Listen to the Best Books of the Decade

Posted by Marie on October 22, 2018


The 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards is presented by Audible.

As we prepare for the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, we took a look back at some of the past winners from the last decade. Not only are these considered the best books to read, they’re also considered the best books to listen to.

How did we create our star-studded walk down memory lane? We rounded up the winners from the most popular Goodreads Choice Award categories and narrowed down that list to books that have a least a 3.8-star rating on Goodreads and a 4-star rating on Audible. How many will you be listening to? Don’t forget to add your favorites to your Want to Read Shelf!


Best Fiction

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Best Mystery & Thriller

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Best Romance

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Best Historical Fiction

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Best Science Fiction

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Best Fantasy

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Best Horror

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Best Young Adult Fiction

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Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Best Nonfiction

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Best Memoir & Autobiography

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Best Humor

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Best History & Biography

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Which of these Goodreads Choice Award winners will you be listening to? Let us know in the comments!

Check out more recent blogs:
Our Readers' Favorite YA Books of the Last Decade
The Most Beloved Romance Books of the Last Decade
Goodreads Hack: How to Create Custom Bookshelves


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message 1: by Allie (new)

Allie I listened to and read the Hamiltome simultaneously, and while the audio is good, fans should definitely get the hard copy if they're able to. There are a lot of footnotes and lyric notes, and while they do appear in the audio format, they're easier to follow when you have them accompanying the lyrics (in the print the lyrics sheets are in the book with the accompanying notes; in the audio, the notes are just read as in a list).

A lot of great books on this list!


message 2: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly Hicks I've read quite a few of these and look forward to adding more to my shelf. There's just not enough hours in the day for me to read each and every book! But here's to wishing! :-)


message 3: by Ray (last edited Oct 22, 2018 11:02AM) (new)

Ray Why is Illuminae nowhere in sight?


message 4: by Derpa (new)

Derpa Ray wrote: "Why is Illuminae nowhere in sight?"

Because I am sure this is based on some highest-added stats, not what you feel is good. These lists are usually that, based on some aggregated statistic stuff. Basically a popularity list. Would you say the most known people in your high school were the objectively best people? I doubt it. :D


message 5: by Ray (new)

Ray Derpa wrote: "Ray wrote: "Why is Illuminae nowhere in sight?"

Because I am sure this is based on some highest-added stats, not what you feel is good. These lists are usually that, based on some aggregated stati..."


You have a point, but everyone loved the Illuminae audiobook because of how good it was and how amazing the sound-effects were so it would've made sense if it appeared on this list


message 6: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Croft Circe needs to be on this list. Best audiobook narration ive ever heard!!!

I also agree with the Illuminae comment


message 7: by Alicia (new)

Alicia Croft Also Mythos by Stephen Fry is brilliant - any of his narration is, such as HP series


message 8: by Leticia (new)

Leticia Idk, I think the recommendations on fantasy and science fiction are quite weak.


message 9: by Triana (new)

Triana Ferrándiz The Paris wife's link is wrong... it takes you to one of the Fifty Shades books. I was very confused as to why that one was featuring...


message 10: by Marta (new)

Marta Hmm, I always recommend Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood to new - and all - audiobook listeners. It is the best audiobook I have ever listened to - and constantly a favorite on Audible, How can you have a list of audiobooks without it?


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Marta wrote: "Hmm, I always recommend Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood to new - and all - audiobook listeners. It is the best audiobook I have ever listened to - and constantl..."

the best audiobook I've listened to as well!


message 12: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Alicia wrote: "Circe needs to be on this list. Best audiobook narration ive ever heard!!!

I also agree with the Illuminae comment"


I am just reading Circe, so I'm going to give a go on the audiobook.


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