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10 Audiobooks Moms Recommend for Your Next Listen

Romance, mystery, self-help...these moms have got you covered

June 24, 2023

So many books, so little time. Which is why we love audiobooks. Upcoming road trip or just folding the laundry, tune out the background noise (the kids'll be fine), and get lost in a good read listen. We asked women across the country about their faves and they had opinions. We're sharing what they said so you can jump right into the good stuff, personally recommended by other moms who don't have time to waste on a bad book.

For the Mom Who Tells It Like it Is

Idiots: Marriage, Motherhood, Milk & Mistakes by Laura Clery
👍Recommended by Holli, Macaroni KID Cherry Hill, NJ publisher
Funny, relatable, and nothing held back. This mom tells all about motherhood, infidelity, sex and more. Keep the earbuds in for this one.

For the Mom Who's Tired of the Mess
How to Keep House While Drowning by KC Davis
👍Recommended by Diana, Macaroni KID Chesapeake, VA publisher
This quick listen by a TikTok famous author helps moms tackle the stress-mess cycle in a self-compassionate way. Cuz no one needs to feel worse about the laundry pileup.

For the Mom Who Reads the Book First
Bridgerton Series by Julia Quinn
👍Recommended by Erika, Macaroni KID Brighton-Henderson-Reunion, CO publisher
Get lost in the OG Bridgerton stories of London high society. All the romance and drama you need to spice up a day of parenting.

For the Mom Who's Obsessed with Friends
Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing by Matthew Perry
👍Recommended by Jennifer, Macaroni KID McDonough, GA publisher
Narrated by Chandler himself, this memoir takes you behind the scenes of the hit show and the struggles faced by one of its biggest stars. Could there BE a better audiobook?

For the Mom Who's Into Health and Wellness
Fast Like a Girl: A Woman's Guide to Using the Healing Power of Fasting to Burn Fat, Boost Energy, and Balance Hormones by Dr. Mindy Pelz
👍Recommended by Betsy, Macaroni KID Citrus FL publisher
Keep hearing people rave about intermittent fasting but you don't know why, how, or where to start? This nutrition bestseller has got you covered. Go metabolism.

For the Mom Who Loves a Supernatural Thriller
Fairy Tale by Stephen King
👍Recommended by Jillian, Macaroni KID Chico, CA publisher
Less horror but still fantastic storytelling is how many describe King's latest release. Don't worry, there's still enough terrifying moments to give you the jump scare you crave.

For the Mom Who Loves History
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
👍Recommended by Amber, Macaroni KID Wilkes-Barre, PA publisher
World War II, Nazis, mysterious codes...this one's got a little of everything for the history buff. And that bestselling author sure doesn't hurt.

For the Mom Who Needs a Little Inspo
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
👍Recommended by Jamie, CertifiKID, Macaroni KID & Hulafrog CEO
With over two million copies sold, this memoir/wake-up call might just show you how to be brave in motherhood and in life.

For the Mom Who Loves a Quirky Character
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
👍Recommended by Susannah, Macaroni KID Columbia, MO publisher
Discover why it's one of the best books of the year and tops the Amazon charts week after week. Lighthearted, fun, and filled with characters you won't soon forget. One lesson we can't wait to dive into.

For the Mom Who Loves Great Literature
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
👍Recommended by Kara, Macaroni KID Erie, PA publisher
This Pulitzer Prize-winning reimagining of Dicken's David Copperfield will leave you with all the feels in the best possible way. It's thought-provoking, moving, and a little dark but worth every minute.

➡️ And don't forget about the kids. Our sister site, Macaroni KID has audiobook recs just for the small set that'll give you a little peace and quiet, or try to at least...