2019 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites

by Lois H. (they/them or she/her)

Throughout the first month of 2020, we asked Sno-Isle staff to send us their favorite titles from the previous year. It’s a tradition we’ve upheld over the years and this year we have even more lists!

All submissions had to be published or released in 2019 and staff were encouraged to include why the title was their favorite. We also divvied adult fiction into four categories: general fiction, crime fiction, romance, and science-fiction/fantasy.

Here’s what we devoured in 2019:

Not all nonfiction is dusty and boring! Read The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America and you’ll see what I mean. But don’t take my word for it. Check out our list:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Adult Nonfiction


Author Richard Roper is the only freshman writer to squeak an entry into our staff’s favorite general fiction list for 2019:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Adult Fiction


Our favorite crime fiction novels this year ran the gambit from historical whodunits to character-driven potboilers:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Crime Fiction


Prepare to swoon with Sno-Isle’s bewitching list of 2019’s favorite binge-worthy romances:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Romance


Whether you like sprawling space operas or dystopian nightmares, you’re bound to find something out of this world in Sno-Isle’s list of favorite sci-fi and fantasy stories:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy


Sno-Isle’s favorite teen novels feature a medley of stories that explore racial equity, self-identity, and cultural diversity:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Teen Books


From the educational to the fantastical, this year’s staff choices for favorite middle grade books will take you on a journey:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Middle Grade Books


Sno-Isle’s favorite picture books should guarantee that story time remains fresh, vibrant, and colorful:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Picture Books


Strap yourself in and get ready for the dulcet tones of Sno-Isle’s favorite audiobooks of 2019:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Audiobooks


They say a picture is worth a thousand words. If that’s true, our staff’s favorite graphic novels of 2019 could put Neal Stephenson to shame:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Graphic Novels


Any list with Jordan Peele’s work has to be good! Check out Sno-Isle’s favorite films of 2019:

Sno-Isle Staff's 2019 Favorite Films & TV


What books or movies did you enjoy from 2019? Tell us your favorites in the comments!

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