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The Best Books of 2019

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We wanted to celebrate the books we loved in 2019, so we published several lists highlighting our favorite titles of the year. Our lists include everything from audiobooks to novels to nonfiction books, and you can finally browse them all in one place below.

Each list consists of 19 titles released in English between January and December 2019, and they’re by no means representative of the only “good” books published during the year. They’re simply collections of the books we wept over, laughed with and were inspired by during a memorable year.

The Best Novels of 2019

This list includes 19 novels from various genres, weaving tales about everything from necromancers fighting in space to boys surviving a reform school in Florida. Click here to discover books by authors like Colson Whitehead, Leigh Bardugo and Helen Oyeyemi.

The Best Nonfiction Books of 2019

This list includes 19 nonfiction books tackling diverse topics, covering everything from living with schizophrenia to the history of high heels. Click here to discover books by authors like Carmen Maria Machado, Lindy West and Ani DiFranco.

The Best Audiobooks of 2019

This list includes 19 audiobooks that will captivate you, boasting everything from powerful memoirs to enchanting fantasy novels. Click here to discover audiobooks by authors like Tegan and Sara, Taylor Jenkins Reid and Nnedi Okorafor.

The Best Young Adult Novels of 2019

This list includes 19 YA novels from various genres, exploring stories about everything from teen videogame developers to impending alien invasions. Click here to discover novels by authors like Angie Thomas, Elizabeth Acevedo and Kat Cho.

The Best Book Covers of 2019

This list displays 19 gorgeous book covers, featuring everything from eyes crying a galaxy of tears to a hand on fire. Click here to browse stunning covers by designers and illustrators like Nicole Caputo, Oliver Munday and Grace Han.

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