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8 Most Anticipated New Audiobook Releases to Surely Listen to This 2020

8 Most Anticipated New Audiobook Releases to Surely Listen to This 2020

It’s a new year – and that means a fresh start, new goals, and of course, new audiobooks.

For readers who are ready to listen, AudiobookSTORE has an abundance of new audiobooks to check out. In fact, readers will find some of the most anticipated titles of 2020.

Anyone looking for good audiobooks won’t be disappointed!

Ready to Listen? AudiobookSTORE’s Top 8 Most Anticipated Books of 2020

What’s the best way to listen to audiobooks?

Back in the day, books on tape were a good choice. Though those days are long gone, they made way for a new way to listen. Audiobook lovers’ favorite way to read is no longer with books on tape, but rather, with an audiobook app like AudiobookSTORE.

AudiobookSTORE has a plethora of top titles, whether readers are looking for new releases or some beloved classics.

Those who are ready to listen to an audiobook that will entertain, intrigue, or educate, the following titles are sure to make 2020 your favorite reading year yet.

1. If It Bleeds by Stephen King

King released a new book back in September (The Institute) and he didn’t lose any time moving on to a new frightful tale.

If It Bleeds is a compilation of four novellas that will pull readers in, taking them on a journey to places that are both intriguing and frightening.

Release Date: May 5, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: April 14, 2020

2. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Fans of the Hunger Games franchise are waiting with bated breath for the latest novel by Suzanne Collins. The events in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes take place over 60 years before Katniss Everdeen’s story, ten years into the post-war reconstruction period. The story grapples with the topics of identity, survival, and humanity.

Release Date: May 19, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: April 28, 2020

3. Weather by Jenny Offill

Lizzie is a librarian (without a degree) and a fake shrink. She’s managed to stabilize her mother and brother, who had dealt with being “God-haunted” and addiction respectively. A mentor with a hit podcasts asks Lizzie to answer her mail as an “expert,” the content of which contains questions from people who are worried about the country and humanity.

As she takes on the job, her life begins to spiral out of control. Lizzie tries to save everyone around her, but with her limited knowledge based solely on her own experiences and the library books around her, will she be successful?

Release Date: February 11, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: January 21, 2020

4. Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener

Readers who want to listen to an audiobook based on a memoir must read Uncanny Valley. It’s the story of Anna Wiener, a broke millennial in New York’s publishing industry who moves across the country to Silicon Valley and works for a startup.

Sounds like a dream, right? It was – at the beginning. Eventually, the “reckless startup culture” went from being a “savior” to something that endangered democracy. It’s an engrossing, cautious coming-of-age story.

Release Date: January 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: N/A

5. You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe

More people than ever are taking an interest in politics, getting involved in elections and taking an interest in the nation’s history. What can citizens learn from the past that will help them create a better future?

You Never Forget Your First is a biography of George Washington. It’s witty, heartwarming, and thought-provoking. It tells of a man who was disenchanted with the partisan nightmare that set the stage for modern politics, as well as with his own hypocrisy of owning slaves.

Release Date: February 4, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: Now

6. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Interior Chinatown was listed as one of the top audiobooks of January 2020 by Paste Magazine.

Willis Wu feels like a prop in his own life – the Asian guy who is told by society that his greatest accomplishment will be to end up as old Kung Fu Guy.

His mother, though, has told him something entirely different throughout his life – be more. The story, in addition to exposing stereotypes, has been called daring and moving.

Release Date: January 28, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: Now

7. Marriage on Madison Avenue by Lauren Layne

What about readers who want to listen to an audiobook with a little romance? Marriage on Madison Avenue is one of the most anticipated romance novels of 2020 on Goodreads.

What can go wrong when best friends conjure up a fake romance? It stirs up forbidden feelings that have been building for years, of course.

Lauren Layne is the queen of wit, and she definitely lives up to her title with this heartfelt and hilarious romantic comedy.

Release Date: January 28, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: Now

8. Reprogramming the American Dream by Kevin Scott

What can entrepreneurs expect in the new year? They can expect some of the best business audiobooks to be released, including Reprogramming the American Dream.

Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scott, discusses the future of AI. What’s being done with AI now will affect future generations, so how can society ensure that they create something for the benefit of workers now, as well as those in the future? According to Scott, with understanding and collaboration from all parties involved.

Release Date: April 7, 2020

AudiobookSTORE Pre-Order Date: March 17, 2020

Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenges: How Readers Can Reach Their Goals

It isn’t uncommon for people to have reading goals, especially if they’re avid readers. However, more people are challenging themselves to read more books because of headlines like this: “10 Reasons Why People Who Read a Lot Are More Likely to Be Successful.”

That 2019 LifeHack.com article is the most recent in a slew of similar articles dating back to 2016, which claim that entrepreneurs who read more tend to be more successful. In fact, the following people credit much of their success to reading (which includes fiction, as well as business and self-improvement books).

  • Bill Gates
  • Warren Buffett
  • Mark Cuban
  • Elon Musk
  • Oprah Winfrey

Whether they’re striving to be the next millionaire entrepreneur or just want to expand their knowledge, readers should try the Goodreads Reading Challenge in 2020. With a community of others who want to achieve amazing reading goals, such a challenge is bound to take a person’s reading to the next level.

What reading goals do you have for 2020 and how do you plan on achieving them? Let us know in the comments below!  Don’t forget to check out our coming soon section to stay up to day on all the new audiobooks coming in 2020.

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