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

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
3

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
4

Midnight Sun

By Stephenie Meyer • Published by Hachette Audio

“People do not want to just read Meyer’s books; they want to climb inside them and live there.”

Time
5

Girl, Woman, Other

By Bernardine Evaristo • Published by Blackstone Publishing

“The form is unusual but once you give yourself over to it, you’ll see why it works. I particularly loved the last part of the book which reminded me of enjoying a long leisurely meal and still leaving room for the perfect dessert. The ending was terribly satisfying. Highly recommend.”

Rachel, Avid Bookshop
6

Such a Fun Age

By Kiley Reid • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

“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
7

Harrow the Ninth

By Tamsyn Muir • Published by Recorded Books, Inc.

Harrow the Ninth, the sequel to the sensational, USA Today best-selling novel Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station.

8

Luster

By Raven Leilani • Published by Macmillan Audio

“This is a multifaceted and brilliant book, as well as an extraordinary debut from Raven Leilani.”

Billy, Bookshop Santa Cruz
9

The House in the Cerulean Sea

By TJ Klune • Published by Macmillan Audio

“This book will leave you believing in the good in everyone — even those society has given up on — and contemplating how huge changes have to start somewhere.”

Haley, Phinney Books
10

The Dutch House

By Ann Patchett • Published by HarperAudio

“Even if you’ve already read Ann Patchett’s masterful new novel, don’t overlook the audio version! Knowing the story and hearing Tom Hanks as Danny are unique experiences—in fact, listeners can savor Hanks’ insightful depiction of the narrator even better knowing the plot. Patchett’s work and Hanks’ interpretation are a perfect match!”

Cheryl, Book Passage

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

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

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.

5

White Fragility

By Michael Eric Dyson & Robin DiAngelo • Published by Beacon Press

The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

6

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
7

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.”

Jax, Bookshop Santa Cruz
8

So You Want to Talk about Race

By Ijeoma Oluo • Published by Blackstone Publishing

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide.

9

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

By Ibram X. Kendi & Jason Reynolds • Published by Hachette Audio

“What an amazing, passionate and fast-paced take on Kendi’s original Stamped from the Beginning! It takes you on a journey of racist ideas from then to now, the how and why it still lingers on. Reynolds’s engaging way with words will connect with young adults, and everyone else too. This is a book for everyone to read, so that we all can do better in identifying and stamping out racist thoughts.”

Anne, Newtonville Books
10

The Truths We Hold

By Kamala Harris • Published by Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

From Kamala Harris, one of America’s most inspiring political leaders and Joe Biden’s pick for his 2020 running mate, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.


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