Best Books of 2019

The best books published during 2019.

See best-of-year lists for other years:

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
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4.09 avg rating — 503,376 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 137,348 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 166,684 ratings
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4.51 avg rating — 39,178 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 108,305 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 43,820 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 45,695 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 63,681 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 208,001 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 114,257 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 71,180 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 154,625 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 70,804 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 40,388 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 63,204 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 205,355 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 46,968 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 103,778 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 122,554 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 114,078 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 51,532 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 52,650 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 121,776 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 57,087 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 41,724 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 124,792 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 23,432 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 69,545 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 2,216 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 63,963 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 103,191 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 108,932 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 787 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 88,238 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 38,732 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 17,430 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 61,335 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 31,861 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 68,649 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 32,093 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 44,621 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 28,369 ratings
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4.53 avg rating — 12,956 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 13,654 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 69,464 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 58,813 ratings
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4.41 avg rating — 21,326 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 67,113 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 106,002 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 24,653 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 34,682 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 28,680 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 32,842 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 26,247 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 66,675 ratings
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4.83 avg rating — 102 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 73,993 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 17,709 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 16,099 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 42,288 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 47,688 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 85,702 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 126,010 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 22,657 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 132,407 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 6,265 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 6,428 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 12,157 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 8,226 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 33,355 ratings
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4.66 avg rating — 968 ratings
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1,182 books · 1,903 voters · list created January 4th, 2019 by deleted user.
Tags: 2019, best
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Mark 733 books
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✰Neptune✰ 431 books
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Christina 217 books
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Jay 204 books
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Brianna 1938 books
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Devan 3402 books
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Gabriela 1812 books
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Quirky Squirrel 200 books
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message 1: by Donna (last edited Apr 12, 2019 01:19PM) (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 9 duplicates.
Whoops, and 2 more.


~☆~Autumn♥♥ Donna wrote: "The system found and removed 9 duplicates.
Whoops, and 2 more."


Keep up the good work!


message 3: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 1 duplicate. And thanks, Autumn.


message 4: by Loretta (new)

Loretta Martine Hey Kid with A.D.D.!


message 5: by Zaeris (new)

Zaeris Strange, I can't add some books that were published last month? Any idea why?


message 6: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 2 duplicates.


message 7: by Erica (last edited Nov 20, 2019 07:23PM) (new)

Erica Hey #258 is Fence Vol. 2 and it has a 2018 publication date. I added Fence Vol. 3, which does have a 2019 publication date.


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna Davis The system found and removed 3 duplicates.


message 9: by John (new)

John Burroughs Why when I try to add books that have been published in 2019 am I getting a message saying they weren't published this year?


message 10: by John (new)

John Burroughs Zaeris wrote: "Strange, I can't add some books that were published last month? Any idea why?"

I'm having the same issue.


message 11: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @Zaeris and John
Give me the title of just one novel and I'll try, see if that works 🙂

@John
The message you're getting sounds as if GR (or one of the superlibrarians?) messed up. Unless you're trying to add one of your own books? Because as I understand it, that no longer works (and righfully so).


message 12: by John (new)

John Burroughs It was a poetry book I was trying to add: So Marvelously Far by Nick Gardner


message 13: by Booklovinglady (last edited Nov 27, 2019 11:13PM) (new)

Booklovinglady @John
I can't add it either as I'm getting the same 'not published during this year' notice. I've sent GR a message asking them to fix this for this book, as well as other books published during this year.


message 14: by John (new)

John Burroughs Thank you, @Booklovinglady!


message 15: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady @John
Problem should be solved 🙂


message 16: by John (new)

John Burroughs Awesome! You're the best!


message 17: by Greg (new)

Greg PROUD to note I read not a single goodreads nominee for Best (of anything) nor a single book above. I just get burned by goodreads 'best' lists: they are an international joke, in general.


message 18: by Elle (new)

Elle I’m not exactly sure what qualifies as spam, but the book the currently at the top, Blossom in Winter, has randomly appeared in a few of these rankings seemingly out of nowhere. Everyone who’s voted for it has only voted for that one book and has very few friends & books shelved. Plus after the first couple of pages of 190+ ‘voters’, they stop having profile pictures or any friends at all. It looks like a sea of random girl names pulled from a baby book.

Like I said, I don’t know if this is considered spam, but if it’s not could a GR Librarian explain what is? Thanks!


message 19: by Booklovinglady (new)

Booklovinglady Elle wrote: "Like I said, I don’t know if this is considered spam, but if it’s not could a GR Librarian explain what is? Thanks!..."

It certainly looks like spam to me...


message 20: by Elle (new)

Elle Booklovinglady wrote: "It certainly looks like spam to me..."

Good to know, thanks! Does the creator of the list have to be the one to remove it?


message 21: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 17, 2019 12:22AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Elle wrote: "Good to know, thanks! Does the creator of the list have to be the one to remove it?"

The answer to your question is 'no'. And the creator of this list is, in any case, a deleted user. Any librarian can remove books (but I'm a bit loathe to, as this isn't my list...)


message 22: by Elle (new)

Elle Totally understand, maybe if someone else weighed in they’d be more comfortable doing so. The creator of the list is ‘deleted user’, so probably not going to be much pushback from them.

In a few weeks it’s not going to matter much more anyways. I just feel bad for poor Daisy, she was robbed!! Haha


message 23: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart There's also spam at #85, Never Go with Your Gut.

Multiple blank sock puppets have been very busy spamming this book everywhere.

I see Blossom in Winter is at #2. Normally I would ask the list creator if they want the books removed if there is no clear directive on what to do with spam, but in this case the creator is a "deleted user."

Is there any kind of consensus on what to do in this situation?


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