Audiobooks are an excellent mode of indulging in great literature. What kind of reader would I be if I didn’t share the best audiobooks I listened to in the last year?
I meet so many people who say that they think they won’t enjoy audiobooks and each time, my response is the same: why not? Audiobooks are fantastic! Okay, they’re not all fantastic, but I can definitely attest to the fact that I have listened to some that actually completely changed my mind about a book I previously disliked. They can be a fresh “perspective,” so to speak. Some have full casts, others have narrators with unique accents, and several are read by the author themself.
If you don’t think you’ll enjoy audiobooks, I highly recommend giving one of these a try. They just might change your mind. I used to be a non-believer myself, but now I’m a huge fan of listening to books. The ones listed here are my favorites from 2020. I don’t take the task of sharing favorites lightly. In order to become a top-pick audiobook, it has to really capture my attention. These books did just that (and I’ve starred the ones that stood out above the rest)!
The Audiobooks I Loved Most in 2020
You can find synopses for these audiobooks, along with my reviews, scattered throughout my blog and on my Goodreads.
Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
Echo North – Joanna Ruth Meyer
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline*
The Starless Sea – Erin Morgenstern*
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
All the Stars and Teeth – Adalyn Grace
Wicked Fox – Kat Cho
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird – Josie Silver
Talking as Fast as I Can – Lauren Graham*
Our Stop – Laura Jane Williams
Beneath the Haunting Sea – Joanna Ruth Meyer
Someday, Someday, Maybe – Lauren Graham
The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo*
The Boyfriend Project – Farrah Rochon
You Should See Me in a Crown – Leah Johnson
The Switch – Beth O’Leary
In Five Years – Rebecca Serle
The Bromance Book Club – Lyssa Kay Adams
I Was Told It Would Get Easier – Abbi Waxman
Beach Read – Emily Henry
Lovely War – Julie Berry*
Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid*
How to Find Love in a Bookshop – Veronica Henry
So This Is Love – Elizabeth Lim
One Way or Another – Kara McDowell
In a Holidaze – Christina Lauren
The Afterlife of Holly Chase – Cynthia Hand