through more than 300 independent bookstore locations during the month of March 2017.