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Amazon editors have been reading up about new book releases all year long, and now they’re ready to reveal their front-runners. Amazon’s Top Books of 2019 list has arrived, and — bonus — nearly all the picks are currently on sale, so you have no excuse not to start flipping through your favorites.

Margaret Atwood’s “Handmaid’s Tale” sequel, The Testaments” ($16.49, originally $28.95;, snagged the spot of honor atop the annual list. This novel takes place 15 years after the events of the first book, which has since been adapted into a hit TV series. Since its release in September, “The Testaments” has topped the New York Times best-seller list and won the prestigious Booker Prize for Fiction.

“The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead ($13.59, originally $24.95;, second place on the list, is a followup to the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning “The Underground Railroad.” It’s set in segregated Tallahassee, Florida, at the start of the civil rights movement.

Meanwhile, the memoir Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me” by Adrienne Brodeur ($16.29, originally $27;, at No. 3 on the list, recounts the tale of the author’s role in her mother’s extramarital affair and the impact that her involvement inevitably had on their mother-daughter relationship and the rest of her life.

Other notable honorees include the newest novel from “Eat, Pray, Love” author Elizabeth Gilbert, City of Girls” ($14.69, originally $28;; George Takei’s graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy” ($11.59, originally $19.99;; and Ta-Nehisi Coates’The Water Dancer” ($16.80, originally $28;, an Oprah’s Book Club pick.

Here are the top 20 picks, though true bibliophiles will check out the Amazon editors’ full list of 100 selections:

  • “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood ($16.49, originally $28.95;
  • “The Nickel Boys” by Colson Whitehead ($13.59, originally $24.95;
  • “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me” by Adrienne Brodeur ($16.29, originally $27;
  • “Quichotte” by Salman Rushdie ($21.87, originally $28;
  • “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern ($17.63, originally $28.95;
  • “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” by Mike Isaac ($18.50, originally $27.95;
  • “City of Girls” by Elizabeth Gilbert ($14.69, originally $28;
  • “They Called Us Enemy” by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott; illustrations by Harmony Becker ($11.59, originally $19.99;
  • “The Silent Patient” by Alex Michaelides ($13.49, originally $26.99;
  • “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed” by Lori Gottlieb ($13.99, originally $28;
  • “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett ($16.79, originally $27.99;
  • “Red at the Bone” by Jacqueline Woodson ($15.69, originally $26;
  • “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane ($13.59, originally $27;
  • “The World That We Knew” by Alice Hoffman ($16.79, originally $27.99;
  • “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous” by Ocean Vuong ($14.88, originally $26;
  • “I Will Never See the World Again: The Memoir of an Imprisoned Writer” by Ahmet Altan ($11.59, originally $15.99;
  • “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates ($16.80, originally $28;
  • “Ninth House” by Leigh Bardugo ($16.79, originally $27.99;
  • “Three Women” by Lisa Taddeo ($16.29, originally $27;
  • “Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl: A Memoir” by Jeannie Vanasco ($24.65, originally $25.95;

Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.