The best audiobooks to listen to this month from Paris Hilton, Jojo Moyes and Viola Davis
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In need of a recommendation? We've rounded up some of the best audiobooks to listen to this month from Oprah's 100th Book Club pick to Paris Hilton's tell-all memoir. Check them out below and get ready to add to your to-read list.
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1. "Hello Beautiful" by Ann Napolitano
Fresh off of being the 100th pick of Oprah’s Book Club comes Ann Napolitano’s latest novel, "Hello Beautiful". This family epic is a modern reimagining of Little Women and follows William Waters as he meets Julia Padavano. Julia is lively and ambitious and comes from a loving family of three sisters. When William’s tragic past comes to light it threatens Julia’s future and the loyalty of her sisters. A generational rift divides the sisters but will they come back together when it matters most? Discover this Oprah-endorsed audiobook that will have you thinking about love, family and friendship even after it's finished.
2. "Maame" by Jessica George
Late-bloomer Maddie is ready to start her life. With her mother in Ghana, Maddie is left to take care of her father, who is suffering from Parkinson’s, all while balancing a nightmarish job. When Maddie’s mother returns, now is her time. She gets a flat, finds her circle of friends and dives into the world of online dating
"Maame" is a deeply funny yet emotional novel that comes alive with narration. A great pick for the twenty-something trying to make their way in the world, this book will have you laughing on your commute to work.
3. “Someone Else’s Shoes” by Jojo Moyes
The writer of the bestselling novel “Me Before You”, Jojo Moyes is back with her new novel, “Someone Else’s Shoes”. A swapped gym bag changes everything for Nisha and Sam. Nisha is a wealthy jetsetter who is shocked when her wealthy husband declares he wants a divorce. As she scrambles to keep her life together, she realizes she’s missing her gym bag. Sam Kemp accidentally ended up with Nisha’s gym bag. Sam works hard to keep her and her family above water, but when she opens up Nisha’s bag and discovers a pair of shining Louboutin heels she realizes that something has to change.
This delightful novel is another hit from Jojo Moyes—plus its audiobook is narrated by Star Wars actress Daisy Ridley.
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4. “I Have Some Questions For You” by Rebecca Makkai
Bodie Kane has baggage. Her childhood was marked by tragedy and four years at a New Hampshire boarding school ended in devastation when her roommate, Thalia, was murdered. In the years since, Bodie has tried to leave the past behind but when she’s invited to teach at her former boarding school, she has no choice but to confront it.
“I Have Some Questions For You” by Rebecca Makkai is part campus drama, part psychological drama. This twisty novel will keep you riveted so that you won’t want to hit pause.
5. “Birnam Wood” by Eleanor Catton
Exclusively on Audible comes Eleanor Catton’s “Birnam Wood”, a thriller about eco-terrorism and what it takes to survive. When a landslide leaves a farm abandoned in the New Zealand town of Thorndike, the gardening collective of Birnam Wood wants to take over. Yet, an American billionaire, Robert Lemoine has already claimed the land for his doomsday shelter.
Despite being political opposites, Lemoine and Birnam Wood find they have common ground. But can Birnam Wood and its leader Mira trust the billionaire? Witty and dramatic, you can only find “Birnam Wood” on Audible and you won’t want to miss it.
6. “Daisy Jones & the Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid
If you can’t wait for the next episode of Daisy Jones & the Six on Amazon Prime, dive into the novel that started it all, narrated by celebrity faves like Jennifer Beals, Benjamin Bratt, Judy Greer, and Pablo Schreiber.
This rocking novel follows the former members of the band that ruled the '70s, Daisy Jones & the Six. The band recorded one remarkable album that culminated in a contentious concert that would be the last time they ever performed together. Told through a series of interviews, listen as the characters recount the band’s formation and ultimate downfall.
7. “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt
Following the death of her husband, Tova takes nightshifts at the local aquarium. During her evenings mopping the floors, she makes an unlikely friend: Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus. Marcellus quickly becomes interested in the disappearance of Tova’s son and sets out to solve what actually happened on the Puget Sound over thirty years ago.
Told through shifting perspectives, “Remarkably Bright Creatures” makes a delightful audiobook lesson as Tova and Marcellus come alive. It's a great listen as you’re tidying up around the house or taking a walk by the ocean.
8. “Things We Never Got Over” by Lucy Score
Running away from her own wedding, Naomi flees to her estranged twin sister, Tina. Things don’t go as planned when Tina takes off with Naomi’s car and money. Now stranded in Knockemout, Virginia, she’s penniless, without a job and in-charge of Tina’s 11-year-old daughter.
Luckily, she has the bearded townie, Knox, come to her aid. Knox likes to keep things low-drama, but when he tries to help Naomi get back on her feet, things escalate quickly. “Things We Never Got Over” by Lucy Score is equal parts romance and thriller. It’s a wildly popular audiobook with over 113,000 reviews on Amazon.
9. “Hell Bent” by Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo made waves with a million-dollar publishing deal at Macmillian so catch up on her latest with the “Hell Bent” audiobook. The second book in Bardugo’s Alex Sterns series, we follow Alex into the depths of the underworld to rescue a soul—even if it costs her everything.
Dive into this magical world as she assembles a team to rescue her fellow students at Yale. When faculty members wind up dead, Alex must confront the lethal magic at play. The magic and violence of “Hell Bent” comes to life in audiobook form.
10. “Pineapple Street” by Jenny Jackson
“Pineapple Street” by Jenny Jackson tells the delightful, witty story of three sisters in one wealthy Brooklyn family. Darley has given up her career and inheritance for motherhood while Sasha has married into the family and feels like an outsider. The youngest, Georgiana, has fallen into a forbidden love that puts her at a crossroads.
Author Jenny Jackson drops us into the funny, chaotic life of the Stockton family. Peek into their lives in the “Pineapple Street” audiobook to get a glimpse of how the other half lives.
11. “Paris: The Memoir” by Paris Hilton
Just because you’ve seen her in the tabloids doesn’t mean you know the real Paris Hilton. Her memoir, Paris Hilton, reclaims her story and delves into her struggle with ADHD and the abuse she faced at boarding school. Hear from Paris herself in her self-narrated audiobook to learn how she used her celebrity brand to build her own business and take her narrative back.
12. “The Creative Act: A Way of Being” by Rick Rubin
From the co-founder of Def Jam Records comes a book not just about being creative but about a way of life. In his time as a music producer, Rick Rubin led groundbreaking work across a variety of genres. In “The Creative Act”, he reflects on what he’s learned and how to bring creativity to the everyday.
If you’ve been feeling in a creative rut or looking for inspiration, start with Rick Rubin’s audiobook which the author narrates himself.
13. “The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team” by Kara Goucher
Jump into the world of competitive racing with Kara Goucher’s revealing memoir “The Longest Race: Inside the Secret World of Abuse, Doping, and Deception on Nike's Elite Running Team.” Hear from Goucher as she recounts her sponsorship with Nike, which led to her time running for the Nike Oregon Project.
Coached by Alberto Salazar, Goucher won race after race but behind it all was a secretive world of abuse and doping. Listen to Goucher’s story of bravery and overcoming sexism in sports.
14. “How Far the Light Reaches” by Sabrina Imbler
Science and conservation writer Sabrina Imbler loves the deepest depths of the ocean. In their debut collection of essays, Imbler explores the sea creatures that lurk below the surface and what we can learn from them.
Through the Bobbitt worm and the Chinese sturgeon, Imbler learns lessons of adaptation, survival, (no Oxford comma) and sexuality and imparts them to their audience. This book on marine biology is a heartwarming deep dive into the humanity we can find in the sea.
15. "Finding Me" by Viola Davis
Oscar-award-winning actress Viola Davis takes you on the journey of her life from humble Rhode Island beginnings to a grand life on the New York City stage. In her first memoir, “Finding Me”, Davis reflects on her time running away from the past and what she’s learned since.
Narrated by Davis herself, this memoir leaves listeners uplifted and inspired to take control of their own stories and stop running away from life.
16. “Love, Pamela” by Pamela Anderson
Breaking the mold of the traditional celebrity memoir, Anderson shares not just prose but her own poetry to tell the story of her life. In the aftermath of her sex tape scandal, Anderson lost control of her own narrative and she’s here to take it back by telling her own story in this self-narrated audiobook.
17. “8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go” by Jay Shetty
Best-selling author Jay Shetty is back with his next book “8 Rules of Love: How to Find It, Keep It, and Let It Go”. In his latest, Shetty shares lessons in love that are more than just wisdom. He sets out to teach actionable steps on how to cultivate love. Shetty teaches listeners not only how to share love with others but how to practice self-love.
18. “Saving Time” by Jenny Odell
Author of “How to Do Nothing” Jenny Odell is back with her latest book “Saving Time”. In it, Odell explores how society spends its time and the clock it's tied to. For those who feel like even leisure time is meant to be bought and sold, this book explores a freer way of living and what we can learn from pre-industrial society.
19. “Spare” by Prince Harry
From his time in the Royal Navy to meeting Meghan Markle, Prince Harry bares it all in his memoir “Spare.” If you’ve yet to crack it open, let this be your sign. Tune into the audiobook version in which Prince Harry narrates himself. Go for the juicy details of the Royal Family, and stay for Prince Harry reading aloud Spice Girls lyrics.
20. "I’m Glad My Mom Died" by Jeanette McCurdy
If you’ve yet to read, Jeanette McCurdy’s shocking memoir “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” now is the time. McCurdy’s self-narrated audiobook delves into her life as a child star and the overbearing mother that controlled her every move. She opens up about her struggle with eating disorders and addiction in this brutally honest memoir about taking ownership over one's life.
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