We’re so excited to announce that over 30 Penguin Random House titles were chose for Library Journal’s annual Best Books list. From Mystery to Thriller to Romance to Memoir, our books had great showings in many categories, including Top Ten. Read more about our Top Ten selections below and more about the entire list here.
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
”Like a classic tragedy, Groff’s novel offers high drama, hubris, and epic love, complete with Greek chorus–like asides. A singular and compelling literary read, populated with extraordinary characters; highly recommended.“ —Library Journal (starred review)
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
“Once again, Larson transforms a complex event into a thrilling human interest story. This suspenseful account will entice readers of military and maritime history along with lovers of popular history.”—Library Journal
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
“Immense, multifaceted . . . This is a poet’s book, revealing the sensibility of a writer to whom words—exact words—matter. . . . As a meditation on race in America, haunted by the bodies of black men, women, and children, Coates’s compelling, indeed stunning, work is rare in its power to make you want to slow down and read every word. This is a book that will be hailed as a classic of our time.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)