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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - Looking for some good reads to round out the year? Powell’s City of Books has released its lists for the best books of 2019.

Workers at the iconic Portland-based book business picked their favorites from the last year in categories including fiction and nonfiction, as well as young adult selections.

In total, 67 of the year’s best books were selected for the Powell’s year-end lists.

“From vital works of historical fiction and electrifying essay collections to fabulously creepy retellings and atmospheric psychological thrillers, 2019 has rounded out the decade with some of the best books of the era,” according to Powell’s.

The full lists are at: https://www.powells.com/blog/category/lists.

The best fiction list includes:

  • “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead
  • “The Beadworkers” by Beth Piatote
  • “The Need” by Helen Phillips
  • “The Shadow King” by Maaza Mengiste
  • “The Man Who Saw Everything” by Deborah Levy

The nonfiction list includes:

  • “Go Ahead in the Rain” by Hanif Abdurraqib
  • “Our Man” by George Packer
  • “Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo
  • “How to Do Nothing” by Jenny Odell
  • “The Yellow House” by Sarah M. Broom

The sci-fi, fantasy, horror and graphic novels list includes:

  • “Bloom” by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
  • “The Drifting Classroom “by Kazuo Umezz
  • “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
  • “Gideon the Ninth” by Tamsyn Muir
  • “Magic Is for Liars” by Sarah Gailey

The kids and young adult list includes:

  • “Small in the City” by Sydney Smith
  • “Hum and Swish” by Matt Myers
  • “Pilu of the Woods” by Mai K. Nguyen
  • “House of Salt and Sorrows” by Erin A. Craig
  • “Dig” by A. S. King

For more, go to: https://www.powells.com/blog/category/lists

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