One Book, One New York

5 Books by 5 Women Authors Selected for This Year's


The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and BuzzFeed Book Club announce the five finalists for this year's One Book, One New York campaign, the country's largest reading program designed to bring New Yorkers together to read the same book at the same time. Now in its third year, this year's program features five acclaimed titles all written by women.

This year's five nominated books:

The publishers of each of the nominated books have donated a total of 2,500 copies to the 219 library branches in all five boroughs (locations linked below), and all five titles are also available in bookstores across New York City.

Beginning on April 1st and continuing all throughout the month of April, New Yorkers will cast their votes on this page to determine the one book the whole city will read together.

We will announce our winner in May.

There will be several One Book, One New York free signature public events this year:

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