Reading lists

10 of the best VINTAGE books of 2019

No year is complete without a bit of reading reflection, and as we gaze at 2019's shelves, we're more than a bit pleased with the boldness and breadth of the last 12 months of VINTAGE books. From an insider's look at the realities of modern-day poverty to an acclaimed expose of the data bias towards men, and a long-awaited, Booker-winning dystopian smash hit, here are 10 of the biggest highlights.

Vintage books of the year

Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes

Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie

Lowborn by Kerry Hudson

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

The Cockroach by Ian McEwan

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

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