Searching for surefire audiobook suggestions to send as a gift? Look no further than Libro.fm’s top sellers from our bestselling genres this year, based on purchases made through our 1,500+ independent bookstore partners for audiobooks published in 2021. When you gift a Libro.fm audiobook membership or gift individual audiobooks, you give back to your local bookstore in a big way—we share profits with bookstores without adding any extra work for them.
Browse the year’s bestsellers below, and check out our list of the Top 10 Bestselling Audiobooks of 2021 for overall winners!
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“Perfectly paced and suspenseful from page one!”Meagan, bookseller at Books are Awesome
Mystery & Thriller
“Wonderful characters, amazing writing, and a twisty plot kept me turning the pages as fast as I could.”Kaitlin, bookseller at Copperfield’s Books Healdsburg
“This is a chance to bask in the brilliance of one the greatest writers of our time.”Caroline, bookseller at Books & Books
“TJ Klune has the unmatched ability to make my heart go all warm and gooey like a chocolate chip cookie.”Amber, bookseller at Quail Ridge Books
“What fun! A hilariously comedic rom-com with memorable characters.”Shelley, bookseller at Monkey and Dog Books
“This is character driven storytelling at its best—each time I stepped away from it I couldn’t stop thinking about them.”Josh, bookseller at Underground Books
Young Adult Fiction
“”LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. To hear the Ojibwe words spoken is a treat not to be missed.Suzanne, bookseller at Ballast Book Co.
Biography & Memoir
“I was struck by just how much I loved this book for how it walks through grief not as a way to leave it behind, but as a way to remember its exact shape.”Steve, bookseller at Parnassus Books
“Clint Smith takes us on an unforgettable journey through the history of slavery in the United States, revealing many truths we’ve never been told.”Nancy, bookseller at Raven Book Store
Politics & Economy
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”author Ibram X. Kendi
What Happened to You?
By Oprah Winfrey & Bruce D. Perry • Narrated by Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey
“Both Oprah and Dr. Perry are incredibly engaging narrators.”Will, bookseller at Newtown Bookshop
“Fast-paced, relatable, and a fun listen!”Rebecca, bookseller at Rediscovered Books
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