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    The best books of the year so far: 2019

    Culture news Sep 2, 2019 at 04:03
    The best books of the year so far: 2019

    The best books of the year so far: 2019

    From a study of sexuality to a wry satire, it’s been a great year for books. Lindsay Baker rounds up BBC Culture’s top picks, including Three Women, Phantoms and Nickel Boys.

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Credit: Credit: Bloomsbury)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of I Never Said I Loved You by Rhik Samadder (Credit: Credit: Headline)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino (Credit: Credit: Random House)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert Macfarlane (Credit: Credit: Penguin)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of We Cast a Shadow by Maurice Carlos Ruffin (Credit: Credit: One World)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Mouth Full of Blood by Toni Morrison (Credit: Credit: Chatto and Windus)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Phantoms by Christian Kiefer (Credit: Credit: Liveright)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (Credit: Credit: Doubleday)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer (Credit: Credit: Knopf)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry (Credit: Credit: Canongate)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Orange World and Other Stories by Karen Russell (Credit: Credit: Knopf)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Coventry by Rachel Cusk (Credit: Credit: Faber)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner (Credit: Credit: Headline)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant: Essays by Joel Golby (Credit: Credit: Penguin/ Random House)

    The best books of the year so far: 2019
    View image of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in the Strange World by Elif Shafak (Credit: Credit: Viking)