Libro.fm is proud to present our monthly audiobook bestseller list that captures what’s selling in independent bookstores.
Fiction Top 10
“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
“Mandel’s book is like the glass in the title: her language glitters while offering clarity and reflection, and her characters are like broken shards, mesmerizing in one light and dangerously ordinary in another.”Marika, Porter Square Books
“Seveneves was included on President Obama’s Summer 2016 reading list.
Seveneves was one of only five books recommended by Bill Gates as ‘must reads’ for Summer 2016.”
“This story is filled with tension, humor, and great characters, with a guest appearance near and dear to me. While this book is the beginning of a trilogy, it is completely satisfying as a stand-alone novel. Read it and be happy.”Doug, Powell’s Books
“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
“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
“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
“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
“This sweeping tale of the gods and heroes of Greek mythology as seen through the eyes of a minor goddess had me from the first chapter.”Bob, Changing Hands
“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
Non-Fiction Top 10
“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
From Samantha Irby—beloved author of New York Times bestseller We Are Never Meeting in Real Life—a rip-roaring, edgy and unabashedly raunchy new collection of hilarious essays.
“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
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.
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.
“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
The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science’s great hope in the quest to understand the disease.
“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
“This memoir is unlike anything I’ve ever read, yet I fear that there are others who were raised in circumstances like Tara Westover.”Rachel, Avid Bookshop
“The Collected Schizophrenias is a heartbreaking and honest collection about chronic mental illness and its effects on Wang. Through personal narrative and scientific research, Wang has created a collection of essays that are challenging in the sense that they confront you with the reality of a misunderstood condition.”Katie, Brazos Bookstore