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'Where the Crawdads Sing' by Delia Owens is USA TODAY's No. 1 best-selling book of 2019


Jan. 10, 2020

Delia Owens' debut novel, "Where the Crawdads Sing," started out 2020 at No. 1 on USA TODAY's best-selling books list. That's little surprise, as the book reigned 2019 as well. "Where the Crawdads Sing" is No. 1 on USA TODAY's list of the 100 best-selling books of 2019. The book, published in August 2018 and chosen that September for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club, debuted on the list the following November. It has been a weekly staple of the top 50 ever since.
The top non-fiction best-seller of 2019 is Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” published in November 2018, while the top children’s book is “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls,” by Dav Pilkey, who is the most-represented author on the list with seven titles.
Notable titles published in 2019 include “The Guardians,” by John Grisham, “The Testaments,” by Margaret Atwood and “The Water Dancer,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Many perennial favorites returned, including “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J.K. Rowling.
Here are USA TODAY's 100 best-selling books of 2019
USA TODAY'S top 100 books of 2019
1. “ Where the Crawdads Sing ,” by Delia Owens
2. “ Becoming ,” by Michelle Obama
3. “ Educated ,” by Tara Westover
4. “Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls,” by Dav Pilkey
5. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball,” by Jeff Kinney
6. “The Tattooist of Auschwitz,” by Heather Morris
7. “Girl, Wash Your Face,” by Rachel Hollis
8. “Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild,” by Dav Pilkey
9. “The Guardians,” by John Grisham
10. “Dog Man: Fetch-22,” by Dav Pilkey
11. “ The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck ,” by Mark Manson
12. “ Girl, Stop Apologizing ,” by Rachel Hollis
13. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss
14. “The Silent Patient,” by Alex Michaelides
15. “Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal,” by Jeff Kinney
16. “ The Institute ,” by Stephen King
17. “The Wonky Donkey,” by Craig Smith; art by Katz Cowley
18. “Blue Moon,” by Lee Child
19. “The 5 Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman
20. “Before We Were Yours,” by Lisa Wingate
21. “Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeyman
22. “Guts,” by Raina Telgemeier
23. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle
24. “The Woman in the Window,” by A.J. Finn
25. “Love You Forever,” by Robert Munsch; art by Sheila McGraw
26. “Goodnight Moon,” by Margaret Wise Brown; art by Clement Hurd
27. “ The Reckoning ,” by John Grisham
28. “ The Testaments ,” by Margaret Atwood
29. “Redemption,” by David Baldacci
30. “The Four Agreements,” by Don Miguel Ruiz
31. “You Are a Badass,” by Jen Sincero
32. “Talking to Strangers,” by Malcolm Gladwell
33. “Unfreedom of the Press,” by Mark R. Levin
34. “It's Not Supposed to Be This Way” by Lysa TerKeurst
35. “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng
36. “StrengthsFinder 2.0,” by Tom Rath
37. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee
38. “The Pioneers,” by David McCullough
39. “Then She Was Gone,” by Lisa Jewell
40. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier,” by Ree Drummond
41. “ The Mister ,” by E.L. James
42. “Dare to Lead,” by Brené Brown
43. “Sapiens,” by Yuval Noah Harari
44. “The 18th Abduction,” by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
45. “The Night Fire,” by Michael Connelly
46. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Illustrated Edition,” by J.K. Rowling; art by Jim Kay
47. “ Howard Stern Comes Again ,” by Howard Stern
48. “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle
49. “Little Blue Truck,” by Alice Schertle; art by Jill McElmurry
50. “Can't Hurt Me,” by David Goggins
51. “ Me ,” by Elton John
52. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom,” by Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault; art by Lois Ehlert
53. “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” by Marie Kondo
54. “Summer of '69,” by Elin Hilderbrand
55. “Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas,” by Dav Pilkey
56. “The Mueller Report,” by the Washington Post
57. “One Good Deed,” by David Baldacci
58. “A Gentleman in Moscow,” by Amor Towles
59. “First 100 Words,” by Roger Priddy
60. “ The Dutch House ,” by Ann Patchett
61. “The 19th Christmas,” by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
62. “Make Your Bed,” by William H. McRaven
63. “The New Girl,” by Daniel Silva
64. “The Lost Girls of Paris,” by Pam Jenoff
65. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown,” by Jeff Kinney
66. “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood
67. “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho
68. “Twisted Twenty-Six,” by Janet Evanovich
69. “The Overstory,” by Richard Powers
70. “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” by Robert T. Kiyosaki, Sharon L. Lechter
71. “Five Feet Apart,” by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, Tobias Iaconis
72. “Dog Man and Cat Kid,” by Dav Pilkey
73. “A Minute to Midnight,” by David Baldacci
74. “Atomic Habits,” by James Clear
75. “Blowout,” by Rachel Maddow
76. “The Great Gatsby,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald
77. “Green Eggs and Ham,” by Dr. Seuss
78. “ City of Girls ,” by Elizabeth Gilbert
79. “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury
80. “ The Water Dancer ,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates
81. “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” by Samin Nosrat; art by Wendy MacNaughton
82. “Giraffes Can't Dance,” by Giles Andreae
83. “Bad Blood,” by John Carreyrou
84. “The Great Alone,” by Kristin Hannah
85. “Born a Crime,” by Trevor Noah
86. “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos,” by Jordan B. Peterson
87. “Sold on a Monday,” by Kristina McMorris
88. “ The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse ,” by Charlie Mackesy
89. “Dog Man,” by Dav Pilkey
90. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” by J.K. Rowling
91. “ Maybe You Should Talk to Someone ,” by Lori Gottlieb
92. “Dr. Seuss’s ABC,” by Dr. Seuss
93. “Guess How Much I Love You,” by Sam McBratney
94. “The Outsiders,” by S.E. Hinton
95. “Strange Planet,” by Nathan W. Pyle
96. Neon Prey,” by John Sandford
97. “Under Currents,” by Nora Roberts
98. “Dog Man Unleashed,” by Dav Pilkey
99. “Past Tense,” by Lee Child
100. “The Wonderful Things You Will Be,” Emily Winfield
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