Tuesday, December 03, 2019

2019 was another amazing year for books! So many must-reads were published this year that it was impossible to keep up with all of them, but here at BiblioTech we would like to recommend some of our favorite 2019 books. In no particular order, they are as follows:

  • American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan. This must-read true crime novel will keep you on the edge of your seat and frighten you in a way you never thought you could be. 
  • Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro. What would you do if you found out that your father was not actually your biological father? This book is a book about secrets—secrets within families, kept out of shame or self-protectiveness; secrets we keep from one another in the name of love.
  • The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan. This YA book features an LGBTQ lead, and also showcases South Asian culture. It is an extremely well-written and very compelling read.
  • Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This is a fun book written in an engaging, interview style. It tells the story of a fictional rock and roll band who made good during the 1970s.
  • When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton. This historical fiction book is a compelling story featuring a remarkable female character. After losing everything during the Cuban Revolution, Beatriz Perez resolves to live life to the fullest, no matter what.
  • Someone We Know by Shari Lapena. In a quiet, leafy suburb in upstate New York, a teenager has been sneaking into houses--and into the owners' computers as well--learning their secrets and maybe sharing some of them, too. In this neighborhood, it's not just the husbands and wives who play games. Here, everyone in the family has something to hide. 
  • Serving the Servant: Remembering Kurt Cobain by Danny Goldberg. Drawing on Goldberg's own memories of Kurt, files that previously have not been made public, and interviews with, among others, Kurt's close family, friends, and former bandmates, this book sheds an entirely new light on the years 1990-1994. 
  • Normal People: A Novel by Sally Rooney. This novel follows two high school teens who forge a connection during their senior year in high school. They continue to be drawn to each other in college as well. This premise isn't new, but Rooney makes it stand out with her astute observations of the dynamics of young love. 

We hope that you enjoy our recommendations. They were carefully considered by our awesome staff, so hop on over to cloudLibrary and check these excellent reads out. For other Best of 2019 book recommendations, check these reads out:

Finish this year off strong by reading any of these amazing book recommendations. We sincerely hope that 2019 was a great reading year for you, and we hope that our library provided you with excellent books that you looked forward to reading. We can assure you that these book recommendations will not disappoint. Trust us, we're professionals. Happy reading!