Here's what I've been listening to lately:
There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar. I will always have a special space in my heart for Sachar, filled with bottlecaps. This is an old one I never read. I guess I assumed it would be a comedy based on the cover. Boy, was I wrong! It's an insightful, multi-layered look at the life of a bully. Not that there weren't funny bits, but really, I got choked up more than once.
Powers by Ursula LeGuin. Another author I'm fond of, and of course I knew I would love this one. The depth of her world-building is truly fabulous. I'm only a third of the way in, though, since it's quite long compared to the middle grade stuff I usually listen to.
The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett. Now I have three art theft mysteries to recommend! (Masterpiece and Chasing Vermeer - and its sequels - are the other two.) This one is, unfortunately, about a fake artist, so it doesn't carry the same resonance as the other two books. It's also written for a younger audience and there isn't such a sense of mortal peril for the investigators, but I still enjoyed it.
Nation by Terry Pratchett. Not as laugh-out-loud funny as his Discworld series, but definitely full of Pratchett moments. A great survival, clash-of-cultures story. I really liked the reader.
Homer Price by Robert McCloskey. I was hoping this would have aged more gracefully, but sadly, I barely cracked a smile. I don't think I'll be recommending this one.