Our Favorites of 2019

By The Bookshop

By The Bookshop

We read a lot of books every year. Here are just a few of our favorites. 


Mona Awad

$26.00 $23.40

“Set in an elite MFA program, this genre-bender is hilarious and weird. And utterly unique and unpredictable. After I finished it, I actually whispered (to no one): ‘I’m pretty sure that was brilliant.’”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

Rabbits for Food

Binnie Kirshenbaum

$26.00 $23.40

“There’s a lot to love about this book—the intelligence, the pace, the killer ending—but what made it one of my favorites was the voice—funny and deliciously negative in a way that people aren’t always allowed to be.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

Jenny Odell

$25.99 $23.39

“The perfect companion for anyone trying to maintain peace and sanity in today’s attention-driven economy.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop

Ghost Wall

Sarah Moss

$16.00 $14.72

“This slim story is tightly—dare I say, perfectly—composed, with suspense and dread that mount with each turn of the page.”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Taffy Brodesser-Akner

$27.00 $24.30

“This story is funny—with dating app mishaps and successes, snarky children, gorgeous dialogue, and chock full of one of my all-time favorite things: gentle masculinity.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop

In the Dream House: A Memoir

Carmen Maria Machado

$26.00 $23.40

“Through experiments with form and voice, Machado charts her own journey—in which she healed from an abusive relationship—while offering readers a thoughtful, empathetic road map for their own.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop

Disappearing Earth

Julia Phillips

$26.95 $24.26

“Atmospheric, foreign, evocative—I felt like I'd been dropped into a remote region I'd never heard of before. A stunning debut about humanity.”—Joelle, owner, The Bookshop

Know My Name: A Memoir

Chanel Miller

$28.00 $25.20

“The facts of her story alone are enough to break your heart, but Miller tells it with so much kindness and hope that the book doesn’t feel like a brick weighing you down but a friend, lifting you up.”—Ryne, bookseller, The Bookshop


Max Porter

$24.00 $21.60

“At once a dreamy fable of childhood wonder and a succinct, page-turning thriller.”—Brittney, bookseller, The Bookshop