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Best Books of 2019 – and Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2020

As 2019 wraps up you’ll see a lot of “best of” lists, especially for books. Publishers, authors, stores and more will all tell you what books you should have read in 2019. But this best books of 2019 list is the only one you will need because it’s full of books recommended (some again and again) by Prime Women. We asked friends, colleagues and the women of the Prime Women Facebook group what the best books of 2019 were, and here are the top 5 picks.

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The Best Books of 2019 According to Prime Women

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Alicia Berenson kills her husband, and afterward will not utter a word. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist determined to help her.

Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

L.A. girl Daisy has the voice, and Billy Dunne and his band have the sound. The record label puts them together and history is made.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright leaves England for Kentucky when she marries, and fate finds her fulfilling her destiny as one of the three Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky, part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Zachary Ezra Rawlins stumbles upon a book that belongs to an underground world in trouble, and he is swept up into trying to save the book, the world, and himself.

Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly

The friendship of three women spans the first World War, from Paris to St. Petersburg to Long Island.

Other popular books from 2019:

And lots of readers named these as their top reads of 2019, even though they “were so last year” and were released in 2018, or earlier:

What We’re Looking Forward to in 2020

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Bestselling author Isabel Allende delivers a new novel about an unlikely couple who escape to Chile after the Spanish Civil War. Rose is pregnant and recently widowed. Victor is her husband’s brother. Together they must forge a new life together, but dream of the day they can return home.

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett

The long-awaited prequel to Pillars of the Earth will be released in September 2020. It begins at the end of the dark ages and intertwines stories of a noblewoman, a shipbuilder, and a monk.

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd’s April 2020 novel centers around the life of a woman named Ana, the wife of Jesus. Monk Kidd’s other novels involved pain-staking historical research, and the media around this book promises that this novel will be an accurate, humane portrayal of Jesus the man.

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel by Cho Nam-Joo

Kim Jiyoung has a doting husband, a child, and a nice home in Seoul, but one day she starts impersonating the women around her. She turns to a doctor for help, but can anyone help her?

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