The Biggest Debut Novels of 2019

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Along with novels from our favorite writers and long-awaited sequels, many of 2019’s biggest books were from first-time authors. These breakthrough books were released in a range of genres, but they all made a huge impact — whether by hitting #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, receiving a National Book Award nomination, or nabbing a pre-publication movie deal. Curious if you missed any of the year’s must-read books? Check out the biggest debut books of 2019 below, along with why they made such a splash in the book world.