Top 10 of 2019

1. Bel Canto by Ann Patchet

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This book gave me ALL of the feels. I connected with it on such a deep emotional level. Bonus points for the love of music that permeated the novel.

2. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

A fantastic end to a beautiful, atmospheric historical fantasy series.

3. Slayer by Kiersten White


A fun trip back into the Buffy-verse that had me turning pages like wildfire! Great for new fans and old fans alike.

4. The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The utterly bizarre and fascinating true crime story of the young man who stole a fortune’s worth of dead birds to tie fish-hooks. Maybe my favorite non-fiction ever.

5. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This lyrically written, bitter-sweet novel about an African American family’s trials through wrongful incarceration is sure to leave you feeling moved.

6. Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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The absolutely shocking tale of how Elizabeth Holmes hoodwinked everyone into believing she had medical technology that worked and how she was exposed. Totally bonkers!

7. An Ocean Of Minutes by Thea Lim

This was a beautifully written dystopia about a post-pandemic future run on corporation-sponsored indentured servitude.

8. When You Read This by Mary Adkins

A bittersweet, thoughtful novel about normal people living normal lives just sitting around and talking. My kind of chick lit!

9. One for the Money by Janet Evanovich

Sort of dated, but a fun, exciting mystery full of New Jersey flavor.

10. Whiskey When We’re Dry by John Larison

An authentic, lush LGBTQ western. The Wild West has never seemed so real to me.

Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018