21 of Your Picks For Great Audiobooks For Book Club!

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

This Riot Recommendation asking for great audiobooks for book club is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio.

Book clubs are back in action, and so are many other fall activities. Audiobooks are the perfect complement to your busy schedule since you can listen while you do other things (multi-tasking at its best!). You won’t be unprepared for book club again! Listen to new releases such as The Witch Elm by Tana French, Florida, written and read by Lauren Groff or Christina Dalcher’s Vox, and enjoy a whole new book club experience. For more listening suggestions, visit

The only negative we see with audiobooks is we’ve yet to figure out how to listen to an audiobook while also reading a book in print. You gotta have goals, people! And while we work on that we want to hear your recommendations for great audiobooks for book club! We asked for some audiobooks that you can’t put down, love listening to the narrator(s), and will have your book club full of chatter. Here’s your list of great audiobooks for book club!

The Night in Question by Nic Joseph

In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

All The Birds In the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Under a Dark Sky by Lori Rader-Day

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong

Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Finney Boylan

Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Mortifications by Derek Palacio

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Trainwreck by Sady Doyle

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

The Expatriates by Janice Y.K. Lee

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn