Your summer reading list just got that much longer! Amazon recently announced its best book picks for 2019—so far.

So how does Amazon pick the best of the best? The online giant’s editorial team pages through the year’s newest picks, selecting their faves. The Best Books of the Year So Far list features the Top 20 books published between January and June 2019.

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Sarah Gelman, Editorial Director, Amazon Books, said in a press statement, “We’ve read so many great books this year—a heart-wrenching memoir of loss, an intoxicating novel of a ’70s rock band, a psychological thriller worthy of Agatha Christie comparisons and so much more.” Gelman also announced Amazon’s number one pick, saying, ”

But one book stood out for us, Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls. It has so many elements that make reading fun – the sparkle of youth, indiscretions, sassy characters, and freedom in a city that doesn’t sleep—perfect summer reading in our book.”

The other top choices include: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides; Once More We Saw Stars: A Memoir by Jayson Greene; Mrs. Everything: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner; The Night Tiger: A Novel by Yangsze Choo; Daisy Jones & The Six: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid; Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane; The Unwinding of the Miracle: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Everything That Comes After by Julie Yip-Williams; Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl and Cari Mora: A Novel by Thomas Harris.

Along with the top picks for adults, Amazon also rated The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart as the best book of the year, so far, for kids!

—Erica Loop



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