November’s Bookseller-Recommended Audiobooks offers recommendations from real people: the dedicated indie booksellers working in our 1,300+ partner bookstores! Below, find the audiobooks that booksellers are loving this month!

Biography, Memoir, and Essays

Listening to this book had me feeling like I was sitting in on an intimate and powerful discussion on Toni Morrison’s works and what we can all learn from them.

Mary, bookseller at Skylark Bookshop

The Best of Me is perfect for both long-time fans or those reading Sedaris for the first time and the audio read by the author means no nuance is left behind.”

Jessica, bookseller at Literally Speaking

“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.”

Rebekah Taussig, from her Author Interview


“Reading Memorial is like sitting down with a dear friend, asking ‘What’s going on with you?’ and settling in for much-needed catch-up on life, love, heartache, and family.”

Melanie, bookseller at The Well-Read Moose

“Clark pulled me into the life of Maryse and her band of monster hunters and held me hostage…By the end, I was in tears. Ring Shout perfectly takes on a dark, violent history, but also an uncertain, terrifying future.”

Sophie, bookseller at Cavalier House Books

Check out our interview with P. Djeli Clark

Sorcery, historical romance, feminism, female friendships, and reproductive rights—this enjoyable novel had everything I needed.

Marika, bookseller at Porter Square Books

Check out our interview with author C.L. Polk

“The gorgeous writing, vivid setting, compelling characters, and engrossing story aren’t even the best parts of this novel. Instead, I just keep marveling at how Jess Walter takes events from history to illuminate our present while keeping them rooted in their own time.”

Ariana, bookseller at The Country Bookshop

You will not be able to put it down, from the beautifully written introduction to the pulse-pounding ending!

Carrie, bookseller at Dog Ear Books

Check out our interview with author Alix E. Harrow

Mystery and Thriller

“Well-written prose, excellent characters, and a surprising turn of events will keep readers hooked until the end—and it is a doozy.”

Pamela, bookseller at Excelsior Bay Books

“Lisa Jewell has become one of my absolute favorite thriller authors…If you haven’t read her yet, start with Invisible Girl—I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down!”

Becky, bookseller at BookBar

“Terrifically engaging, smart, and fun, this book is practically impossible to put down. Don’t miss it!”

Tova, bookseller at Brown University Bookstore

With the stakes this high, it’s no longer just a game for the Mustang’s quarterback in this romance by the author of Blitzed.

A hacktivist and a cat café owner decode the friend zone in this romantic comedy from the author of Undercover Bromance.

Young Adult

It’s categorized as a memoir, and though it is, it’s a multi-generational memoir; the whole first section takes place long before I was born, when three of my four grandparents were shipped off to government boarding schools. Their experiences are explicitly tied to mine in this memoir.”

author Eric Gansworth

Check out our full interview with author Eric Gansworth

“A stunning story of the consequences of an American obsession, beautifully read by Guy Lockard.”

Mary, bookseller at Raven Book Store

Short Fiction and Poetry

“Sentimental and comforting, Make Me Rain covers a wide range of topics, from quilts and rising bread to the social change we so desperately need in our world.”

Beth, bookseller at Bookmarks

I have been holding my breath for Danielle Evans’ next book of short stories since Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and The Office of Historical Corrections was worth the wait….I read the whole collection in two days.

Miesha, bookseller at Loganberry Books

Looking for more? Check out our wider list of bookseller picks, the top 100 bestsellers, and the pre-order bestseller list!

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