Articles tagged "Best of 2019"

Booklist Editors’ Choice 2019

Booklist has revealed their editors’ top picks of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections, including these Macmillan titles:

Adult Books

IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LIFE ISN’T EVERYTHING: Mike Nichols, as remembered by 150 of his closest friends by Ash Carter and Sam Kashner
LONG LIVE THE TRIBE OF FATHERLESS GIRLS: A Memoir by T Kira Madden
THE EDGE OF ANARCHY: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America by Jack Kelly
GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
LOSING EARTH: A Recent History by Nathaniel Rich
FIND ME by André Aciman
THE REDEEMED: The West Country Trilogy by Tim Pears
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Adult Books for Young Adults

MAKING COMICS by Lynda Barry
DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz
GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

Kirkus Best Best of 2019–Indie

Kirkus Reviews wraps up their Best of 2019 series with the Best Indie books!

THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS by Amy Andrews
STAR-CROSSED by Pintip Dunn
THE AUSSIE NEXT DOOR by Stefanie London
SICK KIDS IN LOVE by Hannah Moskowitz
FIND ME THEIR BONES by Sara Wolf
THE LAST LETTER by Rebecca Yarros

Goodreads Choice Award Winners 2019

A huge congrats to Macmillan’s 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards winners!

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides (winner, Mystery & Thriller)

NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo (winner, Fantasy)

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston (winner, Romance AND Debut)

NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge Picks

NPR’s 2019 Book Concierge is live, and it includes SO MANY Macmillan titles!!

10 MINUTES, 38 SECONDS IN THIS STRANGE WORLD by Elif Shafak
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
A WILD AND PRECIOUS LIFE: A Memoir by Edie Windsor
ALL SYSTEMS RED: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells
BE RECORDER: Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith
THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT by Charlie Jane Anders
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
DEATH IS HARD WORK by Khaled Khalifa
DRIVE-THRU DREAMS: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
ENCHANTÉE by Gita Trelease
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine
THE HAUNTING OF TRAM CAR 015 by P. Djèlí Clark
HERE WE ARE: American Dreams, American Nightmares (A Memoir) by Aarti Namdev Shahani
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
HOW TO HIDE AN EMPIRE: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel Immerwahr
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LANNY by Max Porter
MAGIC FOR LIARS by Sarah Gailey
MIDDLEGAME by Seanan McGuire
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
OCULUS: Poems by Sally Wen Mao
PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
SPACE INVADERS by Nona Fernández
SUPERNOVA ERA by Cixin Liu
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
UNEXAMPLED COURAGE: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel
WOMEN ROWING NORTH: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews

Kirkus Best of 2019–Nonfiction

Kirkus Reviews continues their Best of 2019 round-up with their Nonfiction picks, including these 16 Macmillan titles!

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
THE UNDYING: Pain, vulnerability, mortality, medicine, art, time, dreams, data, exhaustion, cancer, and care by Anne Boyer
COVENTRY: Essays by Rachel Cusk
THE EUROPEANS: Three Lives and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture by Orlando Figes
WHY YOU LIKE IT: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste by Nolan Gasser
MY PARENTS: AN INTRODUCTION / THIS DOES NOT BELONG TO YOU by Aleksandar Hemon
HARD TO LOVE: Essays and Confessions by Briallen Hopper
AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter by Robert Hutton
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE HEART: A Memoir by Cherríe Moraga
ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE: How the Future Shapes Our Past by Sarah Parcak
THE LIGHT YEARS: A Memoir by Chris Rush
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
FAMILY PAPERS: A Sephardic Journey Through the Twentieth Century by Sarah Abrevaya Stein
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2: 1964–1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward

Best of 2019 Round-Up

The 2019 Best-of lists just keep on comin’! Check out the latest picks from The Washington Post, The New York Times, Time, and the NYPL!

New York Public Library Best of 2019

BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo
GIRL by Edna O’Brien
GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
LANNY by Max Porter
THE MAN WHO SAW EVERYTHING by Deborah Levy
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
HOT COMB by Ebony Flowers
OFF SEASON by James Sturm
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
THE FUTURE OF ANOTHER TIMELINE by Annalee Newitz

Washington Post Top 10 Best of 2019

FALTER: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? by Bill McKibben
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner

New York Times Top 10 Best of 2019

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Time Top 10 Best Fiction and Nonfiction of 2019

THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
THIS LAND IS OUR LAND: An Immigrant’s Manifesto by Suketu Mehta
THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS: Essays by Esmé Weijun Wang
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

LibraryReads Voter Favorites 2019

You read ’em, you loved ’em, you voted for ’em, and now THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides, RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston, and THE FLATSHARE by Beth O’Leary are LibraryReads 2019 Voter Favorites!

Thank you for making them some of your favorite books of the year.

Don’t forget you can also vote for the next monthly list (February 2020, nominations due 1/1/20)! Check out our suggestions here.

Chicago Public Library’s 2019 Best of the Best

A team of Chicago Public Librarians have picked their best books of 2019, and 13 Macmillan titles are on the list!

For Adults

ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
GHOST WALL by Sarah Moss
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo
TRUST EXERCISE by Susan Choi
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
LANNY by Max Porter

For Teens

BIRTHDAY by Meredith Russo
THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi

Library Journal Best Books of 2019

Library Journal chose their Best Books of 2019, and 22 Macmillan titles made the list!

Pop Fiction

MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
WOMEN TALKING by Miriam Toews
IN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles Winslow

Horror

TINFOIL BUTTERFLY by Rachel Eve Moulton

SF/Fantasy

THE RUIN OF KINGS by Jenn Lyons
A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE by Arkady Martine
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir

Romance

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by Casey McQuiston

Crime Fiction

THE LONG CALL by Ann Cleeves
THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper
A DEADLY DIVIDE by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Graphic Novels

GRASS by Keum Suk Gendry-Kim
CLYDE FANS by Seth

Social Science

NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder

Poetry

DEAF REPUBLIC: Poems by Ilya Kaminsky
OCULUS: Poems by Sally Wen Mao

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Amazon’s Best Books of 2019

What. A. List! Check out Amazon’s Best Books of 2019!

Amazon Editors’ Top 20

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides
NINTH HOUSE by Leigh Bardugo

Amazon Editors’ Top 100

THE NIGHT TIGER by Yangsze Choo
MIRACLE CREEK by Angie Kim
THE GUEST BOOK by Sarah Blake
THE APOLOGY by Eve Ensler
THE WHISPER MAN by Alex North
THE TOPEKA SCHOOL by Ben Lerner
STAY AND FIGHT by Madeline ffitch
POISONER IN CHIEF: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer
THE GRAMMARIANS by Cathleen Schine
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
NO VISIBLE BRUISES: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
THINGS YOU SAVE IN A FIRE by Katherine Center
GIDEON THE NINTH by Tamsyn Muir
THE PRIORY OF THE ORANGE TREE by Samantha Shannon
GODS WITH A LITTLE G by Tupelo Hassman
FIND ME by André Aciman
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado
DRIVE-THRU DREAMS: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
USER FRIENDLY: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang with Robert Fabricant

Biographies and Memoirs

THE APOLOGY by Eve Ensler
POISONER IN CHIEF: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer
UNFOLLOW: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado

Business and Leadership

LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries by Safi Bahcall
THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT: A Brand, a Culture, a Community–a Life in Streetwear by Bobby Hundreds

History

THE BRITISH ARE COMING: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 by Rick Atkinson
TRANSACTION MAN: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream by Nicholas Lemann

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