Goodreads Picks for Tournament of Books 2019

Possible contenders for the 2019 Tournament of Books as recommended by the Goodreads group of the same name. Books on this list must be fiction published in English in the USA between Dec. 2017-Dec. 2018.
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4.27 avg rating — 293,456 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 235,771 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 100,301 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 141,965 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 59,054 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 10,997 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 69,335 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 17,896 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 23,070 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 2,126 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 67,477 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 6,496 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 40,581 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 38,541 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 14,094 ratings
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3.26 avg rating — 17,092 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 22,614 ratings
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18

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3.95 avg rating — 9,501 ratings
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19

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3.65 avg rating — 5,820 ratings
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20

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4.22 avg rating — 225 ratings
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21

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3.48 avg rating — 31,119 ratings
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22

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3.78 avg rating — 20,636 ratings
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23

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3.62 avg rating — 34,172 ratings
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24

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3.99 avg rating — 43,636 ratings
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25

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4.17 avg rating — 2,511 ratings
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26

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4.01 avg rating — 11,847 ratings
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27

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3.53 avg rating — 15,104 ratings
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28

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3.68 avg rating — 1,911 ratings
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29

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3.94 avg rating — 139 ratings
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30

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3.54 avg rating — 10,170 ratings
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31

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3.82 avg rating — 34,647 ratings
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32

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3.69 avg rating — 11,813 ratings
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33

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3.47 avg rating — 22,045 ratings
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33

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3.93 avg rating — 2,993 ratings
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35

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3.54 avg rating — 2,412 ratings
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36

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3.86 avg rating — 1,722 ratings
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37

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3.70 avg rating — 28,389 ratings
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38

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3.74 avg rating — 121,081 ratings
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39

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3.55 avg rating — 60,413 ratings
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40

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4.48 avg rating — 815,923 ratings
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41

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3.76 avg rating — 1,819 ratings
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42

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3.99 avg rating — 36,301 ratings
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43

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3.69 avg rating — 7,930 ratings
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44

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4.07 avg rating — 29 ratings
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44

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3.31 avg rating — 15,776 ratings
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46

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3.57 avg rating — 30,405 ratings
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47

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3.31 avg rating — 1,521 ratings
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48

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3.80 avg rating — 13,230 ratings
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49

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3.21 avg rating — 23,094 ratings
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50

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4.12 avg rating — 1,327 ratings
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51

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3.03 avg rating — 4,877 ratings
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52

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4.03 avg rating — 1,164 ratings
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52

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3.58 avg rating — 9,488 ratings
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54

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4.05 avg rating — 222 ratings
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54

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3.84 avg rating — 15,399 ratings
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54

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3.89 avg rating — 10,109 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 1,027 ratings
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58

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3.70 avg rating — 59,091 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 6,210 ratings
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60

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3.30 avg rating — 2,325 ratings
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61

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3.82 avg rating — 4,021 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 1,931 ratings
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63

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3.83 avg rating — 10,741 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 7,165 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 33,357 ratings
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66

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3.56 avg rating — 280 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 1,000 ratings
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68

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3.69 avg rating — 1,411 ratings
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68

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3.93 avg rating — 395 ratings
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68

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3.79 avg rating — 14,836 ratings
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68

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4.37 avg rating — 71,170 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 2,235 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 1,055 ratings
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73

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3.61 avg rating — 879 ratings
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73

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3.75 avg rating — 15,427 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 815,923 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 1,481 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 5,710 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 419 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 28,389 ratings
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81

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3.82 avg rating — 2,634 ratings
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81

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3.25 avg rating — 1,337 ratings
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81

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3.65 avg rating — 801 ratings
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81

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3.75 avg rating — 816 ratings
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81

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3.77 avg rating — 12,358 ratings
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86

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3.20 avg rating — 205 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 7,183 ratings
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86

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3.32 avg rating — 828 ratings
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89

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3.91 avg rating — 6,927 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 40 ratings
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91

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4.06 avg rating — 3,143 ratings
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92

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4.38 avg rating — 37 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 129 ratings
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93 books · 229 voters · list created July 21st, 2018 by deleted user.
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Bretnie 693 books
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C 1566 books
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Donna 3257 books
183 friends
Claire 5757 books
605 friends
Elizabeth 297 books
296 friends
Nadine 2963 books
143 friends
Janet 1105 books
184 friends
judy-b. 350 books
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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 21, 2018 04:28PM) (new)

Anyone may add books to this list, but please keep it to likely contenders (who knows, right?!), or at least to fiction published in English in the USA between December 2017 and December 2018.


message 2: by C (new)

C And as Tina already put a ton of work into adding a bunch of books and then deleting them because I am picky and wanted this list to be different than the other lists going, can voters PLEASE only vote for books they have READ and want to endorse? I know there are many books that everyone is looking forward to.... but this list can be a 'proof in the reading' sort of thing. Thanks Tina!


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

You're welcome! FWIW, I approve of your "pickiness," and if everyone follows your request, we will curate a useful list.


message 4: by C (new)

C Tina wrote: "You're welcome! FWIW, I approve of your "pickiness," and if everyone follows your request, we will curate a useful list."

Haha, thanks. :D The more useful the list is, the better!


lucky little cat Great list! I've added several of this year's that I've read and loved. Tess of the Road is YA, so I'm not sure it belongs here. It won't hurt my feelings if you have to remove it (or any other of my picks).


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

lucky little cat wrote: "Tess of the Road is YA, so I'm not sure it belongs here. It won't hurt my feelings if you have to remove it (or any other of ..."

YA is welcome. Thanks for your additions to the list!


message 7: by Alison (new)

Alison Hardtmann What is The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again doing on this list? It's non-fiction and yet it has 23 people who thinks it not only should be included, but that it's a worthy Tournament entry. What am I missing here?


message 8: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 13, 2018 10:22AM) (new)

Alison wrote: "What is The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again doing on this list? It's non-fiction and yet it has 23 people who thinks it not only should be included, bu..."

A few weeks ago, when it had two votes, I messaged those people, explained why it is not eligible for the ToB, and asked them to remove their votes. Instead, they got friends to vote for it. I'm guessing they are friends of the author.

EDIT: That book is at the top of several lists where it does not belong. I just sent a help request to GR reporting the deceptive promotion and asking them to remove it from our list.


message 9: by Alison (new)

Alison Hardtmann Tina wrote: "Alison wrote: "What is The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again doing on this list? It's non-fiction and yet it has 23 people who thinks it not only should ..."

Thanks. Deceptive promotion techniques do not make me want to read this book!


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 15, 2018 08:19AM) (new)

GR Expert, Carmen, removed The Brave Art of Motherhood from our list as I requested. At least two other books are being promoted via our list, The Baghdad Clocks and Crowd of One. However, since they fit the criteria for inclusion, we are stuck with them.


message 11: by Greg (new)

Greg Still looking for just one book that deserves to 'win'. Can we do a no-nobel? Or is it a no-pulitizer?


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