Posted on 11/12/2019 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
With current weather conditions resembling the dead of winter more than late fall, it seems appropriate that Amazon is ready to wrap up 2019.
The editorial team has released its picks for the year’s best books, which you can browse by category.
But without further ado, the overall best book of 2019 in Amazon’s eyes is The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood, which the editorial team calls “well worth the wait.”
The top ten overall winners:
1. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood.
2. The Nickel Boys: A Novel, by Colson Whitehead.
3. Wild Game, by Adrienne Brodeur.
4. Quichotte: A Novel, by Salman Rushdie.
5. The Starless Sea, by Erin Morgenstern.
6. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, by Mike Isaac.
7. City of Girls: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gilbert.
8. They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott, and Harmony Becker.
9. The Silent Patient, by Alex Michaelides.
10. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb.
And though it wasn’t on the top ten list, Dear Sweet Pea, by Julie Murphy, earned the highest honors in the children’s category.
Amazon uses its best books of the month to guide the year-end voting, and while other reviewers (professionals and amateurs) do influence their decision, sales do not.
Previous winners of the best book of the year include Educated, by Tara Westwood; Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann; Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead; The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt; and Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng.
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