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The best books of 2019 (and the decade, and the century)



It's that time of the year, and several publications have come up with their own lists of the best books published in 2019. Some have attempted to wrap up the decade with lists of the best books of the 2010s, and a few have gone ahead and done a best of the 21st century (so far).


Variety


Five Books



NPR



The New York Times



The New Yorker



Book Riot



The Guardian



The Independent


#1 Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
#10 H is for Hawk (Helen Macdonald)
#23 The Idiot (Elif Batuman)


Essence


#1 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
#4 Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
#10 Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)

TIME


Includes:
-Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
- My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
- Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)


Japan Times


Includes:
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up (Marie Kondo)
- People Who Eat Darkness (Richard Lloyd Parry)
- Ms Ice Sandwich (Mieko Kawakami)


Lit Hub


Includes:
- A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
- The Overstory (Richard Powers)
- Milkman (Anna Burns)


EW


#1 A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
#3 Exit West (Mohsin Hamid)
#9 A Brief History of Seven Killings (Marlon James)


The Guardian


#1 Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel)
#3 Secondhand Time (Svetlana Alexievitch)
#25 Normal People (Sally Rooney)


Vulture did a list like this in 2018


Includes:
- The Corrections (Jonathan Franzen)
- Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
- The Sellout (Paul Beatty)


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ONTD, what were your favourite books published this year/decade? And which of these lists do you think got it right?
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