Monthly Audiobook Bestsellers is proud to present our monthly audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores.

Fiction Top 10


The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett • Published by HarperAudio

“A timely commentary on how family values influence our choices, the value of forgiveness, and the importance of asserting our own individuality, The Dutch House is a must-listen.”

Britt, Second Star to the Right

American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins • Published by Macmillan Audio

American Dirt can only be described as riveting. I could not stop listening to this compulsive, spine-tingling story. I positively loved this book.”

Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys

Such a Fun Age

By Kiley Reid • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“A racial comedy of manners for the digital age, Such a Fun Age is a hilarious and cringe-inducing look at white people trying to do the right thing: badly, and for all the wrong reasons.”

Rachel, The Book Table

The Starless Sea

By Erin Morgenstern • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“Rarely is a book such an absolute feast—for the senses, for the intellect, and, above all, for the soul. Morgenstern dazzles in her latest novel, an intricately wrought tale populated by lovers, mystery, and sumptuous magic.”

Laura, Brazos Bookstore

Nothing to See Here

By Kevin Wilson • Published by HarperAudio

“At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this unique novel explores family dynamics, resentment, and retribution, leaving the reader with a new perspective on motherhood and what it means to be loyal to those you love.”

Laura, Sunrise Books

Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

Little Fires Everywhere is a breathtaking novel about art, motherhood, and truth. Impossible to put down or stop thinking about. A great read.”

Stef, Water Street Books

In Five Years

By Rebecca Serle • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

“Rebecca Serle’s In Five Years has so many of the things I want in a terrific novel: a twisty plot that leaves me guessing; radically unexpected developments; settings that I can see, smell, and taste; and probably the thing that Serle does best—an introduction to characters I’ll grow to care about and shed tears with.”

Nick, Brookline Booksmith

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

Where the Crawdads Sing is a stunning and beautiful novel that readers will want to simultaneously savor and devour with every luxurious word. Your heart will ache for the lonely marsh girl and your wheels will start turning when a body is discovered, but you’ll never regret reading this gorgeous novel.”

Amanda Zirn, Bethany Beach Books


By Candice Carty-Williams • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

“Candice Carty-Williams’ debut is a completely fresh voice that shines light on a literary perspective frequently overlooked — that of young, black women. An absolute must-read.”

Destinee, East City Bookshop

My Dark Vanessa

By Kate Elizabeth Russell • Published by Kate Elizabeth Russell

“This novel is a timely and important read, sometimes difficult, but ultimately an unforgettable experience. You will be left astonished and transformed. Vanessa is formidable and so is her story; you won’t be able to put down this powerhouse of a novel.”

Luisa, Oblong Books & Music

Non-Fiction Top 10



By Glennon Doyle • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“Some books shake you by the shoulders while others steal your heart. In Untamed, Glennon does both at the exact same time.”

Brené Brown, author of Daring Greatly

The Splendid and the Vile

By Erik Larson • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“What riveting trip through the war on the capable albeit somewhat eccentric shoulders of Churchill. Not only does Larson provide a top-notch history of World War II, but he also provides an intimate look at the man and the family and associates of that one man, that unlikely hero, who now seems the only one who could have led Britain through the fight against Hitler. Highly recommended.”

Kelly, Raven Book Store

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell • Published by Hachette Audio

“Instead of reading this important book outright, Gladwell uses a podcast-style format to really engage the listener. Thoroughly engaging, interesting, and enlightening, audio is definitely an excellent way to read this book.”

Melissa, Watermark Books


By Michelle Obama • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“From the very first pages of Becoming I knew I wanted everyone to read it. I’ve known Michelle for 14 years, but this book is so vulnerable, I felt like she was in my ear.”

Oprah Winfrey

Open Book

By Jessica Simpson • Published by HarperAudio

Jessica reveals for the first time her inner monologue and most intimate struggles. Guided by the journals she’s kept since age fifteen, and brimming with her unique humor and down-to-earth humanity, Open Book is as inspiring as it is entertaining.


Catch and Kill

By Ronan Farrow • Published by Hachette Audio

“A timely, incredibly important account of the difficulties Farrow faced at NBC while working on the Weinstein expose, which he took to the New Yorker and subsequently won a Pulitzer for. I highly recommend this important piece of current events journalism, which reads like a thriller novel.”

Gretchen, A Room of One’s Own Bookstore

Say Nothing

By Patrick Radden Keefe • Published by Penguin Random House Audio

“Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville’s murder as a prism to tell the history of the troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga.”

New York Times Book Review

The Only Plane in the Sky

By Holter Graham, Garrett M. Graff • Published by Simon & Schuster Audio

“I absolutely believe this book should be listened to, instead of read. Each of the interviews and testimonies has a different voice, making this experience extremely intimate. I thought I knew. I had no idea.”

Robin, Watermark Books


By Yuval Noah Harari • Published by HarperAudio

“You may not agree with all of his theories, but what he claims will make you see yourself as the animal you are in a refreshing new light. It’s even possible that after you read Sapiens your view of the human condition will have shifted dramatically. Superbly translated from the original Hebrew into English by the author himself, Sapiens is accessible to readers of all types of non-fiction and fiction alike.”

Catherine, The Bookloft

Save Yourself

By Cameron Esposito • Published by Hachette Audio

“In Save Yourself, Cameron Esposito is as hilarious and honest as she is on the stage.”

Abby Wambach

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