The Best Nonfiction of 2019

Last week I looked at the novels that received the most love in 2019 from book reviewers. Today I will tackle nonfiction. I compiled 30 notable lists and more than 500 books, including our own favorites from the Cook Memorial Public Library District’s reference desk staffers. I’ve added links to our catalog for book descriptions,…

The Best Fiction of 2019

I have to admit that I’m thrilled when some of my favorite books do well on all those best-of-the-year lists. I was heartened to see Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead, Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout, Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson, The Dutch House by Ann Patchett and The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates…