Best Books of 2019

The New York Times Top Books

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2019:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Disappearing EarthJulia Phillips
The Topeka SchoolBen Lerner
ExhalationTed Chiang
Lost Children ArchiveValeria Luiselli
Night Boat to TangierKevin Barry

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Say Nothing: The True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern IrelandPatrick Radden Keefe
The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an AgeLeo Damrosch
The Yellow HouseSarah M. Broom
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill UsRachel Louise Snyder
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear DisasterAdam Higginbotham

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2019:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The OverstoryRichard Powers
Finalist: The Great BelieversRebecca Makkai
Finalist: There ThereTommy Orange

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2019:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of AmericaEliza Griswold
Finalist: In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable WorkersBernice Yeung
Finalist: Rising: Dispatches from the New American ShoreElizabeth Rush

Amazon’s Bestselling Books

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2019:

TitleAuthor
1. Where the Crawdads SingDelia Owens
2. BecomingMichelle Obama
3. EducatedTara Westover
4. Girl, Wash Your FaceRachel Hollis
5. The 5 Love LanguagesGary Chapman
6. Girl, Stop ApologizingRachel Hollis
7. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckMark Manson
8. It’s Not Supposed to Be This WayLysa TerKeurst
9. Unfreedom of the PressMark R. Levin
10. The Four AgreementsDon Miguel Ruiz

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.