Top Ten Staff Favorites Part 3

Welcome to part three of our Third Place bookseller top ten books of 2019 list! If you missed part one, click hereIf you missed part two, click here

Nata 
Queen of the Sea by Dylan Meconis
My City by Joanne Liu
Salt by Nayyirah Waheed
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale
Brazen by Penelope Bagieu
Wild by Emily Hughes
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Operatic by Kyo MacLear
To Survive On This Shore by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre
 

 

 

 

 

Rahima 
IT by Stephen King
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S K Ali 
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
 








Rich 

Ahriman The Omnibus by John French
Jade City by Fonda Lee
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Midian Unmade edited by Joseph Nassise and Del Howison
A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie
Nancy by Olivia Jaimes
Planet Of The Nerds by Paul Constant and Alan Robinson
H.P. Lovecraft Beyone Arkham edited by Leslie Klinger
Starfinder Core Rulebook by Paizo Publishing








 


Robert 
Deep River by Karl Marlantes
On This Earth We are Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Tears of the Trufflepig by Fernando Flores
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Hollow Kingdom by Kira Jane Buxton









 

Rosa 
Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis
The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel Jose Older
High School by Tegan and Sara
Acid for the Children by Flea
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Night Moves by Jessica Hopper
In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado 
Punk Rock is Cool for the End of the World by Ed Smith









 

Ryan 
Star by Yukio Mishima
Females by Andrea Long Chu
Who Killed My Father by Edouard Louis
The Counterfeiters by Andre Gide
Doppelganer by Dasa Drndic
Mistaken Identity by Asad Haider
Black Jacobins by C. L. R. James
Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau
Angels in America by Tony Kushner
Chelsea Girl by Eileen Myles









 

Sam 
Space Invaders by Nona Fernandez
Axiomatic by Maria Tumarkin
Loudermilk by Lucy Ives
The Forging of a Rebel by Arturo Barea
Oh! by Mary Robison
Women Talking by Miriam Toews
Rough Magic by Lara Prior-Palmer
Turbulence by David Szalay
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch









 

Sarah 
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Wake, Siren by Nina MacLaughlin
Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
Felicity by Mary Oliver
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer 
Underland by Robert MacFarlane





 

 


Shanna 
Lilith’s Brood by Octavia Butler
All About Love by Bell Hooks
Killing Commendtore by Haruki Murakami
Like A Mother by Angela Garbes
The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
The Flame by Leonard Cohen
Wade in the Water: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
Blankets by Craig Thompson
Monstress: Awakening by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda
Redlands by Jordie Bellaire & Vanesa Del Rey









 

Theo 
Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
The Fool by Anne Serre
Mothers by Chris Power
The Organs of Sense by Adam Ehrlich Sachs
My City by Joanne Liu 
Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch 
Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Circle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen









 

Wesley 
The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
The Polyglot Lovers by Lina Wolff
This is Pleasure by Mary Gaitskill
Machine by Susan Steinberg
Heavy by Kiese Laymon
Facing the Other Way by Martin Aston
So Many Olympic Exertions by Anelise Chen
Gone Tomorrow by Gary Indiana
Walking by Erling Kagge








 

Dean 
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
The Vet's Daughter by Barbara Comyns
My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Modern Tarot by Michelle Tea
The Ethical Slut by Janet W Hardy and Dossie Easton
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
Men, Women, and Chain Saws by Carol J Clover
Unlimited Intimacy by Tim Dean 
Driver's Seat by Murial Spark 
Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture by Arthur Evans
Uzumaki by Junji Ito




 

Elisabeth 
The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
The Education of an Idealist by Samantha Power
Run Me to the Earth by Paul Yoon
Drive Your Plow Over the Bodies of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Growing Old: notes on aging with something like grace by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas  
Dad’s Maybe Book by Tim O’Brien
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by by Petina Gappah
We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time
by José Andrés
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family by Ibtihaj Muhammad
Goodbye Friend!  Hello Friend! by Cori Doerrfeld









Jane 
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys 
This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Nickel Boys Colson by Colson Whitehead
Olive Again Elizabeth Strout
Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee (YA)
Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Chances Are by Richard Russo
Warlight by Michael Ondaajte
Furious Hours by Casey Cep









 

Alex
Go Ahead In The Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib
In Full Flight by John Heminway
Gideon The Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Kitaro: The Birth of Kitaro by Shigeru Mizuki
Peter Watts is an Angry Sentient Tumor by Peter Watts
In the Dram House by Carmen Maria Machado
Survival Math by Mitchell Jackson
Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Luisa: Now and Then by Carole Maurel and Mariko Tamaki
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck
 

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