Chicago Public Library Best of the Best: Adults2019

Given by Chicago Public Library

Other Names: Chicago Public Library Adults Best of the Best Books
100 Works 148,966 Books 6,730 Reviews ½ 4.0

"Each year, a team of CPL librarians evaluates the year’s new books and selects the best books for Chicago's adults."

All, Selection (1,179), Top Ten (90), Top 20 (20)
All, 2023 (329), 2022 (99), 2021 (99), 2020 (99), 2019 (100), 2018 (99), 2017 (101), 2016 (79), 2015 (62), 2014 (103), 2010 (1), 2008 (1), 2005 (2), 1998 (1)
November 2023: 2023 Recent

Selection 100

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib2019
Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson2019
All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg2019
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood2019
Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry2019
Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration by Emily Bazelon2019
Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner2019
Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur2019
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom2019
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson2019
The Great Pretender by Susannah Cahalan2019
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams2019
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep2019
Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha2019
Exhalation by Ted Chiang2019
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi2019
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo2019
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates2019
Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom2019
Recursion by Blake Crouch2019
BTTM FDRS by Ezra Claytan Daniels2019
Everything Inside: Stories by Edwidge Danticat2019
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn2019
Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis2019
Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore2019
How Rory Thorne Destroyed the Multiverse by K. Eason2019
Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann2019
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo2019
1919 by Eve L. Ewing2019
Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fajardo-Anstine2019
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow2019
Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger2019
Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg2019
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb2019
Curious Toys by Elizabeth Hand2019
Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert2019
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham2019
Full Throttle: Stories by Joe Hill2019
The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman2019
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Bette Howland2019
How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir by Saeed Jones2019
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor2019
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe2019
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi2019
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim2019
Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, and Gender in the Twentieth Century by Charles King2019
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley2019
An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz2019
The Other Americans by Laila Lalami2019
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner2019
The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin2019
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman2019
Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli2019
Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane2019
In the Dream House: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado2019
The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh2019
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch2019
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston2019
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller2019
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia2019
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern2019
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss2019
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir2019
I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution by Emily Nussbaum2019
An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma2019
How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell2019
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa2019
The Dutch House by Ann Patchett2019
Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez2019
The Need by Helen Phillips2019
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips2019
Figuring by Maria Popova2019
Lanny by Max Porter2019
The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott2019
Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid2019
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss by Margaret Renkl2019
Normal People by Sally Rooney2019
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold2019
We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin2019
Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell2019
The Old Drift: A Novel by Namwali Serpell2019
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon2019
The Deep by Rivers Solomon2019
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal2019
Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout2019
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo2019
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei2019
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk2019
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino2019
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer2019
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong2019
Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal2019
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells2019
The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware2019
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig2019
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead2019
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson2019
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson2019
Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson2019
The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams2019

Top Ten 10


2017(3,151) 2018(3,692) 2019(3,860) 2020(4,049) 2021(3,617) 2022(3,209) 21st century(3,522) adult(3,188) American literature(3,044) audio(3,833) audiobook(8,958) biography(5,540) book club(2,996) contemporary(2,953) crime(3,171) currently-reading(3,277) ebook(10,538) essays(2,973) family(5,599) fantasy(17,512) fiction(73,350) goodreads(4,190) historical(3,088) historical fiction(15,479) history(13,339) horror(4,223) Kindle(10,406) library(4,095) literary fiction(3,417) literature(4,387) memoir(9,210) mystery(9,674) non-fiction(31,379) novel(8,638) own(3,880) poetry(3,440) racism(3,309) read(11,764) romance(4,803) science(7,395) science fiction(13,616) short stories(2,984) signed(3,684) thriller(4,078) to-read(148,276) unread(4,162) usa(4,078) wwii(3,863) young adult(3,908)

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