With everything from page-turning thrillers to powerful nonfiction, evocative historicals to magical fantasies, 2019 was a year for the books—literally. We are fortunate to be closing out the decade with some remarkable works, some of which have made their way onto our keeper shelves. Out of everything published and read this year—including new releases from the likes of longtime favorites Stephen King, Alice Hoffman, and Jennifer Weiner, plus newcomers such as Saeed Jones and Candice Carty-Williams—it was hard for each of us to choose just one favorite. Honestly, even narrowing it down to a collective 14 was a real struggle, but we did it, just for you. So without further ado, here are the books we cherished most and that truly made our year.