Notable books of 2019

NY Times Notable books 2019

The New York Times put this list out of the best books of 2019. I have read several of them and have several on the TBR list. It’s a long list, but they are really good books.

The Age of Surveillance
Capitalism: The Fight
for a Human Future at
the New Frontier of Power

American SpyBy LAUREN WILKINSON

Antisocial: Online
Extremists, Techno-Utopians,
and the Hijacking of
American Conversation
By ANDREW MARANTZ

Audience of One: Donald
Trump, Television, and
the Fracturing of America
By JAMES PONIEWOZIK.

Bangkok Wakes to RainBy PITCHAYA SUDBANTHAD

BecomingBy MICHELLE OBAMA. 

The Beneficiary:
Fortune, Misfortune, and
the Story of My Father
By JANNY SCOTT

The Body in QuestionBy JILL CIMENT

Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story
of the Generic Drug Boom
By KATHERINE EBAN

The British Are Coming:
The War for America,
Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
By RICK ATKINSON. 

Cherokee, AmericaBy MARGARET VERBLE. 

The Club: Johnson,
Boswell, and the Friends
Who Shaped an Age
By LEO DAMROSCH. 

The Conservative SensibilityBy GEORGE F. WILL. 

The Crowded Hour:
Theodore Roosevelt, the
Rough Riders, and the Dawn
of the American Century
By CLAY RISEN. 

Deaf Republic: PoemsBy ILYA KAMINSKY. 

Disappearing EarthBy JULIA PHILLIPS.

Ducks, NewburyportBy LUCY ELLMANN. 

The Dutch HouseBy ANN PATCHETT

The Education of an
Idealist: A Memoir
By SAMANTHA POWER

Exhalation: StoriesBy TED CHIANG

Fall: Or, Dodge in HellBy NEAL STEPHENSON.

Fleishman Is in TroubleBy TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER.

Full Throttle: StoriesBy JOE HILL

Furious Hours: Murder,
Fraud, and the Last
Trial of Harper Lee
By CASEY CEP

GirlBy EDNA O’BRIEN

The GodmotherBy HANNELORE CAYRE. Translated by
Stephanie Smee.

The Gone DeadBy CHANELLE BENZ

Good Talk: A Memoir
in Conversations
By MIRA JACOB

Grace Will Lead Us Home:
The Charleston Church
Massacre and the Hard,
Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness
By JENNIFER BERRY HAWES

The GrammariansBy CATHLEEN SCHINE

Grand Union: StoriesBy ZADIE SMITH. 

Growing Things:
And Other Stories
By PAUL TREMBLAY

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry,
Eugenics, and the Law That
Kept Two Generations of Jews,
Italians, and Other European
Immigrants Out of America
By DANIEL OKRENT. 

Guest House for
Young Widows: Among
the Women of ISIS
By AZADEH MOAVENI. 

The Heartbeat of Wounded
Knee: Native America
From 1890 to the Present
By DAVID TREUER. 

The HeavensBy SANDRA NEWMAN. 

HorizonBy BARRY LOPEZ

How to Be an AntiracistBy IBRAM X. KENDI

How We Fight For Our LivesBy SAEED JONES. 

If: The Untold Story of
Kipling’s American Years
By CHRISTOPHER BENFEY

The Impeachers: The Trial
of Andrew Johnson and
the Dream of a Just Nation
By BRENDA WINEAPPLE

In Byron’s Wake: The
Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s
Wife and Daughter: Annabella
Milbanke and Ada Lovelace
By MIRANDA SEYMOUR

In Hoffa’s Shadow: A
Stepfather, a Disappearance
in Detroit, and My
Search for the Truth
By JACK GOLDSMITH

The InstituteBy STEPHEN KING

Know My Name: A MemoirBy CHANEL MILLER

Kochland: The Secret History
of Koch Industries and
Corporate Power in America
By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD.

Last DayBy DOMENICA RUTA. 

The Last Whalers: Three
Years in the Far Pacific
With a Courageous Tribe
and a Vanishing Way of Life
By DOUG BOCK CLARK. 

The Lost Art of Scripture:
Rescuing the Sacred Texts
By KAREN ARMSTRONG. 

Lost Children ArchiveBy VALERIA LUISELLI. 

Lot: StoriesBy BRYAN WASHINGTON. 

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay
and a Mother’s Will to Survive
By STEPHANIE LAND. 

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal
Emotions and What They
Tell Us About Ourselves
By FRANS DE WAAL. 

Maggie Brown & OthersBy PETER ORNER. 

The Man Who Saw EverythingBy DEBORAH LEVY. 

Margaret Thatcher:
The Authorized Biography
— Herself Alone
By CHARLES MOORE. 

The Mastermind: Drugs.
Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
By EVAN RATLIFF. 

The Memory PoliceBy YOKO OGAWA. Translated by
Stephen Snyder.

Midnight in Chernobyl: The
Untold Story of the World’s
Greatest Nuclear Disaster
By ADAM HIGGINBOTHAM.
Mostly Dead ThingsBy KRISTEN ARNETT. 

Mrs. EverythingBy JENNIFER WEINER.

The NeedBy HELEN PHILLIPS. 

The Nickel BoysBy COLSON WHITEHEAD. 

Night Boat to TangierBy KEVIN BARRY. 

No Visible Bruises: What
We Don’t Know About
Domestic Violence Can Kill Us
By RACHEL LOUISE SNYDER. 

Normal PeopleBy SALLY ROONEY. 

Nothing to See HereBy KEVIN WILSON. 

Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeBy ANDREW MILLER. 

The Octopus Museum: PoemsBy BRENDA SHAUGHNESSY. 

The Old DriftBy NAMWALI SERPELL. 

Optic NerveBy MARÍA GAINZA. Translated by
Thomas Bunstead.

Our Man: Richard
Holbrooke and the End
of the American Century
By GEORGE PACKER. 

The ParisianBy ISABELLA HAMMAD. 

The Problem With
Everything: My Journey
Through the New Culture Wars
By MEGHAN DAUM. 

Rabbits for FoodBy BINNIE KIRSHENBAUM. 

Red at the BoneBy JACQUELINE WOODSON. 

The RevisionersBy MARGARET WILKERSON
SEXTON.
 

Rusty BrownBy CHRIS WARE. 

Say Nothing: A True
Story of Murder and
Memory in Northern Ireland
By PATRICK RADDEN KEEFE. 

Separate: The Story of
Plessy v. Ferguson, and
America’s Journey From
Slavery to Segregation
By STEVE LUXENBERG. 

The Shadow KingBy MAAZA MENGISTE. 

She Said: Breaking the
Sexual Harassment Story That
Helped Ignite a Movement
By JODI KANTOR AND MEGAN
TWOHEY.
 

She Was Like That:
New and Selected Stories
By KATE WALBERT. 

Solitary: Unbroken by
Four Decades in Solitary
Confinement. My Story of
Transformation and Hope.
By ALBERT WOODFOX WITH
LESLIE GEORGE.
 

SpringBy ALI SMITH. 

Stony the Road:
Reconstruction, White
Supremacy, and the
Rise of Jim Crow
By HENRY LOUIS GATES
JR..
 

The TestamentsBy MARGARET ATWOOD.

Thick: And Other EssaysBy TRESSIE MCMILLAN
COTTOM.
 

The Topeka SchoolBy BEN LERNER. 

The TraditionBy JERICHO BROWN. 

Trick Mirror: Reflections
on Self-Delusion
By JIA TOLENTINO. 

Underland: A
Deep Time Journey
By ROBERT MACFARLANE. 

The Uninhabitable Earth:
Life After Warming
By DAVID WALLACE-WELLS. 

The Unwinding of the Miracle:
A Memoir of Life, Death, and
Everything That Comes After
By JULIE YIP-WILLIAMS. 

The War Before the War:
Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle
for America’s Soul From the
Revolution to the Civil War
By ANDREW DELBANCO. 

WestsideBy W.M. AKERS. 

What You Have Heard
Is True: A Memoir of
Witness and Resistance
By CAROLYN FORCHÉ. 

Women TalkingBy MIRIAM TOEWS. 

Women’s Work: A Reckoning
With Work and Home
By MEGAN K. STACK.

The Yellow HouseBy SARAH M. BROOM. 

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