Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.
Final 10 Selections
“Do Not Sell at Any Price”
“The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of An American Life”
“The House of Broken Angels”
Luis Alberto Urrea
“Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century” (Winner)
“Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World”
“Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More”
“Sing, Unburied, Sing”
“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons From the Crematory”
“Sourdough, or Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market” (Runner-up)
Other Suggested Titles
Voting for the 2019 One Read book is now closed. We appreciate everyone who cast a vote for either “Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder or “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan.
We will announce the winning book on May 29 here at oneread.org.
In the meantime, read more about the two finalists.
The One Read reading panel narrowed the list of more than 160 book suggestions for the 2019 program to two top contenders. Between now and May 3, cast your vote for either “Nomadland” by Jessica Bruder or “Sourdough” by Robin Sloan. Read More
The reading panel has completed its work, considering the more than 160 titles nominated for One Read 2019. Here is the timeline for voting on the finalists and the announcement of the winning book.
Monday, April 15 at 7:20 a.m. we’ll be on 1400 KFRU with David Lile to announce the two finalist titles.
April 15 through May 3 you can cast your vote right here at oneread.org, at any DBRL facility or bookmobile and, in Columbia, at Barnes & Noble.
The winning book will be announced Wednesday, May 29. Thank you for your ongoing support of One Read!
This is the last installment of the suggested One Read titles. The reading panel will soon be put work contemplating the more than 100 titles that were suggested through the month of November. You can click here to find the other titles that have been highlighted this month. You can also find previous One Read titles here.
“Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch is about a physics professor living in Chicago with his wife and son. He’s kidnapped at gun point one night and taken to an industrial warehouse where he’s knocked unconscious. When he wakes up he’s strapped to a gurney and the people around him are in hazmat suits. He manages to escape but although everything is familiar nothing is right. The nominator said, “Everyone needs an escape from the pre-dystopian nightmare that is our current society, and this is a good one.” It’s a truly edge of your seat mystery, sci-fi, psycho-thriller with a bit of romance thrown in.