Best Books of 2019

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Every year, we will try to compile a list of the best books of the year. On one hand, we have great passion for helping readers find terrific books for reading. On the other hand, we firmly believe the great value of reading can bring to our life. However, so many books, so little time. With this in mind, it’s our top priority to pick the best of the best books of 2019 which absolutely worth your reading.

Top 10 picks for the best books of 2019

There's one thing in common regarding these top 10 books of 2019, which is that as soon as they come out, they become an instant New York bestseller. Below are the top 10 picks for the best books of the year.

1. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

City of Girls is a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, which wants to tell us that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. The author Elizabeth Gilbert is also the number one bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other international bestselling books.

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2. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything is named as a Best Book of Summer by Entertainment Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, etc. It explores two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places in a rapidly evolving world. This book offers answers to the question: How should a woman be in the world?

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3. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes is a domestic novel about two children from two aren't that close neighboring families develop a relationship. Through the description of their tragedy spanning four decades, their daily intimacies of marriage, it reveals the power of forgiveness.

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4. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

Angie Kim's Miracle Creek is a contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on her own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a child with special needs. It uncovers deeply moving story about parents and the lengths they will go for their children, even when all hope seems lost.

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5. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger is a historical novel about a dance-hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers, set in 1930s Malaysia. The story pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love.

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6. The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. This book is a mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy.

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7. Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene

Once More We Saw Stars is a heartbreaking memoir from Jayson Greene, a music editor at Pitchfork. In this book, he shares the tragedy story that he and his wife lost their two-year-old daughter Greta in a horrifying accident. It is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation which will change the way you look at the world.

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8. Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane

Underland is an exploration of the Earth’s underworlds as they exist in myth, literature, memory, and the land itself. The whole story is a journey into wonder, loss, fear, and hope. It’s a book that offers a new perspective on the human impact on our planet

underland a deep time journey

9. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is revolutionary in its candor, offering a deeply personal yet universal tour of our hearts and minds and providing the rarest of gifts: a boldly revealing portrait of what it means to be human, and a disarmingly funny and illuminating account of our own mysterious lives and our power to transform them.

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10. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The novel is narrated in an interview format with members of the 1970s rock band Daisy Jones & The Six, along with their loved ones and associates. The interviewer starts in the beginning and takes us on a journey to discover who these people were, both as a band and as individuals. It's a interesting novel about the rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup.

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10 Best Audible Books of 2019

What does it take to be the best Audible books of year? The best must be more than just a great piece of written work; it also must be an experience that is elevated by the audio performance, one that delights customers. The best tells a story that educates, entertains, and enlightens. Here we are so excited to honor these excellent works for you to discover them.

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    1. Talking to Strangers

      By: Malcolm Gladwell

      Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell

      Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins

      Release date: 09-10-19

      Ratings: 4.6 (16,804 reviews)

The #1 New York Times audio best-seller Talking to Strangers draws on real-life audio–including archival footage and clips from the author’s own interviews. It is all about what happens when we encounter people we don't know, why it often goes awry, and what it says about us. Through a series of puzzles, encounters and misunderstandings, from little-known stories to infamous legal cases, Gladwell takes us on a journey through the unexpected.

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    2. Girl, Stop Apologizing

      By: Rachel Hollis

      Narrated by: Rachel Hollis

      Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins

      Release date: 03-05-19

      Ratings: 4.7 (12,730 reviews)

Girl, Stop Apologizing is a Self-help book by Rachel Hollis. It follows her 2018 best-seller Girl, Wash Your Face which presents strategies for women to pursue their ambitions, build confidence and take hold of their life. In Girl, Stop Apologizing, Hollis identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

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    3. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

      By: Lori Gottlieb

      Narrated by: Brittany Pressley

      Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins

      Release date: 04-02-19

      Ratings: 4.7 (15,028 ratings)

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is not technically a self development title. It is, however, a deeply personal account of a therapist undergoing therapy herself. For those who has struggled to see the trees through the forest, I highly recommend this listen to you.

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    4. The Institute

      By: Stephen King

      Narrated by: Santino Fontana

      Length: 18 hrs and 59 mins

      Release date: 09-10-19

      Ratings: 4.6 (18,996 ratings)

From number one best-selling author Stephen King, The Institute is a thriller about a telekinetic kid who is kidnapped by a sinister organization. It depicts a dramatic story of good vs. evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win. By the way, the audiobook recording for The Institute is fantastic.

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    5. The Silent Patient

      By: Alex Michaelides

      Narrated by: Jack Hawkins, Louise Brealey

      Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins

      Release date: 02-05-19

      Ratings: 4.7 (12,730 reviews)

The Silent Patient is the instant #1 New York Times bestseller. It's a brilliant psychological thriller as well as psychological suspense. The brilliance is how the author takes us through numerous twists and turns as we follow the mystery of why and how this event occurred. Plus this program includes a bonus interview with the author.

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    6. The Testaments

      By: Margaret Atwood

      Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Mae Whitman, Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Tantoo Cardinal

      Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins

      Ratings: 4.8 (9,617 ratings)

      Release date: 09-10-19

The Testaments is a powerful modern masterpiece and a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (1985). With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

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    7. Take Control of Your Life

      By: Mel Robbins

      Narrated by: Mel Robbins

      Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins

      Release date: 02-07-19

      Ratings: 4.8 (10,355 ratings)

It is a book that’s going to teach you how to win the mental game by silencing fear. This book contains many real, recorded coaching sessions with insight and analysis, and you will find yourself resonating with the coaches' stories. The author talks about how identifying and conquering our fear is the only way to gain true control, and she provides tangible ways in which to do that.

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    8. My Lost Family

      By: Danny Ben-Moshe, Dasha Lisitsina

      Narrated by: Danny Ben-Moshe

      Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins

      Ratings: 4.3 (11,713 ratings)

      Release date: 10-03-19

This audiobook was a monthly selection from Audible Originals. The author Danny sets out to find the truth but comes to the conclusion that the truth can be elusive. It seems that every family has a story and a secret. While dealing with serious issues, the story is also full of wit, quirkiness, and laughter.

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    9. Permanent Record

      By: Edward Snowden

      Narrated by: Holter Graham

      Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins

      Ratings: 4.8 (4,712 ratings)

      Release date: 09-17-19

Permanent Record is an autobiography by Edward Snowden, who shocked the world when he revealed that the United States government was secretly pursuing the means to collect users' private information. The book describes his childhood as well as his tenure at the CIA and NSA and his motivations for the leaking of highly classified information in 2013.

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    10. Catch and Kill

      By: Ronan Farrow

      Narrated by: Ronan Farrow

      Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins

      Release date: 10-15-19

      Ratings: 4.8 (5,360 ratings)

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Ronan Farrow’s book, Catch and Kill, chronicles his investigation into Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and the sexual-harassment and assault rumors that surrounded them. The core of the book are the untold stories of wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.

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