Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019

Soooooo I was gong to turn this list into a tag of “Which books have you read?” I took the time to format it pretty and I had to figure out how to continue the numbering after each picture. Then, by the time I got to the end I realized I. Haven’t. Read. A. Single. One. Of. These. Books.

I probably should have checked that before I formatted and copied the list, but since I already did all this work, I am still going to post it! I’m not going to make it into a tag, but feel free to steal the list! You can find the original list here.


  1. The Testaments by AtwoodMargaret Atwood
  2. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  3. Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me by Adrienne Brodeur
  4. Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
  1. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  2. Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber by Mike Isaac
  3. City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
  4. They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott
  1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
  2. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb
  3. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
  4. Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
  1. Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  2. The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
  3. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  4. I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer by Ahmet Altan and Yasemin Congar
  1. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  2. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  3. Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
  4. Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl by Jeannie Vanasco
  1. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl
  2. A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum
  3. Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene
  4. Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
  1. The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
  2. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  3. Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane
  4. The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams
  1. Grand Union: Stories by Zadie Smith
  2. Cari Mora by Thomas Harris
  3. Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
  4. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
  1. The River by Peter Heller
  2. The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
  3. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
  4. Formation: A Woman’s Memoir of Stepping Out of Line by Ryan Dostie
  1. Deep River by Karl Marlantes
  2. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead: by Olga Tokarczuk and Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  3. The Apology by Eve Ensler
  4. She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
  1. The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
  2. All This Could Be Yours by Jami Attenberg
  3. Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout
  4. Recursion by Blake Crouch
  1. The Last Pirate of New York: A Ghost Ship, a Killer, and the Birth of a Gangster Nation by Rich Cohen
  2. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
  3. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
  4. The Eighth Sister by Robert Dugoni
  1. The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier by Ian Urbina
  2. The Whisper Man by Alex North
  3. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  4. Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive by Stephanie Land and Barbara Ehrenreich
  1. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott
  2. The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  3. The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
  4. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  1. The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
  2. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  3. Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch
  4. In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch by John Zada
  1. The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth by Philip Pullman
  2. The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
  3. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
  4. Chances Are . . . by Richard Russo
  1. Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control by Stephen Kinzer
  2. Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
  3. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  4. The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
  1. Unfollow: A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church by Megan Phelps-Roper
  2. Running with Sherman: The Donkey with the Heart of a Hero by Christopher McDougall
  3. Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox
  4. Once More To The Rodeo by Calvin Hennick
  1. The Need by Helen Phillips
  2. No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
  3. An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
  4. The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin
  1. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
  2. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
  3. Sounds Like Titanic by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
  4. The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
  1. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
  2. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
  3. gods with a little g by Tupelo Hassman
  4. Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
  1. An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago by Alex Kotlowitz
  2. The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued Him, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America by Karen Abbott
  3. Free Lunch by Rex Ogle
  4. Lights All Night Long by Lydia Fitzpatrick
  1. Opioid, Indiana by Brian Allen Carr
  2. A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell
  3. Correspondents by Tim Murphy
  4. Find Me by André Aciman
  1. Blue Moon: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
  2. The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last by Azra Raza
  3. In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  4. Drive-Thru Dreams: A Journey Through the Heart of America’s Fast-Food Kingdom by Adam Chandler
  1. The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life by Mark Synnott
  2. User Friendly: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant
  3. Face It by Debbie Harry
  4. Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

Have you read any of these? Which ones were your favorite? If you haven’t read any, what is your favorite 2019 book? Lets chat!

39 thoughts on “Amazon’s Top 100 Books of 2019

  1. I have read 3,5 haha! I’m currently in the middle of ninth house, and have read Daisy jones, the priory and miracle creek! There sre some that I’m planning on reading this month though, like the winter of the witch and gideon the ninth!


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  2. I have read four. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden, and The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow were great. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon was too long, focused on the wrong plot points, and was overwritten.


  3. I have read three and that is only because I joined the Barnes and Noble Book Club in September. They only pick new books so that keeps me somewhat updated on the new releases. LOL


  4. Whew I’ve read a few of this… like 3 hahaha. I really liked Winter of the Witch but it’s a trilogy so you really have to start from The Bear and the Nightingale. Say Nothing was also a really powerful read – I didn’t know much Irish history so this was eye-opening

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  5. LOL – I haven’t read any of these, either! Several are on my TBR, though. Maybe that counts.

    I did enjoy some 2019 releases very much, though! Including Middlegame (Seanan McGuire), The Princess and the Fangirl (Ashley Poston), and Part-Time Gods (Rachel Aaron).

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  6. I have read two! The Starless Sea which I really liked and the Priory of the Orange Tree which I didn’t like that much. I have also started The Ninth House, which so far I am enjoying. But the rest, I don’t even recognize most of those titles. So I am kind of wondering what they are basing their list on sales or reviews?

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  7. I am a lover of lists, yet still always question them. Especially when so many book lovers and avid readers haven’t read many of them. That being said, I’m reading A Woman Is No Man, but haven’t read any of the others. Not to say that they aren’t wonderful books, but these things are so subjective. It doesn’t seem to be a very good mix of genres so I won’t let myself feel bad about missing so many “great” books in 2019. You did a great job putting this post together although it didn’t turn out as you had planned.

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    1. Haha I love lists too!!! And yea, I am not sure their criteria for this one. Its Amazon so I’m guessing it has to do something with sales? But who knows. I was surprised that I hadn’t read any and the person who has commented that has read the most was only at 10. But it was fun to make the post anyway 😀 Thanks!


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