1. Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens, Putnam

2. Such a Fun Age (An Indies Introduce Title), Kiley Reid, Putnam

3. The Dutch House, Ann Patchett, Harper

4. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ocean Vuong, Penguin Press

5. The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern, Doubleday

6. The Water Dancer, Ta-Nehisi Coates, One World

7. Nothing to See Here, Kevin Wilson, Ecco

8. Olive, Again, Elizabeth Strout, Random House

9. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood, Nan A. Talese

10. The Nickel Boys, Colson Whitehead, Doubleday

11. Trust Exercise, Susan Choi, Holt

12. The Topeka School, Ben Lerner, FSG

13. The Guardians, John Grisham, Doubleday

14. Normal People, Sally Rooney, Hogarth

15. The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes, Pamela Dorman Books


1. Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell, Little Brown

2. The Body, Bill Bryson, Doubleday

3. Educated (An Indies Introduce Title), Tara Westover, Random House

4. The Blue Zones Kitchen, Dan Buettner, National Geographic

5. The Yellow House, Sarah M. Broom, Grove Press

6. Say Nothing, Patrick Radden Keefe, Doubleday

7. Becoming, Michelle Obama, Crown

8. A Warning, Anonymous, Twelve

9. Catch and Kill, Ronan Farrow, Little Brown

10. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, Charlie Mackesy, HarperOne

11. Blowout, Rachel Maddow, Crown

12. Acid for the Children, Flea, Grand Central

13. Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illus.), S&S

14. Strange Planet, Nathan W. Pyle, Morrow Gift

15. Me, Elton John, Holt


1. The Overstory, Richard Powers, Norton

2. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng, Penguin

3. The Tattooist of Auschwitz, Heather Morris, Harper

4. Unsheltered, Barbara Kingsolver, Harper Perennial

5. The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn, Morrow

6. A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles, Penguin

7. Before We Were Yours, Lisa Wingate, Ballantine

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

9. Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty, Flatiron Books

10. There There (An Indies Introduce Title), Tommy Orange, Vintage

11. Ghosted, Rosie Walsh, Penguin

12. The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, Anchor

13. Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami, Vintage

14. The Great Alone, Kristin Hannah, St. Martin’s Griffin

15. We Must Be Brave, Frances Liardet, Putnam


1. No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, Greta Thunberg, Penguin

2. Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, Spiegel & Grau

3. Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, Harper Perennial

4. The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis, Norton

5. Calypso, David Sedaris, Back Bay

6. The Library Book, Susan Orlean, S&S

7. Born a Crime, Trevor Noah, Spiegel & Grau

8. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Mental Toughness, Harvard Business Review Press

9. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself, Harvard Business School Press

10. An Arabian Journey: One Man’s Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East, Levison Wood, Grove Press\

11. Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Milkweed Editions

12. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah Harari, Spiegel & Grau

13. The Order of Time, Carlo Rovelli, Riverhead Books

14. Upstream, Mary Oliver, Penguin

15. How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan, Penguin


1. The Reckoning, John Grisham, Dell

2. Elevation, Stephen King, Scribner

3. The Lying Game, Ruth Ware, Pocket

4. The Couple Next Door, Shari Lapena, Penguin

5. The First Lady, James Patterson, Grand Central

6. Tom Clancy Oath of Office, Marc Cameron, Berkley

7. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman, Penguin

8. The 13-Minute Murder, James Patterson, Vision

9. Past Tense, Lee Child, Dell

10. The Proposal, Jasmine Guillory, Berkley


1. Guts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

2. Karen’s Witch, Ann M. Martin, Katy Farina (Illus.), Graphix

3. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, Jeff Kinney, Abrams

4. Drama, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

5. Smile, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

6. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, Puffin

7. Best Friends, Shannon Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illus.), First Second

8. Sisters, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

9. A Tale of Magic ..., Chris Colfer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

10. Ghosts, Raina Telgemeier, Graphix

11. My Book with No Pictures, B.J. Novak, Dial Books

12. Dog Man Guide to Creating Comics in 3-D, Kate Howard, Dav Pilkey (Illus.), Scholastic

13. White Bird: A Wonder Story, R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers

14. Epoca: The Tree of Ecrof, Ivy Claire, Kobe Bryant, Granity Studios

15. The Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Book, Jeff Kinney, Abrams


1. The Fountains of Silence, Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books

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

3. Turtles All the Way Down, John Green, Penguin

4. On the Come Up, Angie Thomas, Balzer + Bray

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

6. Call Down the Hawk, Maggie Stiefvater, Scholastic Press

7. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Harvest

8. Looking for Alaska, John Green, Penguin

9. The Prince and the Dressmaker, Jen Wang, First Second

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

11. The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, Knopf Books for Young Readers

12. The Fault in Our Stars, John Green, Penguin

13. Dry, Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

14. Salt to the Sea, Ruta Sepetys, Penguin

15. The Sun Is Also a Star, Nicola Yoon, Ember


1. The Serious Goose, Jimmy Kimmel, Random House Books for Young Readers

2. The Crayons’ Christmas, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop

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

4. Frozen 2 Little Golden Book, Golden Books/Disney

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

6. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle, Putnam

7. The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats, Viking Books for Young Readers

8. Dragons Love Tacos, Adam Rubin, Daniel Salmieri (Illus.), Dial

9. The Dinky Donkey, Craig Smith, Katz Cowley (Illus.), Scholastic

10. Dinosnores, Sandra Boynton, Workman

11. Little Blue Truck, Alice Schertle, Jill McElmurry (Illus.), HMH Books for Young Readers

12. Frozen 2 Read-Along Storybook, Disney Press

13. Sulwe, Lupita Nyong’o, Vashti Harrison (Illus.), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

14. Grumpy Monkey, Suzanne Lang, Max Lang (Illus.), Random House Books for Young Readers

15. Love from the Crayons, Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illus.), Penguin Workshop


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

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

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

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

5. Who Was/Is ...? (paperback), Diane Bailey, et al., Penguin Workshop

6. Elephant & Piggie (hardcover), Mo Willems, Hyperion

7. Legacy of Orisha (hardcover), Tomi Adeyemi, Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

8. The Bad Guys (hardcover and paperback), Aaron Blabey, Scholastic

9. The Princess in Black (hardcover and paperback), Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Candlewick

10. Baby-Sitters Club Graphix (hardcover and paperback), Ann M. Martin, Raina Telgemeier (Illus.), Scholastic