December 2019 NYT Bestsellers
Collection Development December 2019 New York Times Audiobook Bestsellers

‘Tis the season for holiday road trips with audiobooks! These December New York Times bestselling audiobooks make for excellent recommendations to patrons for the road ahead.


AUDIO FICTION

#1 Fiction Bestseller

The Giver of Stars
Author: Jojo Moyes
Read by: Julia Whelan
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A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick, narrated by Audie Award-winning narrator Julia Whelan. Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You.

“I’ve been a huge Jojo Moyes fan. Her characters are so compelling…It’s such a great narrative about personal strength and really captures how books bring communities together.”—Reese Witherspoon

#2 Fiction Bestseller

The Guardians
Author: John Grisham
Read by: Michael Beck
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist.

“Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post

#5 Fiction Bestseller

Where the Crawdads Sing
Author: Delia Owens
Read by: Cassandra Campbell
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A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and runaway #1 bestseller, Where the Crawdads Sing is a must-have audiobook for your collection.

“[Narrator Cassandra] Campbell’s accents give the mix of classes and regions in the story the same realistic detail Owens provides for the marsh…Prepare to be enchanted and haunted.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

#6 Fiction Bestseller

Twisted Twenty-Six
Author: Janet Evanovich
Read by: Lorelei King
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This isn’t just another case. This is family. How far will Stephanie Plum go to protect the one person who means the most to her? The stakes have never been higher in this #1 New York Times bestseller from Janet Evanovich.

#7 Fiction Bestseller

Blue Moon
Author: Lee Child
Read by: Scott Brick
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In this highly-anticipated installment of Lee Child’s acclaimed suspense series, Jack Reacher comes to the aid of an elderly couple…and confronts his most dangerous opponents yet.

#11 Fiction Bestseller

The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Read By: Various and Dominic Hoffman
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Read by a full cast! From the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

#12 Fiction Bestseller

Resistance Reborn (Star Wars)
Read by fan-favorite narrator Marc Thompson! In this pivotal prequel to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the heroes of the Resistance—Poe Dameron, General Leia Organa, Rey, and Finn—must fight back from the edge of oblivion.

AUDIO NON-FICTION

#4 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Educated
Author: Tara Westover
Read by: Julia Whelan
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An unforgettable, Audie Award-winning memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. Educated is a brilliant audio recommendation for many patrons.

“Narrator Julia Whelan’s performance is outstanding.”—AudioFile Earphones Award

#5 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Becoming
Author: Michelle Obama
Read by: Michelle Obama
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Now a GRAMMY Award Nominee! An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir written and read by the former First Lady of the United States. An absolutely singular audiobook that is topping bestseller lists around the world.

“Her signature quiet confidence comes through every word as she narrates her story.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award

#8 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Blowout
Author: Rachel Maddow
Read by: Rachel Maddow
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Blowout is a call to contain the lion: to stop subsidizing the wealthiest businesses on earth, to fight for transparency, and to check the influence of the world’s most destructive industry and its enablers. The stakes have never been higher. As Maddow says, “Democracy either wins this one or disappears.”

#12 Non-Fiction Bestseller

The Man Who Solved the Market
Author: Gregory Zuckerman
Read by: Will Damron
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The perfect gift for non-fiction fans: the unbelievable story of a secretive mathematician who pioneered the era of the algorithm—and made $23 billion doing it.

#13 Non-Fiction Bestseller

Dear Girls
Author: Ali Wong
Read By: Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta
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Ali Wong’s heartfelt and hilarious letters to her daughters cover everything they need to know in life, like the unpleasant details of dating, how to be a working mom in a male-dominated profession, and how she trapped their dad.

“Listeners will laugh along, swept up in her anecdotes and flashbacks. Her level of intimacy will make listeners feel as if they’re hearing from a friend, not listening to an audiobook by a celebrity.”—AudioFile

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