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October 30, 2019

Online "Best of 2019" Book Lists

For the twelfth straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating daily.

Please feel free to e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online list I have missed.

Daily updates to the master list of online "best books of 2019" lists.

See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2019 music lists

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Online "Best of 2019" Book Lists:

10 Things To Tell You (best books)
100 Scope Notes (best children's books)
2 Women, So Many Books (favorite books)
24S (best books)
746 Books (favourite books)
9marks (best books for pastors)

The A.V. Club (favorite books)
ABA Journal (favorite books)
Abby Likes To Read (favorite books)
ABC News (best books)
aboutabook (favourite books)
Adam Rippon (favorite books)
Adelaide Review (essential books)
Adoption State of Mind (top books)
Adventures of Cometgrrl (best books)
The Advocate (favorite books)
AEI (best books)
Affable Ambitions (top audiobooks)
Afoma Umesi (best contemporary YA books)
Ahram Online (top books)
Air & Space (best aviation- and space-themed books for young readers)
Akala (top books)
Al Jazeera (best books from the Arab world)
Alameda Magazine (best East Bay books)
Ali Wong (favorite books)
Alliance of Independent Authors (favorite authors)
AllRecipes (cookbooks)
Almost Anthropology (favorite books)
Alta (contributors' favorite books)
AltPress (top music-related books)
Amazon (best biographies and memoirs)
Amazon (best books)
Amazon (best books for babies through age 2)
Amazon (best books for children ages 3-5)
Amazon (best books for children ages 6-8)
Amazon (best books for children ages 9-12)
Amazon (best business and leadership books)
Amazon (best children's books)
Amazon (best children's action and adventure books)
Amazon (best children's activity books)
Amazon (best children's African-American story books)
Amazon (best children's humor books)
Amazon (best children's nonfiction)
Amazon (best cooking, food, and wine books)
Amazon (best history books)
Amazon (best literature and fiction)
Amazon (best mysteries and thrillers)
Amazon (best nonfiction)
Amazon (best romance books)
Amazon (best science books)
Amazon (best science fiction and fantasy)
Amazon (best teen and young adult books)
Amazon (editors' gift picks)
The American Conservative (best books)
American Indians in Children's Literature (best books)
The American Interest (favorite books)
The American Scholar (best books)
The Ancient Gaming Noob (books)
Andrea Scher (best books)
Ani DiFranco (favorite books)
Anita Ojeda (favorite books)
Another Magazine (best photography books)
Antoni Porowski (favorite books)
Anxious Bench (favorite books)
The Ardent Biblio (top books)
As the Crowe Flies (and Reads!) (top books)
Ashes Books and Bobs (favorite books)
Astoria Bookshop (best books)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution (best Southern books)
Atlantic (best books)
Atlantic (best cookbooks)
The AU Review (best books)
Aurora Libraries (top books)
Austin Chronicle - Jay Trachtenberg (top books)
Austin Chronicle - Rosalind Faires (top fiction)
The Australian (best books)
Autostraddle (best queer books)

The Balance (best personal finance books)
The Balance (best start-up books)
The Balance Careers (best productivity books)
Baltimore Baseball (favorite baseball books)
Baltimore Magazine (favorite Baltimore books)
Barack Obama (favorite books)
Bay Area Reporter (best books)
BBC Culture (best books)
BBC Culture (best fashion and design books)
BBC History Magazine (historians' favorite books)
Barnes and Noble (best books)
The Beat (best comics)
BecSoBookish (favorite books)
Belfast Telegraph (best books by Northern Ireland writers)
Bell of Lost Souls (best wargame books)
Berkeleyside (editors' best books)
BermudaOnion's Weblog (favorite books)
Bernardine Evaristo (best books)
Best Classic Bands (best music books)
Bethany Nolan (books)
Betsy the Book Whisperer (top books)
A Better Country (top books)
Better Hawaii (best books)
Between Kingdoms (best books)
Between These Sheets (top books)
Beverly Public Library (staff picks)
Biblical Counseling Coalition (top Biblical counseling books)
Biblical Reasoning (favorite books)
Big Blue Circus (favorite books)
Bill Gates (favorite books)
BirchTree (favorite books)
The Birdbooker Report (best bird books)
Birth. Movies. Death. (nerdy books)
Bjorn the Stormborn (top books)
Black Girl Does Grad School (favorite books)
Black Goddess Reviews (best books)
Blinkist (nonfiction)
Bloomberg (best books)
Bloomberg (best nonfiction books for the curious and contrary)
The Bobsphere (favorite books)
Boing Boing (best books)
The Book Addict (favorite books)
Book by Book, Page by Page (best books)
Book Depository (best books)
Book Lover Kate (favorite books)
The Book Muse (best books)
The Book Nook (best books)
The Book Pilgrim (most notable books)
Book Riot (best books about mental illness)
Book Riot (award-winning Canadian prize-winning books)
Book Riot (best book covers)
Book Riot (best books)
Book Riot (best coffee table books)
Book Riot (best epigraphs)
Book Riot (books published in the UK)
Book Riot (books you might have missed)
Book Riot (favorite fiction)
Book Riot (must-read essay collections)
Book Riot (must-read picture books)
Book Riot (must-read works of innovative nonfiction)
Book Riot (witchy books)
Bookathon (favourite books)
BookBrowse (best books)
Booked Unicorn (favorite books)
Bookish (best books)
Bookish Luna (best books)
Booklist (best books)
Booklist (top #OwnVoices middle grade novels)
Booklist (top arts books)
Booklist (top arts for youth)
Booklist (top biographies)
Booklist (top biographies for youth)
Booklist (top book-group books)
Booklist (top cookbooks)
Booklist (top crafts & gardening books)
Booklists (top crime fiction audiobooks)
Booklists (top crime fiction for youth)
Booklist (top debut novels)
Booklist (top debut novels for youth)
Booklist (top debut novels on audio)
Booklist (top diverse fiction for youth)
Booklist (top diverse nonfiction)
Booklist (top diverse nonfiction for youth)
Booklist (top graphic novels)
Booklist (top graphic novels for teens)
Booklist (top graphic novels for youth)
Booklist (top health and wellness books)
Booklist (top historical fiction)
Booklist (top historical fiction for youth)
Booklist (top historical fiction on audio)
Booklist (top middle grade fiction on audio)
Booklist (top picture books about feelings)
Booklist (top project books for youth)
Booklist (top reference books)
Booklist (top romance debuts)
Booklist (top romance fiction)
Booklist (top romance fiction for youth)
Booklist (top science fiction, fantasy, and horror)
Booklist (best science fiction, fantasy, and horror for youth)
Booklist (top series nonfiction)
Booklist (top sports books)
Booklist (top women's fiction)
BookMarks (award-winning novels)
BookMarks (best book reviews)
BookMarks (best queer debuts)
BookMarks (best-reviewed essay collections)
BookMarks (best-reviewed graphic literature)
BookMarks (best-reviewed literature in translation)
BookMarks (best-reviewed memoir and biography)
BookMarks (best-reviewed mystery and crime books)
BookMarks (best-reviewed poetry books)
BookMarks (best-reviewed science fiction and fantasy)
BookMarks (best-reviewed short story collections)
BookPage (best books)
BookPage (best fiction)
BookPage (best lighthearted nonfiction)
BookPage (best middle grade books)
BookPage (best mystery books)
BookPage (best nonfiction books)
BookPage (best picture books)
BookPage (best romance)
BookPage (best science fiction and fantasy)
BookPage (best young adult books)
BookPeople (favorite kids books)
BookPeople (favorite teen books)
Books+Business (favorite books)
Books and Bao (best translated books)
Books Are Magic (books)
Books in Her Eyes (top books)
Books on the 7:47 (books)
Books, Pens, Jen (favourite books)
Bookslovereaders (favorite debut books)
Booktopia (bets book lists)
BookTrust (authors' and illustrators' best books)
The Bookworm Chronicles (top books)
Bookworm of Edwards (best books)
Boston Globe (best fiction)
Boston Globe (best nonfiction)
Boston Globe (best young adult fiction)
Boston Globe (best books of Boston booksellers)
Boston Globe (best cookbooks)
Boswell Book Company (top books)
Boxing Scene (best boxing books)
Brain Pickings (best books)
Brain Pickings (favorite children's books)
Breaching the Walls (top books)
Breathe, Hope, Books (top books)
Brightly (favorite books)
Brightly (most exciting middle grade books)
Brittle Paper (notable African books)
Brooklyn Based (best books)
Bruun's Blog (best books)
A Bubble of Books (top books)
Bustle (debut authors' favorite books)
The Buzz Magazines (best books)
BuzzFeed (best books)
BuzzFeed (books)
BuzzFeed (favorite cookbooks)
BuzzFeed (queer books you may have missed)

C. Doyle Hughes (best books)
Calvinist Batman (favorite books)
Camille Styles (best books)
Carl McColman (books for contemplatives)
Carly Simon (favorite books)
Carly the Prepster (best books)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (best books for babies)
The Casual Optimist (notable book covers)
Catholic Herald (best spiritual books)
Catholic News Agency (favorite books)
Catholic World Report (best books)
Cavman Considers (favorite books)
CBC (best book lists)
CBC (best Canadian picture books)
CBC (best Canadian YA and middle-grade books)
CBC (best Canadian fiction)
CBC (best Canadian nonfiction)
CBC Books (best international fiction)
CBC Books (science fiction and fantasy books)
Chai and Cha Cha (best books)
Channels TV (top Nigerian books)
Charlotte Alicia (top books)
Charlotte Magazine (best books by Charlotte authors)
Charlotte Mecklenberg Library (best books)
Chatelaine (best books)
Chelsea Handler (favorite books)
Chestnut Hill Local (favorite books)
Chicago Public Library (best adult books)
Chicago Public Library (best board books)
Chicago Public Library (best fiction for older readers)
Chicago Public Library (best fiction for younger readers)
Chicago Public Library (best informational books for older readers)
Chicago Public Library (best informational books for younger readers)
Chicago Public Library (best teen fiction)
Chicago Public Library (best teen graphic novels and manga)
Chicago Public Library (best teen nonfiction)
Chicago Public Library (best picture books)
Chicago Public Library (top books)
Chicago Review of Books (small press debut novels you might have missed)
Chicago Review of Books (small-press fantasy, scifi, and speculative books you may have missed)
Chicago Tribune (best books)
Chicago Tribune (best cookbooks)
Chicago Tribune (best fiction by women)
Chicago Tribune (books on the attention economy)
Chicago Tribune (memoirs)
Chicago Tribune (notable Chicago books)
Chicago Tribune - Christopher Borrelli (best books)
Chicago Tribune - John Warner (favorite books)
Chowhound (best books for bakers)
Chowhound (best books for coffee lovers)
Chowhound (best cookbooks for carnivores)
Chowhound (best cookbooks for coffee lovers)
Chowhound (best books for wine lovers)
Chowhound (best cookbooks for bakers)
Chowhound (best cookbooks for carnivores)
Chowhound (best books for wine lovers)
Christian Science Monitor (best children's books)
Christian Science Monitor (best cookbooks)
Christian Science Monitor (best fiction)
Christian Science Monitor (best nonfiction books)
Christchurch City Libraries (best book lists)
Church Times (readers' favourite books)
City of Asylum Bookstore (adult fiction)
City of Asylum Bookstore (adult nonfiction)
City of Asylum Bookstore (children's literature)
City of Asylum Bookstore (cookbooks)
City of Asylum Bookstore (poetry)
CJR the Brit (favorite books)
Clare Grist Taylor (best business books)
The Clarity (favorite psychology books)
Classic Blondes (best classic Hollywood books)
The Columbian (favorite books)
Comfort Reads (most surprising books)
Comic Book Revolution (top comic books)
Comic Frontline (best comic books)
Comics the Gathering (favorite books)
Commonweal (best books)
Companion Animal Psychology (animal lovers' favourite books)
Competitive Enterprise Institute (best books)
Conde Nast Traveler (favorite travel-inducing cookbooks)
The Conscious Cat (top cat books)
Cool Table (favorite books)
Costa Rica Fire (favorite books)
Counter-Currents Publishing (favorite books)
CounterPunch (best books)
Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library (best books)
Creative Cynchronicity (favorite books)
Crime Fiction Lover (top books)
CrimeReads (best action and military thrillers)
CrimeReads (best crime novels)
CrimeReads (best debut fiction)
CrimeReads (best espionage fiction)
CrimeReads (best international crime fiction)
CrimeReads (best noir fiction)
CrimeReads (best psychological thrillers)
CrimeReads (best traditional mysteries)
CrimeReads (best true crime books)
Crooked Timber (top books)
CSMCL (best books)
Culinary Backstreets (authors' favorite cookbooks)
The Curious Reader (Indian authors' favorite authors)

Daily Beast (best books)
Daily Hampshire Gazette (best books)
Daily Mail (best cookbooks)
Daily Mail (children's books)
Dallas Morning News (best books)
Dan Jones (top history books)
Dancing in Irreverence (best books)
Dandelion Chandelier (best art and coffee table books)
Dandelion Chandelier (best new cookbooks and food-related books)
Daniel Tutt (best books)
Dashhouse (best books)
Dav Pilkey (favorite books)
Dave Writes and Draws (favorite books)
David Baldacci (favorite books)
David W. Swanson (favorite books)
Dead Good (authors' favorite crime novels)
Dead Good (best crime audiobooks)
Debbie Macomber (favorite books)
Debjani's Thoughts (top books)
Debutiful (best debut novels)
Deep Dish (best books)
Delia Owens (favorite books)
Delighted Reader (top book characters)
Delish (best cookbooks)
Den of Geek (best comics)
Den of Geek (books for geeks)
Den of Geek (best books for geeks)
Den of Geek (favorite books)
Den of Geek UK (top books)
Dennis Cooper (favorite books)
Denver Public Library (favorite children's book lists)
Design News (best books for engineers and technologists)
Detroit Free Press (best books that will inspire and delight readers)
Detroit Free Press (best business books)
Detroit News (best decor and gardening books)
Develop To Deploy (best books)
Digital Camera World (best books on fashion photography)
Digital Camera World (best books on food photography)
Digital Camera World (best books on portrait photography)
Digital Camera World (best books on street photography)
Dipanshu Rawal (best books)
The Dirt (best books)
DMR Books (books)
Dog Eared Reads (books)
Double Skinny Macchiato (top books)
Downwind of Grace (best books)
Drew Scott's and Jonathan Scott (favorite books)
Drizzle & Hurricane Books (top YA books)
Duke University Press (best books)
Dusk Angel Reads (best books)

E! News (best books)
Earl Grey's Bookshelf (top books)
The Earthbound Report (books)
The Earthling's Handbook (best books)
East Hampton Star (best books)
Eat This, Not That! (cookbooks)
Edison Leader (children's books)
Edmonton Journal (favourite books)
The Educator's Playbook (best books for young readers)
Edwards Performance (best books)
Electric Literature (best fiction)
Electric Literature (best nonfiction)
Electric Literature (best poetry books)
Electric Literature (best short story collections)
Electric Literature (translated novels)
Elf Councillor (best middle-grade books)
Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop (best books)
Elizabeth Gilbert (favorite books)
ELLE (best books)
Elsbeth Magilton (favorite books)
Elton John (favorite books)
emaNate80 (favourite books)
Embrace Your Geekness (best Marvel comics)
EmCreates (top books)
EmilyKateReads (top WLW books)
Emily P. Freeman (top books)
EmmabBooks (top books)
Enchanted by Books (top books)
The English Garden (top garden books)
Entertainment Tonight (must-read celebrity books)
Entertainment Weekly (best books)
Entertainment Weekly (books)
Entertainment Weekly (best debut novels)
Entropy (best comics & graphic novels)
Entropy (best fiction books)
Entropy (best nonfiction books)
Entropy (best poetry collections)
Erin Morgenstern (favorite books)
Escaping in Paper (top books)
Esquire (best nonfiction books)
Essentially a Nerd (diverse children's book award winners)
Eva Chen (favorite books)
Evening Standard (best books for art lovers)
Evening Standard (best books)
Evening Standard (best cookbooks)
Evening Standard (best tech books)
Evening Standard (pop music memoirs)
Evolution of Style (best books)
Exclaim! (best music books)

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (best Alaska books)
Faith on the Farm (top books)
Falmouth Public Library (favorite books)
The Fandom (best books)
FanFest News (must-have books)
Fantastic Books and Where To Find Them (favourite books)
Fantasy Cafe (favorite books)
Fast Company (best climate books)
Fatherly (best children's books)
Fatherly (best self-help books for men)
Feather Factor (favorite books)
The Federalist (best books)
Fiction and Felines (favorite books)
A Fiction Feast (best books)
The Fiction of Relationships (favorite books)
Fiendfully Reading (favourite books)
Financial Review (top books)
Financial Times (best architecture and design books)
Financial Times (best art books)
Financial Times (best audiobooks)
Financial Times (best business books)
Financial Times (best children's books)
Financial Times (best classical music books)
Financial Times (best crime books)
Financial Times (best economics books)
Financial Times (best fiction)
Financial Times (best fiction in translation)
Financial Times (best film books)
Financial Times (best food and drink books)
Financial Times (best gardening books)
Financial Times (best health books)
Financial Times (best history books)
Financial Times (best literary non-fiction)
Financial Times (best photography books)
Financial Times (best picture books)
Financial Times (best poetry collections)
Financial Times (best politics books)
Financial Times (best pop music books)
Financial Times (best science books)
Financial Times (best science fiction)
Financial Times (best sport books)
Financial Times (best technology books)
Financial Times (best thrillers)
Financial Times (best travel books)
Financial Times (best young adult books)
Financial Times (critics' best books)
Financial Times (readers' best books)
Finding Delight (top books)
A Firm Grasp (best books)
First Things (books)
First Things - John Wilson (books)
Five Books (best biographies)
Five Books (best business books)
Five Books (best climate books)
Five Books (best cookbooks)
Five Books (best crime fiction)
Five Books (best economic books)
Five Books (best fiction)
Five Books (best fiction in translation)
Five Books (best fiction in translation)
Five Books (best history books)
Five Books (best history books)
Five Books (best kids' books)
Five Books (best kids' books)
Five Books (best math books)
Five Books (best memoirs)
Five Books (best nature books)
Five Books (best nonfiction books)
Five Weeks (best philosophy books)
Five Books (best poetry collections)
Five Books (best poetry books)
Five Books (best political books)
Five Books (best romance books)
Five Books (best science books)
Five Books (best science books)
Five Books (best science books for kids)
Five Books (notable books)
Five Books (best scifi books)
Five Books (best self-help books)
Five Books (best thrillers)
Flea (favorite books)
Fodor's Travel (travel books)
Folio (best books for print people)
Food52 (best cookbooks)
Fooshya (finest books about meals)
For Puck's Sake (favorite witchy books)
Forbes (best art and fashion books)
Forbes (best books about higher education)
Forbes (best books for armchair travelers)
Forbes (best books for aspiring leaders)
Forbes (best fitness and nutrition books)
Forbes (books for wine lovers, foodies, and travelers)
Forbes (mind-opening business books)
Forbes (must-read books)
Forbes (must-read brain books)
Forbes (must-read brain books)
Forbes (top books)
Forbes (top technology books)
Foreign Affairs (best books)
Foreign Policy (books)
Forge (best books on improving your life)
Fortune (best business books)
Fortune (best gift books)
FourFourTwo (best football books)
Fortune (favorite books)
Fox on a Shelf (best books)
Foyles (books)
Fran Rants (top books)
Frederick's Child (favorite books)
Fredericksburg Lance-Star (best books)
Fresh From The... (favorite books)
Frolic - Keira Soleore (best books)
From Cover to Cover (top books)
FSG (favorite books)
The Furnace (best books)

GameSpot (best comics and graphic novels)
Gardens Illustrated (best gardening books)
The Garnet Mine (best books)
GastroGays (best cookbooks and food books)
GearHungry (best books for entrepreneurs)
Geekly Inc. (best books)
GeekWire (science books)
Geographical (best books)
Gizmodo AU (best science fiction and fantasy novels)
Glitter Guide (best books)
Globe and Mail (books that shaped 2019)
Gloria Steinem (favorite books)
Good Food (top cookbooks)
Good Housekeeping (best books)
Good Housekeeping (best books)
The Good Men Project (best books)
Good Morning America (anchors' favorite books)
Goodreads (best debut novels)
Goodreads (best fantasy)
Goodreads (best fiction)
Goodreads (best food and cookbooks)
Goodreads (best graphic novels and comics)
Goodreads (best historical fiction)
Goodreads (best history and biography)
Goodreads (best horror)
Goodreads (best humor)
Goodreads (best memoir and autobiography)
Goodreads (best middle grade and children's books)
Goodreads (best mystery and thriller books)
Goodreads (best nonfiction)
Goodreads (best picture books)
Goodreads (best poetry)
Goodreads (best romance)
Goodreads (best science and technology books)
Goodreads (best science fiction)
Goodreads (best young adult fiction)
Gosh Comics (best comics for adults and kids)
The Gospel Coalition - Jared C. Wilson (top books)
The Gospel Coalition - Kevin DeYoung (top books)
Gourmet Traveller (to cookbooks)
GQ (best books)
GQ Australia (best books)
Grace With Books (favorite books)
GradBlogger (top books)
Greater Good (best books for educators)
Greater Good (favorite parenting books)
Greater Good (most inspiring novels and memoirs)
Grit Daily (scariest books)
The Growth Equation (top books for performance and wellbeing)
Grub Street (top books)
Guardian (authors' favorite books)
Guardian (best biography and memoirs)
Guardian (best celebrity memoirs)
Guardian (best children's books)
Guardian (best comics and graphic novels)
Guardian (best cookbooks and food writing)
Guardian (best crime books and thrillers)
Guardian (best fiction)
Guardian (best food books)
Guardian (top photography books)
Guardian (best poetry collections)
Guardian (best politics books)
Guardian (best science fiction and fantasy)
Guardian (best science, nature, and ideas books)
Guardian (best sports books)

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also at Largehearted Boy:

Online "Best Books of 2018" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2017" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2016" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2015" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2014" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2013" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2012" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2011" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2010" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2009" Lists
Online "Best Books of 2008" Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Online Book Lists

2019 Year-End Online Music Lists
2018 Year-End Online Music Lists
2017 Year-End Online Music Lists
2016 Year-End Online Music Lists
2015 Year-End Online Music Lists
2014 Year-End Online Music Lists
2013 Year-End Online Music Lists
2012 Year-End Online Music Lists
2011 Year-End Online Music Lists
2010 Year-End Online Music Lists
2009 Year-End Online Music Lists
2008 Year-End Online Music Lists
2007 Year-End Online Music Lists
2006 Year-End Online Music Lists
Best of the Decade (2000-2009) Music Lists

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
musician/author interviews