Best Books of 2019

There's a ton of best lists out there - here's a few book ones. Did you have a favorite this year?

Here's a few random lists:

I did read #57 on this list - The Good Wife - easy read - very entertaining.

From Oprah Mag (and Maplewoodian - Leigh Haber)

This one has top five in many different genres:

From some of the Times critics:

100 notable books from the Times:

Has anyone read the latest Atwood novel - seems to be on a few lists.

Obama lists his favorite books:

  • "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power" by Shoshana Zuboff
  • "The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company" by William Dalrymple
  • "Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee" by Casey Cep
  • "Girl, Woman, Other" by Bernardine Evaristo
  • "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present" by David Treuer
  • "How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy" by Jenny Odell
  • "Lost Children Archive" by Valeria Luiselli
  • "Lot: Stories" by Bryan Washington
  • "Normal People" by Sally Rooney
  • "The Orphan Master's Son" by Adam Johnson
  • "The Yellow House" by Sarah M. Broom
  • "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe
  • "Solitary" by Albert Woodfox
  • "The Topeka School" by Ben Lerner
  • "Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion" by Jia Tolentino
  • "Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi
  • "We Live in Water: Stories" by Jess Walter

    Obama also listed two "for the sports fans." Those books are:

    • "A Different Way to Win: Dan Rooney's Story from the Super Bowl to the Rooney Rule" by Jim Rooney
    • "The Sixth Man" by Andre Iguodala

    Really enjoyed Ladder To The Sky.  I think it was 4.2 on Goodreads, for what it’s worth.  

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