July 2018 Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present the July 2018 audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores nationwide.


1. Lincoln in the Bardo

by George Saunders (Penguin Random House Audio)

2. Less

by Andrew Sean Greer (Hachette Audio)

3. Pachinko

by Min Jin Lee (Hachette Audio)

4. The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by Ruth Ware (Simon & Schuster Audio)

5. Circe

by Madeline Miller (Hachette Audio)

6. There There

by Tommy Orange (Penguin Random House Audio)

7. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. The President Is Missing

by Bill Clinton, James Patterson (Hachette Audio)

9. The Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn (HarperCollins)

10. The Word is Murder

by Anthony Horowitz (HarperCollins)


1. Calypso

by David Sedaris (Hachette Audio)

2. Educated

by Tara Westover (Penguin Random House Audio)

3. How to Change Your Mind

by Michael Pollan (Penguin Random House Audio)

4. Kitchen Confidential

by Anthony Bourdain (Penguin Random House Audio)

5. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Michelle McNamara (HarperCollins)

6. The World as It Is

by Ben Rhodes (Penguin Random House Audio)

7. The Soul of America

by Jon Meacham (Penguin Random House Audio)

8. Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson (Penguin Random House Audio)

9. Robin

by Dave Itzkoff (Macmillan Audio)

10. Barracoon

by Zora Neale Hurston (HarperCollins)

The July 2018 audiobook bestseller list is based on sales through independent bookstore locations during the month of June 2018.

Book of the Month: The Woman in Cabin 10

Our November Book of the Month is New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ware’s The Woman in Cabin 10. Leaving behind the ill-fated bachelorette weekend of her acclaimed debut In a Dark, Dark Wood, Ware’s newest offering is set on storm-ridden luxury cruise in the North Sea, where her heroine witnesses a passenger being thrown overboard, and must prove that the crime did, in fact, happen. Called an “atmospheric thriller” by The Washington Post, this bone-chilling mystery explores one woman’s struggle with the horror she alone has seen, and what now she must do in response.

“When journalist Lo Blacklock sees someone throw a woman’s body over the side of a small cruise ship, it should be clear that a crime has been committed. The problem? No one is missing. This is far from the travel magazine assignment that brought Lo on board, but she can’t just give up. Something happened and she must find the answer. But can she do so without losing her own life? This is a fun read full of psychological thrills and twists that readers absolutely will not see coming.”
Linda Bond, Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane, WA


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Hear Ruth Ware interviewed on NPR

Listen to the interview on npr.org

Bonus: Ruth Ware’s favorite psychological thrillers.


The Secret History
By Donna Tartt

Although we know from the first pages what crime has been committed, right down to the narrator’s own involvement, Tartt’s skill is to draw us inexorably into a world as tinged with nostalgic pain as Brideshead Revisited, and keep us there, desperate to understand the how, the why, and the consequences of what happens.


Gone Girl
By Gillian Flynn

Toxic marriage, exuberantly nasty characters, twisty plot—what’s not to like?


Endless Night
By Agatha Christie

Christie is often (undeservedly, in my view) dismissed as a purveyor of cosy stories about twee detectives, but Endless Night is one of her genuinely creepy and disturbing standalone novels.


We Were Liars
By E. Lockhart

While it was published as young adult, readers of any age will be gripped by this slow, hypnotic tale of a monied, uptight New England family, and the weight of a secret that unfolds with shocking violence.


By Daphne du Maurier

I’m not 100% sure Rebecca qualifies as a thriller, given it’s three parts screwed-up love story and two parts ghost-story-without-a-ghost, but the mystery at the heart of the novel is what happened to Maxim’s first wife, the eponymous Rebecca, and it’s unravelled with the pacing and finesse of the finest psychological thrillers out there.


The Woman in White
By Wilkie Collins

I’m not sure if there’s an agreed-upon “first” psychological thriller, but Collins surely has a claim with The Woman in White, a twisty, gothic tale of mistaken identity and deception that was so popular in Victorian England it inspired perfume and clothing lines in tribute.