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In SoundPath, New York Pops violist Karen Olson reveals how to harness the energetic power of frequencies to reduce fear, guilt, shame, and anger and boost love, gratitude, serenity and joy. This sound vibration influences your physical health, your emotions, and your ability to create what you want in life. A CD that accompanies the book is also available
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
Overwhelmingly this year’s New Book Award Judge's Choice for Science & Technology, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? is also the unofficial winner of this year’s Most Alarming Book Title award. Author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers all those questions that we’re generally afraid to ask about death, decay, decomposition, and other depressing developments. With illustrations!
The Only Plane in the Sky
Garrett M. Graff, a magazine journalist and historianAn Oral History of 9/11
Scott Simon from NPR writes...
“Graff has woven a powerful, graphic narrative of how September 11 played out everywhere from the International Space Station to the inside of the collapsing World Trade Center towers. . . . I repeatedly cried. I could feel my pulse elevate. I often had to put it down after a dozen pages. But I think that’s the point of the book."
Author and activist Margaret Atwood wins a New Book Award this year for her long-anticipated sequel to the dystopian fiction classic The Handmaid’s Tale.
The book picks up the story 15 years after handmaid Offred’s ambiguous fate in the theocratic nation of Gilead and continues the saga’s dark contemporary resonance. In fact, Atwood’s stated inspiration for her new novel is direct: “The world we’ve been living in.”
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Fred Rogers is having a moment with a 2018 documentary film and a 2019 feature film starring Tom Hanks. Now comes A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, an illustrated treasury of all the classic songs from the TV show, re-imagined as poems for the shorter set. Funny, sweet, silly, and sincere, these poems and songs have an essential decency that will outlast us all.
Battle at Bogs Hollow
In this 24 page beautifully illustrated children's book, repeat New Book Awards winning author Sheri-Lynn Kenny describes "Life in Bogs Hollow" as quiet and peaceful.
There are many animals that live there, including best friends Freddy, Tommy, and Phinney. One morning, there are horrible noises announcing the arrival of big yellow monsters to the Hollow. All the animals leave, except Freddy, Tommy, and Phinney. They decide to take a stand to try and save their home.
Screenwriter and novelist Blake Crouch gets his first New Book Award with this inventive and ambitious story on technology, time travel, and the essential nature of memory. The book’s decidedly weird science is actually grounded in recent laboratory research, which lends an eerie temporal echo to the proceedings. Also, Crouch suggests an oddly compelling explanation for that phenomenon we call déjà vu.
This year’s New Book Award for Graphic Novels & Comics goes to author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning illustrator Faith Erin Hicks for their lovely collaboration, Pumpkin Heads. The world’s best pumpkin patch, it turns out, is located in Omaha, Nebraska. High school pals Deja and Josiah are planning their last season together. Autumn arrives! Besties unite! Adventure ensues!
Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free
Author Rachel Hollis wins her first New Book Award with this powerful collection of writings for women navigating the complexities of the 21st century. The book has generated its own momentum, and readers continue to praise its clear-eyed approach to improvement and empowerment. “I believe we can change the world,” Hollis says. “But first, we’ve got to stop living in fear"
Red, White & Royal Blue
Author Casey McQuiston puts a delightful new spin on genre conventions with her debut novel, this year’s winner in the Romance category. Alex Claremont-Diaz—First Son and unofficial White House ambassador—has a problem. That problem is Prince Henry, an uptight British royal and Alex’s counterpart from across the pond. The trouble is that Alex doesn’t like the prince. Until he does.
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Here are the best books published during 2019. Judges from different book stores and festivals reviewed hundreds of titles and based on finalist entries gave scores based on multiple factors, including the number of reviewers who voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.
For announcing the 2019 winners our team rounded up the top ten books of 2019 as chosen by these judges. We have also included links to other 2019 book lists.
As Oprah herself says in this month's issue of O Magazine: "If a year can be measured by the quantity of great reads it produced, 2019 is one for the books."
Here some other 'best of 2019' lists: