2019 People’s Choice: YOUR Picks for This Year’s Best

You've seen what CRRL staff picked as our favorites from the year in our 2019 Staff Picks list.

Then, we asked YOU to share YOUR favorite book, movie, or TV show of 2019. 

We asked you to pick:

  • A book, movie, or TV show published, released, or shown for the first time in 2019.
  • An item that CRRL owns so other readers, listeners, and viewers can easily check it out. Not sure if we own it? Here's a link to the catalog.
  • Just one item from 2019.


Without further ado, here's your People's Choice 2019 list. Eight titles from the list are featured below.


People's Choice 2019

Earth's heroes will finally understand how fragile our reality is - and the sacrifices that must be made to uphold it - in this story of friendship, teamwork, and setting aside differences to overcome an impossible obstacle.


The story of Ann Atwater, a fearless and outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local KKK leader, blaze the way for school desegregation in 1971 Durham, North Carolina. Based on a true story.


A routine network television investigation led author Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a sexual predator, protected by fear and wealth. Both a spy thriller and a work of investigative journalism, this book breaks devastating news stories about the rampant abuse of power.


Daisy, a girl coming-of-age in LA in the late '60s, is noticed by the band The Six, igniting the whirlwind rise of an iconic rock group.


Follows two married couples - ministers and academics - between the years 1950-1970 whose bonds of faith and friendship, jealousy and understanding, are tested by the birth of an autistic child.


By the end of WWII, Cyril Conroy's single lucky investment propels his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first purchase is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs of Philadelphia. But the house sets in motion the undoing of everything Cyril loves. Set over the course of five decades, this dark fairy tale is told through the eyes of one half of a pair of wealthy siblings who cannot overcome their past.


Brought up by unfriendly and overbearing nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon her life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her things - including her sword - and prepares to launch a daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won't set her free without a service.


Rachel Hollis, best-selling author and founder of a multimillion-dollar company, sounds an important wake-up call for women who have been taught to define themselves in the light of other people, instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want.

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