News, VOLUME 12

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2019!

Publishers Weekly just unveiled their list of the Best Books of 2019.

 
Although its a bit absurd to roll out a best books list IN OCTOBER(!!!), there are many good books on this list and if you love books, it will be worthwhile to send a few minutes browsing their full list.


Here are a few excellent books from their list that we’ve enjoyed this year and covered either online or in print… (ordered by the sections of the original PW list)
 
 

Top 10:

Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

James Poniewozik

 
*** LISTEN to an NPR interview with the author
 

The Nickel Boys: A Novel

Colson Whitehead

 
*** LISTEN to an NPR review of this novel
 
 

Religion:

On the Road with Saint Augustine: A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts

James K.A. Smith

 
*** WATCH the trailer video for this book 
 

Love Thy Neighbor: A Muslim Doctor’s Struggle for Home in Rural America

Ayaz Virji

 
*** LISTEN to an NPR interview with the author.
 
 

Fiction:

An Orchestra of Minorities: A Novel

Chigozie Obioma

 
Reviewed in our Lent 2019 magazine issue
 

Women Talking: A Novel

Miriam Toews

 
Reviewed in our Eastertide 2019 magazine issue
*** LISTEN to an NPR interview with author
 
 

NonFiction:

How to Be an Antiracist

Ibram X. Kendi

 
*** LISTEN to an NPR interview with author
 

Underland: A Deep Time Journey

Robert Macfarlane

 
Reviewed in our Fall 2019 magazine issue
 
 

[ BROWSE THE FULL P.W. LIST ]

 
 





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