1. The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett, Riverhead Books

2. Anxious People, Fredrik Backman, Atria


3. Jack, Marilynne Robinson, FSG

4. All the Devils Are Here, Louise Penny, Minotaur

5. A Deadly Education, Naomi Novik, Del Rey

6. The Evening and the Morning, Ken Follett, Viking

7. The Lying Life of Adults, Elena Ferrante, Europa Editions

8. Transcendent Kingdom, Yaa Gyasi, Knopf

9. The Book of Two Ways, Jodi Picoult, Ballantine

10. Battle Ground, Jim Butcher, Ace

11. The Return, Nicholas Sparks, Grand Central

12. Piranesi, Susanna Clarke, Bloomsbury Publishing

13. Squeeze Me, Carl Hiaasen, Knopf

14. The Midnight Library, Matt Haig, Viking

15. Mexican Gothic, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Del Rey


1. Caste, Isabel Wilkerson, Random House

2. Rage, Bob Woodward, S&S

3. Solutions and Other Problems, Allie Brosh, Gallery Books

4. How to Be an Antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi, One World

5. Untamed, Glennon Doyle, The Dial Press

6. The Splendid and the Vile, Erik Larson, Crown

7. Disloyal, Michael Cohen, Skyhorse

8. Too Much and Never Enough, Mary L. Trump, Ph.D., S&S

9. The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III, Peter Baker, Susan Glasser, Doubleday

10. Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age, John Lithgow, Chronicle Prism

11. Vesper Flights, Helen MacDonald, Grove Press

12. Notorious RBG, Irin Carmon, Shana Knizhnik, Dey Street

13. The Meaning of Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey, Andy Cohen Books

14. Breath, James Nestor, Riverhead Books

15. Eat a Peach, David Chang, Gabe Ulla, Clarkson Potter


1. The Overstory, Richard Powers, Norton

2. Circe, Madeline Miller, Back Bay

3. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, Anchor

4. Normal People, Sally Rooney, Hogarth

5. Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi, Vintage

6. This Tender Land, William Kent Krueger, Atria

7. The Topeka School, Ben Lerner, Picador

8. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood, Anchor

9. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, Penguin

10. Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler, Grand Central

11. Dune, Frank Herbert, Ace

12. The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern, Anchor

13. The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller, Ecco

14. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, Olga Tokarczuk, Riverhead Books

15. Girl, Woman, Other, Bernardine Evaristo, Grove Press/Black Cat


1. My Own Words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, S&S

2. White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo, Beacon Press

3. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions

4. The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson, Vintage

5. So You Want to Talk About Race, Ijeoma Oluo, Seal Press

6. The Color of Law, Richard Rothstein, Liveright

7. Intimations, Zadie Smith, Penguin

8. The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, Vintage

9. Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Life, Jane Sherron de Hart, Vintage

10. My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem, Central Recovery Press

11. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah, One World

12. The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, New Press

13. Stamped from the Beginning, Ibram X. Kendi, Bold Type Books

14. Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, One World

15. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial


1. Dune, Frank Herbert, Ace

2. 1984, George Orwell, Signet

3. Dune Messiah, Frank Herbert, Ace

4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, Ballantine

5. One Good Deed, David Baldacci, Grand Central

6. Lethal Agent, Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills, Pocket

7. Animal Farm, George Orwell, Signet

8. The Shining, Stephen King, Anchor

9. The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank, Bantam

10. The Guardians, John Grisham, Dell


1. Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure, Jeff Kinney, Amulet

2. The One and Only Bob, Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper

3. Skunk and Badger, Amy Timberlake, Jon Klassen (Illus.), Algonquin Young Readers

4. New Kid, Jerry Craft, Harper

5. The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate, Patricia Castelao (Illus.), Harper

6. When Stars Are Scattered, Victoria Jamieson, Omar Mohamed, Dial Books

7. Guts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

8. A Whale of the Wild, Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illus.), Greenwillow Books

9. Witches of Brooklyn, Sophie Escabasse, Random House Graphic

10. Weird But True Halloween: 300 Spooky Facts to Scare You Silly, Julie Beer, Michelle Harris, National Geographic Kids

11. This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illus.), Frances Lincoln Children's Books

12. Hatchet, Gary Paulsen, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

13. Smile, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

14. The Witches: The Graphic Novel, Roald Dahl, Penelope Bagieu (Illus.), Scholastic

15. Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix


1. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

2. Dear Justyce, Nic Stone, Crown Books for Young Readers

3. Skyhunter, Marie Lu, Roaring Brook Press

4. Legendborn, Tracy Deonn, Margaret K. McElderry Books

5. The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray

6. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London, Garth Nix, Katherine Tegen Books

7. Punching the Air, Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam, Balzer + Bray

8. Dear Martin (An Indies Introduce Title), Nic Stone, Ember

9. The Giver, Lois Lowry, HMH Books for Young Readers

10. Grown, Tiffany D. Jackson, Katherine Tegen Books

11. Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acevedo, Quill Tree Books

12. We Were Liars, E. Lockhart, Ember

13. Cemetery Boys (An Indies Introduce Title), Aiden Thomas, Swoon Reads

14. One of Us Is Lying, Karen M. McManus, Delacorte Press

15. All This Time, Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


1. Room on the Broom Push-Pull-Slide Board Book, Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illus.), Dial Books

2. Antiracist Baby, Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illus.), Kokila

3. Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illus.), Harper

4. Bunheads, Misty Copeland, Setor Fiadzigbey (Illus.), G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

5. Little Blue Truck's Halloween, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers

6. Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak, Harper

7. I Promise, LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illus.), Harper

8. Gustavo, the Shy Ghost, Flavia Z. Drago, Candlewick

9. I Am Every Good Thing, Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illus.), Nancy Paulsen Books

10. Construction Site Mission: Demolition!, Sherri Duskey Rinker, AG Ford (Illus.), Chronicle Books

11. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Putnam

12. Unicorns Are the Worst!, Alex Willan, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

13. I Look Up To ... Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Anna Membrino, Fatti Burke (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers

14. Becoming a Good Creature, Sy Montgomery, Rebecca Green (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers

15. If You Come to Earth, Sophie Blackall, Chronicle Books


1. Dog Man (hardcover), Dav Pilkey, Graphix

2. Harry Potter (hardcover and paperback), J.K. Rowling, Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books

3. Wings of Fire (hardcover and paperback), Tui T. Sutherland, Scholastic

4. Who Was/Is ...? (paperback), Ellen Morgan, et al., Penguin Workshop

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (hardcover), Jeff Kinney, Amulet

6. Magic Tree House (hardcover and paperback), Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illus.), Random House

7. I Survived (paperback), Lauren Tarshis, Scholastic

8. The Last Kids on Earth (hardcover and paperback), Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illus.), Viking Books for Young Readers

9. Twilight (hardcover and paperback), Stephenie Meyer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

10. A Tale of Magic … (hardcover and paperback), Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. New in Series: A Tale of Witchcraft