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 Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

By V. E. Schwab • Published by Macmillan Audio

“Epic, beautifully written, heartwarming, and heartbreaking, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a contemplation on life, death, what it means to make your mark on the world, and why we feel it’s important to do so.”

Lindsey, R.J. Julia Booksellers
2

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.

3

The Searcher

By Tana French • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“This hushed suspense tale about thwarted dreams of escape may be her best one yet…its own kind of masterpiece.”

Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
4

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
5

Leave the World Behind

By Rumaan Alam • Published by HarperAudio

“Riveting! I hurried through this apocalyptic novel about two families thrown together during an earth shattering event. Alam builds tension even during a relaxing family day at the beach and expertly paces the reader through idle, dreamy stages and amps up the speed during stressful times. A thought-provoking study of humanity.”

Melanie, The Well-Read Moose
6

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
7

The Once and Future Witches

By Alix E. Harrow • Published by Hachette Audio

In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow’s powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement.

8

A Deadly Education

By Naomi Novik • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

A Deadly Education takes a fresh stab at the magical boarding school setting in this inventive and compelling new novel from Naomi Novik.”

Heather, Mitzi’s Books
9

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
10

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

Non-fiction top 10


1

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

2

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.

3

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
4

Shit, Actually

By Lindy West • Published by Hachette Audio

“It might be that Lindy West talks during movies, but you wouldn’t shush her. She’s better than the movie. This audiobook is read by the author and she is hilarious. Smart, funny, irreverent and feminist. I’ll take that with a bowl of popcorn. PS. I really, really want West’s Hermione-lead HP remake.”

Robin, Books & Books @ The Studios of Key West
5

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
6

Burnout

By Emily Nagoski, PhD & Amelia Nagoski, DMA • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

7

Braiding Sweetgrass

By Robin Wall Kimmerer • Published by Tantor Media, Inc.

As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

8

All We Can Save

By Multiple authors • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward.

9

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.

10

Becoming

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

“I adore our former president and I miss him. Yet I cannot help but be ecstatic that Michelle is coming out with a book about her own life so that I can learn more about this powerful, intelligent, and singularly awesome woman. Barack would be the first to say that his wife is a superstar, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Becoming to read about her in her own words.”

Jax, Bookshop Santa Cruz

Find your next great audiobook below or by viewing the top 100 bestsellers and pre-order bestseller list. The audiobook bestseller list reflects October 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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