Over the past several weeks, we surveyed Bxsellers, a private Facebook group of booksellers established by PW, about their favorite titles of the year. Nearly 800 members responded, and the picture book Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love was the top pick, followed by Educated by Tara Westover.

Booksellers’ Top 25 Titles

Rank Titles Author Imprint
1 Julián Is a Mermaid Jessica Love Candlewick
2 Educated Tara Westover Random House
3 Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi Holt
4 The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo HarperTeen
5 There There Tommy Orange Knopf
6 Circe Madeline Miller Little, Brown
7 Spinning Silver Naomi Novik Del Rey
8 The Great Believers Rebecca Makkai Viking
9 Friday Black Nana Kwame Adeji-Brenyah Mariner
10 Dreamers Yuyi Morales Holiday House/Porter
11 Calypso David Sedaris Little, Brown
12 The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin Putnam
13 The Kiss Quotient Helen Hoang Berkley
14 Sadie Courtney Summers Wednesday
15 The Rabbit Listened Cori Doerrfeld Dial
16 Convenience Store Woman Sayaka Murata Grove
17 Florida Lauren Groff Riverhead
18 Starless Jacqueline Carey Tor
19 Vox Christine Dalcher Berkley
20 Super Satya Saves the Day Raakhee Mirchandani Bharat Babies
21 Unsheltered Barbara Kingsolver Harper
22 A Duke Default Alyssa Cole Avon
23 Kingdom of the Blind Louise Penny Minotaur
24 I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain Will Walton Push
25 The Collector’s Apprentice B.A. Shapiro Algonquin