Monthly Audiobook Bestsellers

Libro.fm is proud to present our monthly audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores.

Fiction top 10


1

The Vanishing Half

By Brit Bennett • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Brit Bennett’s second novel broke my heart. She doesn’t shy away from the sadness inherent in each character’s life, yet she left me feeling better for having met all of them. I read The Vanishing Half with a sense of hope, despite my dread that terrible things might befall the characters.

Jamie, Women & Children First
2

Transcendent Kingdom

By Yaa Gyasi • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“This is a flippin’ gorgeous book. The writing is exquisite, the story is moving, and the characters are rendered with the skill of a true artist. Can you tell that I enjoyed this?”

Izzy, Off the Beaten Path
3

Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“Best book I have read this year. An amazing, gripping tale of a young woman in a strange old house. It’s an epic ghost story mixed with some element for ‘Girl with all the Gifts. Compelling characters and a twist ending that will have you in the edge of your seat until the very end. 10/10 would recommend.”

Tiffany, Leaves Book and Tea Shop
4

Anxious People

By Fredrik Backman • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and “writer of astonishing depth” comes a poignant, charming novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined.

5

All the Devils Are Here

By Louise Penny • Published by Macmillan Audio

In All the Devils Are Here, the 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light.

6

Dune

By Frank Herbert • Published by Macmillan Audio

Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud’dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.

7

When No One Is Watching

By Alyssa Cole • Published by HarperAudio

“Cole’s thriller exposes the underbelly of gentrification and prosperity, taking a searing look at systemic racism.”

Alyssa, Copper Dog Books
8

The Guest List

By Lucy Foley • Published by HarperAudio

“When all the guests arrive for a seemingly idyllic wedding, numerous audio narrators quickly reveal that the skeletons in the bride’s and groom’s pasts–infidelities, betrayals, and flagrant abuse of societal privilege–present serious obstacles to wedded bliss. This patchwork of revelations build to a stunning crescendo complete with a raging storm and subsequent power outage.”

Kelly, Raven Book Store
9

You Had Me at Hola

By Alexis Daria • Published by HarperAudio

“I don’t have enough superlatives to do this book justice. Everything is spot on, from the chemistry between the main characters to the telenovela drama to the meddling but supportive cousins.”

Cecilia, East City Bookshop
10

Troubled Blood

By Robert Galbraith • Published by Hachette Audio

A breathtaking, labyrinthine epic, Troubled Blood is the fifth Strike and Robin novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet.

Non-fiction top 10


1

Caste (Oprah’s Book Club)

By Isabel Wilkerson • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

2

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”

The New York Times
3

Rage

By Bob Woodward • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

Bob Woodward’s new book, Rageis an unprecedented and intimate tour de force of new reporting on the Trump presidency facing a global pandemic, economic disaster and racial unrest.

4

Untamed

By Glennon Doyle • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“I read this book non-stop for a week, underlining, reading passages to my friends & recommending it to anyone with a pulse. There are many great stories inside, but their charm & power, really, is all Glennon. She is a spiritual seeker & leader who loves reality tv, a formidable activist on the global scale who gets anxiety sweats when the doorbell rings. Equal parts poetic & conversational, memoir & manifesto. Her love story will make you swoon.”

Elon, Apotheosis Comics
5

The Warmth of Other Suns

By Isabel Wilkerson • Published by Brilliance Audio

In this epic, beautifully written masterwork, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson chronicles one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life.

6

A Promised Land

By Barack Obama • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

7

Eat a Peach

By David Chang • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“This memoir by renowned chef David Chang is less a traditional memoir and more about the trials and tribulations of opening your own business, how to build and maintain a team of people, and the ups and downs of what it feels like to have all the weight on your shoulders. I relate to his story, and anyone who’s ever tried to build something from nothing will feel like Chang is speaking directly to them. I loved this book.”

Michael, Books Are Magic
8

Hood Feminism

By Mikki Kendall • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“If Hood Feminism is a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . [Kendall] offers guidance for how we can all do better.”

NPR.org
9

The Gifts of Imperfection

By Brené Brown • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. 

10

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell • Published by Hachette Audio

Talking To Strangers is perfect on audio. It reads (listens) like a podcast including audio clips from interviews, etc.”

Jessica, Main Street Books Davidson

Find your next great audiobook below or by viewing the top 100 bestsellers and pre-order bestseller list. The audiobook bestseller list reflects September 2020 sales through Libro.fm partner bookstores.

Nick is the Creative Director at Libro.fm. He has wildly varying tastes. For example, you can see him zooming around the Pacific Northwest on either his pristine Italian scooter or his classic American car. His tastes in books are just as diverse. He reads (and listens to!) everything to 1950s-era sci-fi to modern YA.



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