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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3.95 avg rating — 297,274 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 134,760 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 170,653 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 99,050 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 13,197 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 110,069 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 29,569 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 89,862 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 19,707 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 3,137 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 46,660 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 8,800 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 24,099 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 47,358 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 12,106 ratings
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17

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4.26 avg rating — 248 ratings
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18

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3.92 avg rating — 16,052 ratings
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19

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3.24 avg rating — 19,878 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 33,709 ratings
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21

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3.66 avg rating — 6,434 ratings
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21

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3.97 avg rating — 55,134 ratings
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23

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3.47 avg rating — 35,771 ratings
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24

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3.61 avg rating — 39,742 ratings
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25

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4.15 avg rating — 3,361 ratings
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26

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4.03 avg rating — 18,631 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 19,397 ratings
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28

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4.46 avg rating — 1,334,221 ratings
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29

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3.66 avg rating — 2,045 ratings
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30

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3.95 avg rating — 157 ratings
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31

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3.55 avg rating — 11,923 ratings
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32

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3.85 avg rating — 51,490 ratings
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33

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3.69 avg rating — 13,822 ratings
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34

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3.46 avg rating — 24,808 ratings
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34

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3.92 avg rating — 3,800 ratings
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36

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3.52 avg rating — 2,671 ratings
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37

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3.88 avg rating — 2,015 ratings
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38

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3.68 avg rating — 33,031 ratings
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39

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3.73 avg rating — 195,885 ratings
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40

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3.60 avg rating — 84,479 ratings
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41

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3.80 avg rating — 2,520 ratings
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42

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4.05 avg rating — 78,910 ratings
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43

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3.70 avg rating — 8,877 ratings
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44

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4.09 avg rating — 32 ratings
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44

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3.30 avg rating — 17,730 ratings
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46

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3.58 avg rating — 34,075 ratings
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47

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3.31 avg rating — 1,614 ratings
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48

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3.78 avg rating — 19,816 ratings
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49

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3.20 avg rating — 26,280 ratings
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50

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4.13 avg rating — 1,674 ratings
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51

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3.02 avg rating — 5,699 ratings
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52

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4.04 avg rating — 1,322 ratings
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52

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3.58 avg rating — 12,846 ratings
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54

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3.99 avg rating — 277 ratings
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54

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3.84 avg rating — 17,970 ratings
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54

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3.91 avg rating — 13,138 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 1,140 ratings
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58

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3.73 avg rating — 78,096 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 7,187 ratings
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3.29 avg rating — 2,596 ratings
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61

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3.80 avg rating — 4,794 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 2,360 ratings
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63

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3.84 avg rating — 12,372 ratings
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63

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3.72 avg rating — 8,838 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 40,248 ratings
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66

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3.53 avg rating — 309 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 1,162 ratings
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68

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3.71 avg rating — 1,931 ratings
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68

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3.93 avg rating — 456 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 18,850 ratings
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68

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4.35 avg rating — 85,496 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 2,748 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 1,147 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 1,057 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 18,958 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 1,334,221 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 2,538 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 6,907 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 454 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 33,031 ratings
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81

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3.82 avg rating — 2,904 ratings
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81

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3.24 avg rating — 1,383 ratings
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81

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3.62 avg rating — 875 ratings
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81

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3.76 avg rating — 1,271 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 16,357 ratings
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86

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3.24 avg rating — 245 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 8,269 ratings
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86

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3.33 avg rating — 960 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 7,859 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 44 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 7,196 ratings
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92

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4.32 avg rating — 37 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 149 ratings
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93 books · 232 voters · list created July 21st, 2018 by deleted user.
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Bretnie 807 books
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C 1692 books
33 friends
Donna 3444 books
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Claire 5788 books
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Elizabeth 416 books
300 friends
Nadine 3393 books
181 friends
Janet 1614 books
188 friends
judy-b. 457 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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