The Pits: Best in Books 2019

Editor’s Note: Feel free to post as big or as small of a list as you would like below but please keep your lists contained to these posts and do not make your own post or fill up the OT with them. The winners will be announced alongside the other winners of The Pits on 12/23 and will be calculated by adding up your lists (10 points for first, 9 for second, etc. with 5 per awarded for unranked Top 10 lists). The preference is for ranked lists to aid in determining a winner, but you are not required to rank them. Voting will be cut off some time on 12/20 so make sure to cast your ballot before then. If you wish to change your ballot before that date, feel free to do so.

If you read any books published this year, rank them and sound off in the comments! This isn’t like voting in tournaments, and upvotes just show appreciation for your fellow commenters. The winner will be announced after voting closes on 12/20, and receive the prestigious Asimov Award for Best Book. All books published this year are eligible – fiction and non-fiction of any genre or subject. If you’re looking for a list of books published in 2019, Goodreads has a decent one. An internet search on books published in 2019 yields several different best-of lists put out by Esquire, Oprah, etc.

If you want to talk about the best books you read this year, regardless of when they were published, join us in the Book Nook on 12/18.