Our Favorite Books, 2019 Edition, on The Point

This morning on The Point with Mindy Todd on WCAI we talked about a few of our favorite books that were published in 2019. We had a special NPR guest star join us this morning, Petra Mayer, editor at NPR Books! What a treat! Jill Erickson, reference librarian at FPL and Vicky Titcomb of Titcomb Books were also in the studio talking about their favorite books of the year. Miss the show? You can listen online!  And if you have a favorite book that was published in 2019 leave us a comment and we’ll add it to our list.

Mindy’s Pick

Fall and Rise: the story of 9/11 by Mitchell Zuckoff

Petra’s Picks

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Gods of Shade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
One Day: the extraordinary story of an ordinary 24 hours in America by Gene Weingarten
Any Old Diamonds by KJ Charles
Mudlark: in search of London’s past along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem
Midnight in Chernobyl: the untold story of the world’s greatest nuclear disaster by Adam Higginbotham

Vicky’s Picks

Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead 
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
This land is their land : the Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the troubled history of Thanksgiving by David J. Silverman
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west by David McCullough
Shouting at the Rain by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Line Tender by Kate Allen

Jill’s Picks

Bibliostyle: how we live at home with books by Nina Freudenberger
Say Say Say by Lila Savage
The Binding by Bridget Collins
Born to be Posthumous: the eccentric life and mysterious genius of Edward Gorey by Mark Dery
Figuring by Maria Popova
Spring by Ali Smith
River by Elisha Cooper
Small in the City by Sydney Smith

Listener Picks

Charlotte Bronte Before Jane Eyre by Glynnis Fawkes

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