The 104 Best Books of 2019 So Far

  1. 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak‘10
  2. A Fabulous Creation by David Hepworth‘A
  3. A History of the Bible by Dr John Barton‘A
  4. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes‘A
  5. Afropean by Johny Pitts‘Afropean
  6. Akin by Emma Donoghue‘Akin
  7. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks‘An
  8. An Impeccable Spy by Owen Matthews‘An
  9. Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan‘Asha
  10. Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson‘Before
  11. Berkmann’s Cricketing Miscellany by Marcus Berkmann‘Berkmann's
  12. Big Sky by Kate Atkinson‘Big
  13. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James‘Black
  14. Crooked Kingdom: Collector’s Edition by Leigh Bardugo‘Crooked
  15. Crusaders by Dan Jones‘Crusaders
  16. Death Is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa‘Death
  17. Discipline by Jane Yeh‘Discipline
  18. Dishoom by Shamil Thakrar‘Dishoom
  19. Don’t Look Back In Anger by Daniel Rachel‘Don't
  20. Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard‘Fierce
  21. Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-akner‘Fleishman
  22. Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi‘Gingerbread
  23. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo‘Girl,
  24. Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger‘Girls
  25. How To by Randall Munroe‘How
  26. How Was It For You? by Virginia Nicholson‘How
  27. I Never Said I Loved You by Rhik Samadder‘I
  28. If All the World and Love Were Young by Stephen Sexton‘If
  29. Inland by Tea Obreht‘Inland
  30. Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez‘Invisible
  31. Islamic Empires by Justin Marozzi‘Islamic
  32. Kick the Moon by Muhammad Khan‘Kick
  33. King of the World by Philip Mansel‘King
  34. Lanny by Max Porter‘Lanny
  35. Lost Dog by Kate Spicer‘Lost
  36. Magical Negro by Morgan Parker‘Magical
  37. Maid by Stephanie Land‘Maid
  38. Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison‘Mouth
  39. Mrs Escobar by Victoria Eugenia Henao‘Mrs
  40. My Name Is Why by Lemn Sissay‘My
  41. O Positive by Joe Dunthorne‘O
  42. On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming‘On
  43. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas‘On
  44. Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene‘Once
  45. Origins by Lewis Dartnell‘Origins
  46. Our Man by George Packer‘Our
  47. Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams‘Queenie
  48. Quichotte by Salman Rushdie‘Quichotte
  49. Shadowplay by Joseph O”Connor‘Shadowplay
  50. Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy‘Some
  51. Spring by Ali Smith‘Spring
  52. Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls‘Sweet
  53. The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths‘The
  54. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff‘The
  55. The Care And Feeding Of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray‘The
  56. The Carer by Deborah Moggach‘The
  57. The Collected Schizophrenias by Esme Weijun Wang‘The
  58. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins‘The
  59. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal‘The
  60. The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith‘The
  61. The Five by Hallie Rubenhold‘The
  62. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez‘The
  63. The Gendered Brain by Gina Rippon‘The
  64. The Heartland by Nathan Filer‘The
  65. The Heavens by Sandra Newman‘The
  66. The Last Leonardo by Ben Lewis‘The
  67. The Making of Poetry by‘The
  68. The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy‘The
  69. The Man With No Face by Peter May‘The
  70. The Moon by Oliver Morton‘The
  71. The New Me by Halle Butler‘The
  72. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead‘The
  73. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo‘The
  74. The Nocturnal Brain by DR GUY LESCHZINER‘The
  75. The Photographer at Sixteen by George Szirtes‘The
  76. The Porpoise by Mark Haddon‘The
  77. The Remarkable Life of the Skin by Monty Lyman‘The
  78. The Second Sleep by Robert Harris‘The
  79. The Secret Lives of Planets by Paul Murdin‘The
  80. The Snakes by Sadie Jones‘The
  81. The Suspect by Fiona Barton‘The
  82. The Testaments by Margaret Atwood‘The
  83. The Truth Pixie Goes to School by Matt Haig‘The
  84. The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-wells‘The
  85. The Volunteer by Jack Fairweather‘The
  86. The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan‘The
  87. The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson‘The
  88. The Whisper Man by Alex North‘The
  89. The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams‘The
  90. The Wych Elm by Tana French‘The
  91. The Year I Didn’t Eat by Samuel Pollen‘The
  92. Then It Fell Apart by Moby‘Then
  93. This Poison Will Remain by Fred Vargas‘This
  94. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo‘Three
  95. Toffee by Sarah Crossan‘Toffee
  96. Tokyo Ueno Station by Yu Miri‘Tokyo
  97. Tunnel of Bones (City of Ghosts #2) by Victoria Schwab‘Tunnel
  98. Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna‘Two
  99. Underland by Robert Macfarlane‘Underland
  100. War Doctor by David Nott‘War
  101. What Dementia Teaches Us About Love by Nicci Gerrard‘What
  102. Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li‘Where
  103. Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas‘Winners
  104. You Know You Want This by Kristen Roupenian‘You

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