Years ago, I wrote a post about where to find new picture book recommendations and since I’m such a wild fan of audiobooks, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite places to find audiobook recommendations too!
If you’re constantly on the hunt for new audiobooks for either yourself or your kids, this post is for you!
Where to Find Audiobook Recommendations
- The Odyssey Award. This is an American Library Association (ALA) award given out each year in the same manner as the Newbery or Caldecott awards except this one is for phenomenal audiobooks for children or young adults. There isn’t an age division on this, so some of the titles might be picture books while others might be for teens. There is a winner each year and then usually several honor titles as well. You can see all the winners and honor titles since the award was instituted in 2008 here!
- The Audie Awards. This is a GOLD mine when it comes to finding audiobooks. They’re the premier award for audiobooks and they have a bunch of different categories each year with winners and finalists in each, including business and personal development, young listeners, faith-baed audiobooks, humor, multi-voiced performance and many more. These honors have been awarded since 1996, so there is a SERIOUS backlog of options.
- Libro.fm Bookseller Picks. You know how the best thing about an independent bookstore is those book tags on the shelves with recommendations from the various bookstore employees about books they’ve just LOVED and why? Think of this as the digital version for audiobooks. They have all their bookseller picks on one page and you can sort by release date or filter by genre or length. If you’re new to Libro.fm, you can use this link to get two audiobooks for the price of one!
- Junior Library Guild. Junior Library Guild is primarily a service for schools and libraries, but anyone can look at their selected titles each month (although they won’t show you the most recent three months if you’re not a paying subscriber). Each month, they pick a best audiobook in different age groups (elementary school, middle school, younger teen, and mature teen) – this is a GOLD MINE of audiobook recommendations.
- Audible Editor Picks. Each month, the editors at Audible choose their favorite audiobooks in a variety of genres and there are SO MANY good ones. You can see all the previous months’ picks too! (If you’re new to Audible, you can get a free audiobook here).
- Book Riot’s Audiobook Page. Book Riot is basically the book and reading hub of the internet and they do a ton of audiobook coverage and roundups from adults to kids to niche genres and more. It’s always being updated and you’ll NEVER run out of audiobook recommendations.
- Overdrive’s Professional Book Nerds Picks. Each month, Overdrive shares some of the new audiobook releases they are MOST excited about. Their Explore page is also EXCELLENT.
Any other favorite places to find audiobooks recommendations? I’d love to hear!
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