2019 has come to an end, marking the end of an era as we usher in a new decade. In this article, we rewind the year and see what books were the talk of the town and became best-selling titles of last year. '
Here is our list of 10 Best Selling Books of 2019 :
The Testaments is the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s widely acclaimed dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale which came out in 1985. The novel is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s in the Republic of Gilead. The Testaments was on Amazon’s list of best-selling books for 2019 and was the winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize. The novel was also voted one of the best books of 2019 for Goodreads Choice Awards 2019.
One of the key highlights of 2019 and a turning point in Donald Trump’s presidency was the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in 2016 US Elections. The findings of the Mueller report were eagerly anticipated all year and Washington Post published the findings with their exclusive analysis on the key documents, individuals and events related to the inquiry. The Mueller Report by Washington Post was #50 on Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2019.
Becoming is the title of memoirs of the former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama. In her deeply personal autobiography, she chronicles the experiences and events that shaped her life and talks about her roots, finding her voice, her time as the first lady, her accomplishments, her campaigns for public health and her role as a wife and a mother.
Erin Morgenstern rose to fame with her 2011 fantasy novel The Night Circus. Her second novel The Starless Sea (published November 2018) is an enigmatic love story set in a secret underground world filled with pirates, ships, painters, lovers and lots of mystery.
Rachel Hollis first found recognition and fame with her first self-help book Girl, Wash Your Face which was published in 2018 and promoted female self-reliance. With her follow-up book Girl, Stop Apologizing she is back with her mission to show women how to live to their full potential and how to stop living in fear of being judged. Girl, Stop Apologizing was # 11 on Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2019.
Educated is the memoir of Tara Westover, an American essayist and historian who grew up living a survivalist lifestyle with no formal education, first setting foot in a classroom at the age of 17. The book is a coming-of-age story that deals with her struggle to educate herself and her self-invention. Educated debuted #2 on New York Times bestseller non-fiction list and was ranked # 3 on Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2019.
You are a Badass is a best-selling self-help book by American writer, speaker, and world-traveling success coach Jen Sincero. You are a Badass has inspired millions of people to make serious changes and overcome doubts, self-sabotaging beliefs, and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want. The book earned a spot of New York Times best-selling self-help books for 2019 and debuted #42 on Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2019.
Set in the year 2079, this is an engrossing and intimate story about family and the complex nature of love. The Last Romantics is an elegantly written novel that deals with love, relationships, duties, loss, and shows us how we can lose, and sometimes rescue, the ones we love.
Set in the swamps of Southern North Carolina in the 1950s and 1960s, this novel is a poignant coming-of-age story and a tale of a possible murder. Where the Crawdads Sing debuted #1 on New York Times Fiction Best Sellers for 2019 and #1 on Amazon’s list of best-selling books of 2019. The novel explores motifs of overcoming adversity, freedom, and racial and social prejudice that are equally relevant in today’s day and age.
Lysa TerKeurst deals with the complex topic of disappointment in her book It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. The author argues that disappointment is something universal that we all feel but is a feeling very few of us know how to channel, process or deal with effectively. The book explores how we can live a joyful and abundant life even though life seldom lives up to our expectations and hopes and we often go through disillusioning and heart-shattering disappointments.