2019 List of Suggested Titles

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
Amanda Petrusich

The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of An American Life
Lauren Markham

The House of Broken Angels
Luis Alberto Urrea

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century” (Winner)
Jessica Bruder

Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World
Tim Marshall

Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More
Janet Mock

Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons From the Crematory
Caitlin Doughty

Sourdough, or Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market” (Runner-up)
Robin Sloan

Michael Ondaatje

Other Suggested Titles

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One Read 2019 Finalists Announced April 15

Vote!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!

Suggested One Read: Dark Matter

Dark Matter book coverThis 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.