Best of the Best Books 2019

Reading Group Choices has sorted through the numerous best book lists out there to compile our annual “best of the best” reads!

Did you read all of the books that you wanted to in 2019? If the year passed too quickly, not to worry. We searched for the fiction, nonfiction, and young adult titles we recommended in 2019 that also appeared on one (or more) of the favorite lists from:

BookRiot, Indiebound, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Parnassus Books, Powell’s, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Washington Post

Check out these best of the best books below! And consider it a short guide for the overwhelmed reader…


Best of the Best… FICTION

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Far Field by Madhuri VijayOne of our recommended books for 2019 is Lanny by Max PorterOne of our recommended books for 2019 is Trust Exercise by Susan ChoiOne of our recommended books for 2019 is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi CoatesOne of our recommended books for 2019 is Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay
Appears on the “best of” list from Publishers Weekly

Lanny by Max Porter
Powell’s

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Kirkus Reviews, New York Times

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Kirkus Reviews

Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes
Library Journal


Best of the Best… NONFICTION

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Yellow House by Sarah Broom One of our recommended books for 2019 is Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl

One of our recommended books is Wild Game by Adrienne BrodeurBecoming by Michelle Obama is one of our book group favorites for 2018.

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Club by Leo Damrosch

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom
Appears on “best of” lists from Parnassus Books, Powell’s, New York Times

Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl
Parnassus Books

Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
Library Journal

Becoming by Michelle Obama
Indiebound

The Club by Leo Damrosch
Publishers Weekly


Best of the Best… YA

One of our recommended books for 2019 is Queen of the Sea by Dylan MeconisOne of our Recommended Books for 2019 is Internment by Samira AhmedOne of our recommended books for 2019 is Becoming Beatriz by Tami CharlesOne of our recommended books for 2019 is The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjaminblack enough by Ibi Zoboi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
Appears on the “best of” list from Publishers Weekly

Internment by Samira Ahmed
BookRiot

Becoming Beatriz by Tami Charles
Kirkus Reviews

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin
Publishers Weekly

Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi
School Library Journal


Curious about the most popular books on the Reading Group Choices site in 2019? We’ve got the top two books from each month listed here!