Best Books of 2019

New York Times Best Illustrated

Publishers Weekly Best Books

Top 10

  • From the Shadows by Juan Jose Millas, trans. Thomas Bunstead (Bellevue Literary Press)

Fiction

  • Black Forest by Valerie Mrejen, trans. Katie Shireen Assef (Deep Vellum Publishing)
  • Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann (Biblioasis)
  • From the Shadows by Juan Jose Millas, trans. Thomas Bunstead (Bellevue Literary Press)
  • Exposed by Jean-Philippe Blondel, trans. Alison Anderson (New Vessel Press)
  • Mars by Asja Bakic, trans. Jennifer Zoble (The Feminist Press at CUNY)

Nonfiction

Poetry

LitHub Best of the Decade

Novels

Editors’ Vote

Essays

Memoir

Poetry

Translated Novels

Kirkus Best of 2019

Historical Fiction

  • Murmur by Will Eaves (Bellevue Literary Press)

Fiction in Translation

  • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, trans. Sophie Hughes (Coffee House Press)
  • The Fragility of Bodies by Sergio Olguin, Miranda France (Bitter Lemon Press)
  • The Promise by Silvina Ocampo, trans. Suzanne Jill Levine and Jessica Powell (City Lights Publishers)
  • Night School by Zsófia Bán, trans. Jim Tucker (Open Letter)

Debut Fiction

  • The Remainder by Alia Trabucco Zerán, trans. Sophie Hughes (Coffee House Press)

Picture Books

  • Noodlephant by Jacob Kramer, illus. K-Fai Steele (Enchanted Lion Books)

AV Club Best of the Decade

Leslie Jamison’s Top 10

Patty Yumi Cottrell’s Top 10

Best Comics of the Decade

  • Smut Peddler (2012 Edition) edited by C. Spike Trotman, Johanna Draper Carlson, Trisha L. Sebastian (Iron Circus Comics)
  • You & A Bike & A Road by Eleanor Davis (Koyama Press)

Oprah

Best LGBTQ Books of 2019

Washington Post

Notable Works of Fiction

Library Journal

World Literature

Poetry

Thrillist

Best of 2019

Columbia Daily Tribune

Best of 2019 Poetry

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