If You Liked These Bestsellers, Try These New Release Audiobooks

Have you binged all of your favorite audiobooks? Or just looking for the next great listen? We’ve got you covered!

We’ve put together some of our favorite titles from the Libro.fm bestseller list and found the perfect book recommendations for what to read next.

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Fiction:


If you liked Mexican Gothic, try The Hacienda.

If you love atmospheric gothic novels like Mexican Gothic by Silvia Morena-Garcia, then Isabel Cañas’ The Hacienda needs to be moved up on your audiobook list. Intense and hypnotic, it’s an engrossing and suspenseful thriller you won’t be able to stop listening to. 

Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Narrated by Frankie Corzo

The Hacienda

By Isabel Cañas


If you liked The Sentence, try The Red Arrow.

Louise Erdich’s The Sentence is a mesmerizing and stunning novel of grief, passion, and female identity. If you’re looking for another audiobook that is equally timely and dives into the human psyche, then The Red Arrow by William Brewer is the book for you. An existential read, Brewer’s prose will force you to reevaluate the world around you.

The Sentence

By Louise Erdrich • Narrated by the author

The Red Arrow

By William Brewer • Narrated by Ari Fliakos


If you liked Writers & Lovers, try The Odyssey.

There is nothing that I love more than a fictional story about the pleasures and dangers of growing up. If you loved Lily King’s Writers & Lovers and want more smart and vulnerable protagonists, then take a listen to The Odyssey by Lara Williams. Filled with questions about capitalism, adulthood, and finding purpose, Williams’ leading heroine is completely original and delightfully mischievous.  

Writers & Lovers

By Lily King • Narrated by Stacey Glemboski

The Odyssey

By Lara Williams • Narrated by Charly Clive


If you liked Conversations with Friends, try Acts of Service.

In preparation of the Hulu adaption of Conversations with Friends, you may have already re-listened to the audiobook of Sally Rooney’s hit book. If you’re craving more stories that dissect unexpected connections and friendship, give Acts of Service by Lillian Fishman a listen. Centered around an impulsive lead, Eve seems to make all the wrong choices until an affair forces her to confront her worst enemy: herself. Just like Rooney’s novel you will instantly become absorbed into these characters’ lives and inadequacies. 

Conversation with Friends

By Sally Rooney • Narrated by Aoife McMahon

Acts of Service

By Lillian Fishman • Narrated by Rebecca Lowman


If you liked Trust, try The Immortal King Rao.

If you’ve sped through Trust by Hernan Diaz and are still astonished by his ability to captivate while paying homage to history, then you will equally be amazed by Vauhini Vara’s storytelling in The Immortal King Rao. Similar to Diaz’s novel, the book is intricate, complex, and a complete wonder.  

Trust

By Hernan Diaz • Narrated by Edoardo Ballerini, Jonathan Davis, Mozhan Marnò & Orlagh Cassidy

The Immortal King Rao

By Vauhini Vara • Narrated by Soneela Nankani

Nonfiction:


If you liked Crying in H-Mart, try Miss Chloe.

If you’re still recovering from Michelle Zauner’s beautiful and bare memoir Crying in H-Mart but want to continue your cathartic journey of identity and family, then grab a box of tissues and read Miss Chloe by A.J. Verdelle. It’s a profound memoir that explores grief, creative life, and a literary friendship with Toni Morrison, which left a lasting impact on Verdelle’s life.

Crying in H-Mart

By Michelle Zauner • Narrated by the author

Miss Chloe

By A. J. Verdelle • Narrated by Bahni Turpin


If you liked Cultish, try Some of My Best Friends.

I don’t know what I’m more obsessed with: modern day cults or exceptionally written non-fiction essays. Cutlish by Amanda Montell offers both. It’s a fascinating investigative look into how cults are primarily language-driven and their effects on culture as a whole. Tajja Isen’s collection of essays Some of My Best Friends will also linguistically draw you in. While the collection is not focused on a fanatic subgroup, if you enjoyed Montell’s witty page-turner, you will love Isen’s humorous take on cultural criticism and social justice. 

Cultish

By Amanda Montell • Narrated by Ann Marie Gideon

Some of My Best Friends

By Tajja Isen • Narrated by the author


If you liked Shit, Actually, try The Nineties.

With humor and irreverence, Shit, Actually by Lindy West sets the standard for film criticism. Listening to the book felt like opening a time-capsule to an awkward era of culture and cinema. If you’re still feeling nostalgic after listening to Shit, Actually, then your next audiobook should be The Nineties by Chuck Klosterman. An equally comedic take on one of the most cringe-worthy decades, Klosterman covers it all in this book: film, music, politics, and even Oprah. No topic is left untouched. 

Shit, Actually

By Lindy West • Narrated by the author

The Nineties

By Chuck Klosterman


If you liked Braiding Sweetgrass, try Life on the Rocks.

I think most of us can agree that Braiding Sweetgrass is nonfiction canon. If you’ve already listened to Kimmerer’s heartbreakingly beautiful work regarding ecological consciousness and are looking for even more recommendations about our connection to the natural world, look no further! Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs by Juli Berwald is an evocative exploration into coral reefs and how they are the microcosm of our planet. Meditative and inspiring, it’s a book that will only further your appreciation for the wonders of the world and challenge you to protect it.

Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer • Narrated by the author

Life on the Rocks

By Juli Berwald • Narrated by the author


If you liked Essential Labor, try Fight Like Hell.

Essential Labor is one of the most vital books to come out from the pandemic. If you loved Garbes’ poignantly examination of the role of mothering and the potential it brings to a more equitable future, then Fight Like Hell by Kim Kelly is your next essential audiobook listen. An intersectional look into the American Labor Movement, it will inspire you to take notice of our current economic reckoning and demand more for the working class. 

Essential Labor

By Angela Garbes • Narrated by the author

Fight Like Hell

By Kim Kelly • Narrated by Em Grosland


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Cristina Rodriguez works in publishing and is a former bookseller. She also co-writes Trove, a sporadic newsletter of backlist book treasures. You can follow along @trove.books

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