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“What are the Best Books of 2018?” We aggregated 80 year-end lists and ranked the 1327 unique titles by how many times they appeared in an attempt to answer that very question!

There are thousands of year-end lists released every year and like we do in our weekly Best Book articles, we wanted to see which books appear the most. The top 51 books, all of which appeared on 5 or more “Best 2018” book lists, are ranked below with images, summaries, and links for more information or to purchase. The remaining 1200+ books, as well as the top book lists are at the bottom of the page.

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You can also take a look at our Best 2017 books from last year as well as all the other Best 2017 articles!

 

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Top 51 Best Books From 2018



51 .) Barracoon: The Story Of The Last “Black Cargo” written by Zora Neale Hurston

 Barracoon: The Story Of The Last

Lists It Appears On:

  • BookClubbish
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Mental Floss
  • NPR
  • Self

In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States. In 1931, Hurston returned to Plateau, the African-centric community three miles from Mobile founded by Cudjo and other former slaves from his ship. Spending more than three months there, she talked in depth with Cudjo about the details of his life. During those weeks, the young writer and the elderly formerly enslaved man ate peaches and watermelon that grew in the backyard and talked about Cudjo’s past–memories from his childhood in Africa, the horrors of being captured and held in a barracoon for selection by American slavers, the harrowing experience of the Middle Passage packed with more than 100 other souls aboard the Clotilda, and the years he spent in slavery until the end of the Civil War. Based on those interviews, featuring Cudjo’s unique vernacular, and written from Hurston’s perspective with the compassion and singular style that have made her one of the preeminent American authors of the twentieth-century, Barracoon masterfully illustrates the tragedy of slavery and of one life forever defined by it. Offering insight into the pernicious legacy that continues to haunt us all, black and white, this poignant and powerful work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.



50 .) Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress written by Steven Pinker

 Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Greater Good Magazine
  • NPR
  • Observer
  • The Listener

The follow-up to Pinker’s groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases. Instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force. It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. The Enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature–tribalism, authoritarianism, demonization, magical thinking–which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. Many commentators, committed to political, religious, or romantic ideologies, fight a rearguard action against it. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation. With intellectual depth and literary flair, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, science, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress.



49 .) Friday Black written by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

 Friday Black

Lists It Appears On:

  • Boston.com
  • Guardian
  • Newsweek
  • NYLON
  • The New York Times

In the stories of Adjei-Brenyah’s debut, an amusement park lets players enter augmented reality to hunt terrorists or shoot intruders played by minority actors, a school shooting results in both the victim and gunman stuck in a shared purgatory, and an author sells his soul to a many-tongued god. Adjei-Brenyah’s writing will grab you, haunt you, enrage, and invigorate you. By placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations, Adjei-Brenyah reveals the violence, injustice, and painful absurdities that black men and women contend with every day. These stories tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest and explore the many ways we fight for humanity in an unforgiving world.



48 .) Girls Burn Brighter written by Shobha Rao

 Girls Burn Brighter

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Book Depository
  • Book Riot
  • NPR
  • PureWow

A searing, electrifying debut novel set in India and America, about a once-in-a-lifetime friendship between two girls who are driven apart but never stop trying to find one another again. When Poornima first meets Savitha, she feels something she thought she lost for good when her mother died: hope. Poornima’s father hires Savitha to work one of their sari looms, and the two girls are quickly drawn to one another. Savitha is even more impoverished than Poornima, but she is full of passion and energy. She shows Poornima how to find beauty in a bolt of indigo cloth, a bowl of yogurt rice and bananas, the warmth of friendship. Suddenly their Indian village doesn’t feel quite so claustrophobic, and Poornima begins to imagine a life beyond the arranged marriage her father is desperate to lock down for her. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend again. Her journey takes her into the darkest corners of India’s underworld, on a harrowing cross-continental journey, and eventually to an apartment complex in Seattle. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face relentless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within them. In breathtaking prose, Shobha Rao tackles the most urgent issues facing women today: domestic abuse, human trafficking, immigration, and feminism. At once a propulsive page-turner and a heart-wrenching meditation on friendship, Rao’s debut novel is a literary tour de force.



47 .) How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays written by Alexander Chee

 How To Write An Autobiographical Novel: Essays

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Book Riot
  • Boston.com
  • NPR
  • Publishers Weekly

From the author of The Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our identities in life and in art. As a novelist, Alexander Chee has been described as “masterful” by Roxane Gay, “incendiary” by the New York Times, and “brilliant” by the Washington Post. With How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, his first collection of nonfiction, he’s sure to secure his place as one of the finest essayists of his generation as well. How to Write an Autobiographical Novel is the author’s manifesto on the entangling of life, literature, and politics, and how the lessons learned from a life spent reading and writing fiction have changed him. In these essays, he grows from student to teacher, reader to writer, and reckons with his identities as a son, a gay man, a Korean American, an artist, an activist, a lover, and a friend. He examines some of the most formative experiences of his life and the nation’s history, including his father’s death, the AIDS crisis, 9/11, the jobs that supported his writing—Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting for William F. Buckley—the writing of his first novel, Edinburgh, and the election of Donald Trump. By turns commanding, heartbreaking, and wry, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel asks questions about how we create ourselves in life and in art, and how to fight when our dearest truths are under attack.



46 .) ​My Sister, the Serial Killer written by Oyikan Braithwaite

 ​My Sister, the Serial Killer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Literary Hub
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • The Maine Edge

Satire meets slasher in this short, darkly funny hand grenade of a novel about a Nigerian woman whose younger sister has a very inconvenient habit of killing her boyfriends. “Femi makes three, you know. Three and they label you a serial killer.” Korede is bitter. How could she not be? Her sister, Ayoola, is many things: the favorite child, the beautiful one, possibly sociopathic. And now Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row is dead. Korede’s practicality is the sisters’ saving grace. She knows the best solutions for cleaning blood, the trunk of her car is big enough for a body, and she keeps Ayoola from posting pictures of her dinner to Instagram when she should be mourning her “missing” boyfriend. Not that she gets any credit. A kind, handsome doctor at the hospital where Korede works, is the bright spot in her life. She dreams of the day when he will realize they’re perfect for each other. But one day Ayoola shows up to the hospital uninvited and he takes notice. When he asks Korede for Ayoola’s phone number, she must reckon with what her sister has become and what she will do about it. Sharp as nails and full of deadpan wit, Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a deliciously deadly debut that’s as fun as it is frightening.



45 .) So You Want to Talk About Race written by Ijeoma Oluo

 So You Want to Talk About Race

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Boston.com
  • Fodor’s Travel
  • Mental Floss
  • Washington Independent Review of Books

In this breakout book, Ijeoma Oluo explores the complex reality of today’s racial landscape–from white privilege and police brutality to systemic discrimination and the Black Lives Matter movement–offering straightforward clarity that readers need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide In So You Want to Talk About Race, Editor at Large of The Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word. Perfectly positioned to bridge the gap between people of color and white Americans struggling with race complexities, Oluo answers the questions readers don’t dare ask, and explains the concepts that continue to elude everyday Americans. Oluo is an exceptional writer with a rare ability to be straightforward, funny, and effective in her coverage of sensitive, hyper-charged issues in America. Her messages are passionate but finely tuned, and crystalize ideas that would otherwise be vague by empowering them with aha-moment clarity. Her writing brings to mind voices like Ta-Nehisi Coates and Roxane Gay, and Jessica Valenti in Full Frontal Feminism, and a young Gloria Naylor, particularly in Naylor’s seminal essay “The Meaning of a Word.”



44 .) The Poet X written by Elizabeth Acevedo

 The Poet X

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Book Depository
  • Book Riot
  • NPR
  • PureWow

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.



43 .) The Recovering: Intoxication And Its Aftermath written by Leslie Jamison

 The Recovering: Intoxication And Its Aftermath

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Mental Floss
  • NPR
  • Self

By the New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams, an exploration of addiction, and the stories we tell about it, that reinvents the traditional recovery memoir. With its deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, The Recovering turns our understanding of the traditional addiction narrative on its head, demonstrating that the story of recovery can be every bit as electrifying as the train wreck itself. Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the stories we tell about addiction–both her own and others’–and examines what we want these stories to do, and what happens when they fail us. All the while, she offers a fascinating look at the larger history of the recovery movement, and at the literary and artistic geniuses whose lives and works were shaped by alcoholism and substance dependence, including John Berryman, Jean Rhys, Raymond Carver, Billie Holiday, David Foster Wallace, and Denis Johnson, as well as brilliant figures lost to obscurity but newly illuminated here. For the power of her striking language and the sharpness of her piercing observations, Jamison has been compared to such iconic writers as Joan Didion and Susan Sontag. Yet her utterly singular voice also offers something new. With enormous empathy and wisdom, Jamison has given us nothing less than the story of addiction and recovery in America writ large, a definitive and revelatory account that will resonate for years to come.



42 .) A Place for Us written by Fatima Farheen Mirza

 A Place for Us

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Book Depository
  • NPR
  • People
  • PureWow
  • Self

A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia’s, wedding – a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son’s estrangement – the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from. In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family’s past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent’s faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals. A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim — and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.



41 .) Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom written by David W. Blight

 Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Lists It Appears On:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Literary Hub
  • Newsday
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Washington Independent Review of Books

36 Hours The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. As a young man, Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) escaped from slavery in Baltimore, Maryland. He was fortunate to have been taught to read by his slave owner mistress, and he would go on to become one of the major literary figures of his time. He wrote three versions of his autobiography over the course of his lifetime and published his own newspaper. His very existence gave the lie to slave owners: with dignity and great intelligence he bore witness to the brutality of slavery. Initially mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, Douglass spoke widely, often to large crowds, using his own story to condemn slavery. He broke with Garrison to become a political abolitionist, a Republican, and eventually a Lincoln supporter. By the Civil War and during Reconstruction, Douglass became the most famed and widely traveled orator in the nation. He denounced the premature end of Reconstruction and the emerging Jim Crow era. In his unique and eloquent voice, written and spoken, Douglass was a fierce critic of the United States as well as a radical patriot. He sometimes argued politically with younger African-Americans, but he never forsook either the Republican party or the cause of black civil and political rights. In this remarkable biography, David Blight has drawn on new information held in a private collection that few other historian have consulted, as well as recently discovered issues of Douglass’ newspapers. Blight tells the fascinating story of Douglass’s two marriages and his complex extended family. Douglass was not only an astonishing man of words, but a thinker steeped in Biblical story and theology. There has not been a major biography of Douglass in a quarter century. David Blight’s Frederick Douglass affords this important American the distinguished biography he deserves.



40 .) Freshwater written by Akwaeke Emezi

 Freshwater

Lists It Appears On:

  • Literary Hub
  • New Yorker
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Republic World
  • The New York Times

An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a result of being born “with one foot on the other side.” Unsettling, heartwrenching, dark, and powerful, Freshwater is a sharp evocation of a rare way of experiencing the world, one that illuminates how we all construct our identities. Ada begins her life in the south of Nigeria as a troubled baby and a source of deep concern to her family. Her parents, Saul and Saachi, successfully prayed her into existence, but as she grows into a volatile and splintered child, it becomes clear that something went terribly awry. When Ada comes of age and moves to America for college, the group of selves within her grows in power and agency. A traumatic assault leads to a crystallization of her alternate selves: Asụghara and Saint Vincent. As Ada fades into the background of her own mind and these selves–now protective, now hedonistic–move into control, Ada’s life spirals in a dark and dangerous direction. Narrated by the various selves within Ada and based in the author’s realities, Freshwater dazzles with ferocious energy and serpentine grace, heralding the arrival of a fierce new literary voice.



39 .) Heavy: An American Memoir written by Kiese Laymon

 Heavy: An American Memoir

Lists It Appears On:

  • Broadly
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Publishers Weekly

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of a lifetime of secrets, lies, and deception does to a black body, a black family, and a nation teetering on the brink of moral collapse. Kiese Laymon is a fearless writer. In his essays, personal stories combine with piercing intellect to reflect both on the state of American society and on his experiences with abuse, which conjure conflicted feelings of shame, joy, confusion and humiliation. Laymon invites us to consider the consequences of growing up in a nation wholly obsessed with progress yet wholly disinterested in the messy work of reckoning with where we’ve been. In Heavy, Laymon writes eloquently and honestly about growing up a hard-headed black son to a complicated and brilliant black mother in Jackson, Mississippi. From his early experiences of sexual violence, to his suspension from college, to his trek to New York as a young college professor, Laymon charts his complex relationship with his mother, grandmother, anorexia, obesity, sex, writing, and ultimately gambling. By attempting to name secrets and lies he and his mother spent a lifetime avoiding, Laymon asks himself, his mother, his nation, and us to confront the terrifying possibility that few in this nation actually know how to responsibly love, and even fewer want to live under the weight of actually becoming free. A personal narrative that illuminates national failures, Heavy is defiant yet vulnerable, an insightful, often comical exploration of weight, identity, art, friendship, and family that begins with a confusing childhood—and continues through twenty-five years of haunting implosions and long reverberations.



38 .) Kudos written by Rachel Cusk

 Kudos

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • New Yorker
  • The National
  • The New York Times
  • Washington Independent Review of Books

Rachel Cusk, the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of Outline and Transit, completes the transcendent literary trilogy with Kudos, a novel of unsettling power. A woman writer visits a Europe in flux, where questions of personal and political identity are rising to the surface and the trauma of change is opening up new possibilities of loss and renewal. Within the rituals of literary culture, Faye finds the human story in disarray amid differing attitudes toward the public performance of the creative persona. She begins to identify among the people she meets a tension between truth and representation, a fissure that accrues great dramatic force as Kudos reaches a profound and beautiful climax. In this conclusion to her groundbreaking trilogy, Cusk unflinchingly explores the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering. She is without question one of our most important living writers.



37 .) Lethal White written by Robert Galbraith

 Lethal White

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Business Insider
  • Glamour
  • iNews
  • Observer
  • The Fictional Chef

“I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.” When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic. Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside. And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.



36 .) Normal People written by Sally Rooney

 Normal People

Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Depository
  • Guardian
  • iNews
  • London Evening Standard
  • The Listener
  • The National

Connell and Marianne both grow up in the same town in rural Ireland. The similarities end there; they are from very different worlds. But they both get places to study at university in Dublin, and a connection that has grown between them despite the social tangle of school lasts long into the following years. Sally Rooney’s second novel is a deeply political novel, just as it’s also a novel about love. It’s about how difficult it is to speak to what you feel and how difficult it is to change. It’s wry and seductive; perceptive and bold. It will make you cry and you will know yourself through it.



35 .) Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger written by Soraya Chemaly

 Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Book Riot
  • Greater Good Magazine
  • NPR
  • PureWow
  • Self

A transformative book urging twenty-first century-women to embrace their anger and harness it as a tool for lasting personal and societal change. Women are angry, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. We are underpaid and overworked. Too sensitive, or not sensitive enough. Too dowdy or too made-up. Too big or too thin. Sluts or prudes. We are harassed, told we are asking for it, and asked if it would kill us to smile. Yes, yes it would. Contrary to the rhetoric of popular “self-help” and an entire lifetime of being told otherwise, our rage is one of the most important resources we have, our sharpest tool against both personal and political oppression. We’ve been told for so long to bottle up our anger, letting it corrode our bodies and minds in ways we don’t even realize. Yet our anger is a vital instrument, our radar for injustice and a catalyst for change. On the flip side, the societal and cultural belittlement of our anger is a cunning way of limiting and controlling our power. We are so often told to resist our rage or punished for justifiably expressing it, yet how many remarkable achievements in this world would never have gotten off the ground without the kernel of anger that fueled them? Rage Becomes Her makes the case that anger is not what gets in our way, it is our way, sparking a new understanding of one of our core emotions that will give women a liberating sense of why their anger matters and connect them to an entire universe of women no longer interested in making nice at all costs. Following in the footsteps of classic feminist manifestos like The Feminine Mystique and Our Bodies, Ourselves, Rage Becomes Her is an eye-opening book for the twenty-first century woman: an engaging, accessible credo offering us the tools to re-understand our anger and harness its power to create lasting positive change.



34 .) The Favorite Sister written by Jessica Knoll

 The Favorite Sister

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Book Depository
  • Fodor’s Travel
  • Marie Claire 1
  • PureWow
  • StyleCaster

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder… Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates. Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret. Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt. Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story. And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.



33 .) The Female Persuasion written by Meg Wolitzer

 The Female Persuasion

Lists It Appears On:

  • Glamour
  • London Evening Standard
  • NPR
  • People
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • The New York Times

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college freshman when she meets the woman she hopes will change her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant at sixty-three, has been a central pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others to influence the world. Upon hearing Faith speak for the first time, Greer–madly in love with her boyfriend, Cory, but still full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place–feels her inner world light up. Then, astonishingly, Faith invites Greer to make something out of that sense of purpose, leading Greer down the most exciting path of her life as it winds toward and away from her meant-to-be love story with Cory and the future she’d always imagined.



32 .) All You Can Ever Know written by Nicole Chung

 All You Can Ever Know

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Jezebel
  • Newsday
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • PureWow
  • StyleCaster

What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them? Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth. With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.



31 .) Feel Free written by Zadie Smith

 Feel Free

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Harvard Crimson
  • Newsweek
  • NPR
  • Observer
  • PureWow

Since she burst spectacularly into view with her debut novel almost two decades ago, Zadie Smith has established herself not just as one of the world’s preeminent fiction writers, but also a brilliant and singular essayist. She contributes regularly to The New Yorker and the New York Review of Books on a range of subjects, and each piece of hers is a literary event in its own right. Arranged into five sections—In the World, In the Audience, In the Gallery, On the Bookshelf, and Feel Free—this new collection poses questions we immediately recognize. What is The Social Network, and Facebook itself, really about? “It’s a cruel portrait of us: 500 million sentient people entrapped in the recent careless thoughts of a Harvard sophomore.” Why do we love libraries? “Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.” What will we tell our granddaughters about our collective failure to address global warming? “So I might say to her, look: the thing you have to appreciate is that we’d just been through a century of relativism and deconstruction, in which we were informed that most of our fondest-held principles were either uncertain or simple wishful thinking, and in many areas of our lives we had already been asked to accept that nothing is essential and everything changes and this had taken the fight out of us somewhat.” Gathering in one place for the first time previously unpublished work, as well as already classic essays, such as, Joy, and, Find Your Beach, Feel Free offers a survey of important recent events in culture and politics, as well as Smith’s own life. Equally at home in the world of good books and bad politics, Brooklyn-born rappers and the work of Swiss novelists, she is by turns wry, heartfelt, indignant, and incisive and never any less than perfect company. This is literary journalism at its zenith.



30 .) Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger written by Rebecca Traister

 Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

Lists It Appears On:

  • Another Long Weekend
  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Literary Hub
  • Mental Floss
  • NPR
  • People
  • PureWow

From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability to transcend into a political movement. In the year 2018, it seems as if women’s anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women’s March, and before the #MeToo movement, women’s anger was not only politically catalytic—but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded women’s slow rise to political power in America, as well as the ways that anger is received when it comes from women as opposed to when it comes from men. With eloquence and fervor, Rebecca tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Here Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is perceived based on its owner; as well as the history of caricaturing and delegitimizing female anger; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel—as is most certainly occurring today. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (notably, rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions. Highlighting a double standard perpetuated against women by all sexes, and its disastrous, stultifying effect, Traister’s latest is timely and crucial. It offers a glimpse into the galvanizing force of women’s collective anger, which, when harnessed, can change history.



29 .) How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science Of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, And Transcendence written by Michael Pollan

 How To Change Your Mind: What The New Science Of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, And Transcendence

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When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forward as a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinated by the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness.



28 .) Melmoth written by Sarah Perry

 Melmoth

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  • Red

For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our direction. It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless, itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of unenlightened fantasy. But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .



27 .) Small Fry written by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

 Small Fry

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Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents–artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs–Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents’ fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.



26 .) The Friend written by Sigrid Nunez​

 The Friend

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A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog’s care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.



25 .) Warlight written by Michael Ondaatje

 Warlight

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  • The New York Times

In a narrative as mysterious as memory itself – at once both shadowed and luminous – Warlight is a vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire. It is 1945, and London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. 14-year-old Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are apparently abandoned by their parents, left in the care of an enigmatic figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and grow both more convinced and less concerned as they get to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women with a shared history, all of whom seem determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all he didn’t know or understand in that time, and it is this journey – through reality, recollection, and imagination – that is told in this magnificent novel.



24 .) Calypso written by David Sedaris

 Calypso

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  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Republic World

David Sedaris returns with his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious book. If you’ve ever laughed your way through David Sedaris’s cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you’re getting with Calypso. You’d be wrong. When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it’s impossible to take a vacation from yourself. With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny–it’s a book that can make you laugh ’til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris’s powers of observation have never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future. This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet–and it just might be his very best.



23 .) Severance written by Ling Ma

 Severance

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  • The Listener
  • The New York Times

An offbeat office novel turns apocalyptic satire as a young woman transforms from orphan to worker bee to survivor Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine. With the recent passing of her Chinese immigrant parents, she’s had her fill of uncertainty. She’s content just to carry on: She goes to work, troubleshoots the teen-targeted Gemstone Bible, watches movies in a Greenpoint basement with her boyfriend. So Candace barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps New York. Then Shen Fever spreads. Families flee. Companies halt operations. The subways squeak to a halt. Her bosses enlist her as part of a dwindling skeleton crew with a big end-date payoff. Soon entirely alone, still unfevered, she photographs the eerie, abandoned city as the anonymous blogger NY Ghost. Candace won’t be able to make it on her own forever, though. Enter a group of survivors, led by the power-hungry IT tech Bob. They’re traveling to a place called the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines, and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Ling Ma’s Severance is a moving family story, a quirky coming-of-adulthood tale, and a hilarious, deadpan satire. Most important, it’s a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive.



22 .) The Library Book written by Susan Orlean

 The Library Book

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  • The Maine Edge
  • Washington Independent Review of Books

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. As the moments passed, the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm. As one fireman recounted, “Once that first stack got going, it was ‘Goodbye, Charlie.’” The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity; brings each department of the library to vivid life through on-the-ground reporting; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; reflects on her own experiences in libraries; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago.



21 .) The Overstory written by Richard Powers

 The Overstory

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  • Chicago Tribune
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  • Guardian
  • NPR
  • The Maine Edge
  • The New York Times

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hard-partying undergraduate in the late 1980s electrocutes herself, dies, and is sent back into life by creatures of air and light. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These four, and five other strangers—each summoned in different ways by trees—are brought together in a last and violent stand to save the continent’s few remaining acres of virgin forest. In his twelfth novel, National Book Award winner Richard Powers delivers a sweeping, impassioned novel of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, exploring the essential conflict on this planet: the one taking place between humans and nonhumans. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. The Overstory is a book for all readers who despair of humanity’s self-imposed separation from the rest of creation and who hope for the transformative, regenerating possibility of a homecoming. If the trees of this earth could speak, what would they tell us? “Listen. There’s something you need to hear.”



20 .) The Incendiaries written by R.O. Kwon

 The Incendiaries

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  • Broadly
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  • Mental Floss
  • Newsweek
  • NPR
  • NYLON
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • The A. V. Club

A powerful, darkly glittering novel of violence, love, faith, and loss, as a young woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrorism by a cult tied to North Korea. Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe. Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is increasingly drawn into a religious group—a secretive extremist cult—founded by a charismatic former student, John Leal. He has an enigmatic past that involves North Korea and Phoebe’s Korean American family. Meanwhile, Will struggles to confront the fundamentalism he’s tried to escape, and the obsession consuming the one he loves. When the group bombs several buildings in the name of faith, killing five people, Phoebe disappears. Will devotes himself to finding her, tilting into obsession himself, seeking answers to what happened to Phoebe and if she could have been responsible for this violent act. The Incendiaries is a fractured love story and a brilliant examination of the minds of extremist terrorists, and of what can happen to people who lose what they love most. who lose what they love most.



19 .) The Mars Room written by Rachel Kushner

 The Mars Room

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  • Self
  • Slate
  • The Listener
  • The New York Times

It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casual acts of violence by guards and prisoners alike; and the deadpan absurdities of institutional living, which Kushner evokes with great humor and precision.



18 .) Washington Black written by Esi Edugyan

 Washington Black

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  • Slate
  • The Listener
  • The New York Times

Washington Black is an eleven-year-old field slave who knows no other life than the Barbados sugar plantation where he was born. When his master’s eccentric brother chooses him to be his manservant, Wash is terrified of the cruelties he is certain await him. But Christopher Wilde, or “Titch,” is a naturalist, explorer, scientist, inventor, and abolitionist. He initiates Wash into a world where a flying machine can carry a man across the sky; where two people, separated by an impossible divide, might begin to see each other as human; and where a boy born in chains can embrace a life of dignity and meaning. But when a man is killed and a bounty is placed on Wash’s head, Titch abandons everything to save him. What follows is their flight along the eastern coast of America, and, finally, to a remote outpost in the Arctic, where Wash, left on his own, must invent another new life, one which will propel him further across the globe. From the sultry cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, Washington Black tells a story of friendship and betrayal, love and redemption, of a world destroyed and made whole again–and asks the question, what is true freedom?



17 .) You Think It, I’ll Say It written by Curtis Sittenfeld

 You Think It, I'll Say It

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  • Another Long Weekend
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  • People
  • PureWow

A suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie. A high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. A shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. Curtis Sittenfeld has established a reputation as a sharp chronicler of the modern age who humanizes her subjects even as she skewers them. Now, with this first collection of short fiction, her “astonishing gift for creating characters that take up residence in readers’ heads” (The Washington Post) is showcased like never before. Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.



16 .) Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup written by John Carreyrou

 Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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  • GQ
  • Marie Claire 1
  • Mental Floss
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library

The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup “unicorn” promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes’s worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn’t work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.



15 .) Florida written by Lauren Groff

 Florida

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The New York Times-bestselling author of Fates and Furies returns, bringing the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.



14 .) The Great Believers written by Rebecca Makkai

 The Great Believers

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  • Entertainment Weekly
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  • Newsweek
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  • PureWow
  • Self
  • The New York Times

A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed and award-winning author Rebecca Makkai. In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.



13 .) The Witch Elm written by Tana French

 The Witch Elm

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Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who’s dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life: he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family’s ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden – and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed. The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.



12 .) The Largesse of the Sea Maiden written by Denis Johnson

 The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

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  • Publishers Weekly
  • The A. V. Club
  • The Maine Edge
  • The New York Times

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. It follows the groundbreaking, highly acclaimed Jesus’ Son. Written in the same luminous prose, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating old age, mortality, the ghosts of the past, and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson’s death in May 2017, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.



11 .) Asymmetry written by Lisa Halliday

 Asymmetry

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  • GQ
  • Literary Hub
  • London Evening Standard
  • New Yorker
  • NPR
  • NYLON
  • Publishers Weekly
  • PureWow
  • The National
  • The New York Times

A singularly inventive and unforgettable debut novel about love, luck, and the inextricability of life and art, from 2017 Whiting Award winner Lisa Halliday. Told in three distinct and uniquely compelling sections, Asymmetry explores the imbalances that spark and sustain many of our most dramatic human relations: inequities in age, power, talent, wealth, fame, geography, and justice. The first section, “Folly,” tells the story of Alice, a young American editor, and her relationship with the famous and much older writer Ezra Blazer. A tender and exquisite account of an unexpected romance that takes place in New York during the early years of the Iraq War, “Folly” also suggests an aspiring novelist’s coming-of-age. By contrast, “Madness” is narrated by Amar, an Iraqi-American man who, on his way to visit his brother in Kurdistan, is detained by immigration officers and spends the last weekend of 2008 in a holding room in Heathrow. These two seemingly disparate stories gain resonance as their perspectives interact and overlap, with yet new implications for their relationship revealed in an unexpected coda. A stunning debut from a rising literary star, Asymmetry is an urgent, important, and truly original work that will captivate any reader while also posing arresting questions about the very nature of fiction itself.



10 .) Children of Blood and Bone written by Tomi Adeyemi

 Children of Blood and Bone

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  • Lost Between the Pages
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  • Republic World

They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise. Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.



9 .) The Immortalists written by Chloe Benjamin

 The Immortalists

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  • Marie Claire 1
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  • Phoenix Public Library
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  • Red
  • Republic World
  • The Bad Mommy Diaries

If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes. The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality. A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.



8 .) There There written by Tommy Orange

 There There

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  • Dandelion Chandelier
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Glamour
  • GQ
  • Harvard Crimson
  • NOW Toronto
  • NPR
  • Phoenix Public Library
  • Self
  • The New York Times

Fierce, angry, funny, heartbreaking—Tommy Orange’s first novel is a wondrous and shattering portrait of an America few of us have ever seen, and it introduces a brilliant new author at the start of a major career. There There is a relentlessly paced multigenerational story about violence and recovery, memory and identity, and the beauty and despair woven into the history of a nation and its people. It tells the story of twelve characters, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow. Jacquie Red Feather is newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind in shame. Dene Oxendene is pulling his life back together after his uncle’s death and has come to work at the powwow to honor his uncle’s memory. Opal Viola Victoria Bear Shield has come to watch her nephew Orvil, who has taught himself traditional Indian dance through YouTube videos and has come to the powwow to dance in public for the very first time. There will be glorious communion, and a spectacle of sacred tradition and pageantry. And there will be sacrifice, and heroism, and unspeakable loss. Here is a voice we have never heard—a voice full of poetry and rage, exploding onto the page with stunning urgency and force. Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide. An unforgettable debut, destined to become required reading in schools and universities across the country.



7 .) I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer written by Michelle McNamara

 I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

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  • Another Long Weekend
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  • BookClubbish
  • Boston.com
  • Glamour
  • Indigo
  • Jezebel
  • LitReactor
  • Mental Floss
  • PureWow
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A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case. “You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be gone in the dark.” For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called “the Golden State Killer.” Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic—capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim—he favored suburban couples—he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth.



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In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone in the dark about her encounter with Milkman. But when first brother-in-law sniffs out her struggle, and rumours start to swell, middle sister becomes ‘interesting’. The last thing she ever wanted to be. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous. Milkman is a tale of gossip and hearsay, silence and deliberate deafness. It is the story of inaction with enormous consequences.



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Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. In this deft exploration of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood in 21st century America, Jones achieves that most-elusive of all literary goals: the Great American Novel. Named an Oprah’s Book Club Selection.



4 .) Becoming written by Michelle Obama

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An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African-American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.



3 .) Circe written by Madeline Miller

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In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power—the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.



2 .) My Year of Rest and Relaxation written by Ottessa Moshfegh

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A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the surface. Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isn’t just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend. It’s the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? This story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs, designed to heal us from our alienation from this world, shows us how reasonable, even necessary, that alienation sometimes is. Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate – dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 – this novel is a showcase for the gifts of one of America’s major young writers working at the height of her powers.



1 .) Educated written by Tara Westover

 Educated

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An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castle about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag”. In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard. Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes and the will to change it.




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264Then She Was GoneLisa JewellIndigo
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265They Say BlueJillian TamakiCCBC
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266ThirteenSteve Cavanagh
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267Those Who Knew: A NovelIdra Novey
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268To Throw Away Unopened: A MemoirViv AlbertineBlackout
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269Tombland 
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270Trail Of LightningRebecca RoanhorseBook Riot
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271Unclaimed BaggageJen Doll
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272Unholy LandLavie TidharNPR
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273VoxChristina DalcherGlamour
Lost Between the Pages
274Wade in the Water: PoemsTracy K. Smith,
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275We Don’t Eat Our ClassmatesRyan T. HigginsKGNU
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276Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and LettersLucia Berlin
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277WestCarys DaviesGuardian
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278Where The Crawdads SingDelia Owens
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279Why We Get the Wrong PoliticiansIsabel HardmanGuardian
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280You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage ObsessionPiper Weiss
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281Your Duck Is My Duck: StoriesDeborah EisenbergNPR
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2821000 Books to Read Before You DieJames MustichKGNU
28317th Suspect 
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2841947: Where Now BeginsElisabeth Åsbrink, translatedNPR
2851983 – Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the BrinkTaylor Downing
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2868-Bit Apocalypse: The Untold Story of Atari’s Missile CommandAlex Rubens
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28784KClaire NorthNPR
288A Big Ship at the Edge of the UniverseAlex White
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289A Boy in the Water Guardian
290A Bunch of Books About Alienated Girls Jezebel
291A Carnival Of Losses: Notes Nearing NinetyDonald HallNPR
292A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl: A NovelJean Thompson
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293A Common Table: 80 Recipes And Stories From My Shared CulturesCynthia Chen McTernanNPR
294A Conspiracy of Truths 
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295A Court of Frost and Starlight 
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296A Cruelty Special To Our Species: PoemsEmily Jungmin YoonNPR
297A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo 
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298A Duke By Default: Reluctant RoyalsAlyssa ColeNPR
299A Gentleman in MoscowAmor Towles
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300A Gift From DarknessPatience Ibrahim and Andrea C. HoffmannNPR
301A Girl Like That CCBC
302A Handbook of Disappointed FateAnne BoyerBlackout
303A Hard Rain: America In The 1960s, Our Decade Of Hope, Possibility, And Innocence LostFrye GaillardNPR
304A Higher Loyalty 
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305A History of America in Ten StrikesErik Loomis
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306A Land of Permanent Goodbyes 
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307A Life Of My Own: A MemoirClaire TomalinNPR
308A Light of Her Own: A NovelCarrie Callaghan
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309A Little LifeHanya Yanagihara
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310A Love of Eating 
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311A Lucky Man: StoriesJamel BrinkleyNPR
312A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
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313A Manual for Cleaning WomenLucia BerlinJezebel
314A New Reality: Human Evolution For A Sustainable FutureJonas Salk and Jonathan SalkNPR
315A Possibility of Whales CCBC
316A Princess in TheoryALYSSA COLE
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317A Reaper at the Gates 
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318A Room Away From The WolvesNova Ren SumaNPR
319A Separate PeaceJohn Knowles
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320A Spark of Light 
Lost Between the Pages
321A State of FreedomNEEL MUKHERJEE
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322A Stitch In TimeDaphne KalmarNPR
323A Stranger’s PoseEmmanuel IdumaDaily Trust
324A Thousand Beginnings And EndingsEllen Oh and Elsie Chapman (editors)NPR
325A Veil of SpearsBradley P. Beaulieu
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326A View of the Empire at SunsetCARYL PHILLIPS
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327Aching God 
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328Achtung Baby: An American Mom On The German Art Of Raising Self-Reliant ChildrenSara ZaskeNPR
329Acid West Newsweek
330Across An Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands WarGeneral Cedric Delves
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331Action Comics: 80 Years of Superman Crosswalk
332Adrift – A True Story of Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell about ItBrian Murphy with Toula Vlahou
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333Afonja: The RiseTunde LeyeDaily Trust
334Africville CCBC
335After the Winter 
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336Ahab’s Return: or, The Last VoyageJeffrey Ford
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337
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338Algorithms to Live ByBrian Christian and Tom GriffithsDeep Dish
339Ali: A LifeJONATHAN EIG
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340All Among the Barley Observer
341All The Animals Where I LivePhilip C. SteadNPR
342All The AnswersMichael KuppermanNPR
343All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The WireJonathan Abrams
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344All We Know of Pleasure: Poetic EroticaWomenBroadly
345Am I Doing This Right? 
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346Am I There Yet?: The Loop-de-loop, Zigzagging Journey to AdulthoodMari AndrewSelf
347Amal UnboundAisha SaeedNPR
348America Is Not The Heart: A NovelElaine CastilloNPR
349American Dialogue: The Founders and UsJOSEPH J. ELLIS
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350American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early RepublicVICTORIA JOHNSON
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351American Interiors Observer
352
American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures
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353American PandaGloria ChaoStyleCaster
354AmericanahChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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355An Anthology of Intriguing Animals Guardian
356An Englishwoman’s Guide to the CowboyJune Kearns
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357An Irrational Hatred of EverythingRobert BanksIain Dale
358An Ocean of MinutesThea LimStyleCaster
359Ana Maria Reyes Does Not Live In A CastleHilda Eunice BurgosNPR
360And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle EastRichard Engel
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361And Then There Were NoneAgatha Christie
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362Anger is a Gift Book Riot
363Animals Eat Each OtherElle NashLitReactor
364Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation Guardian
365Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us And Undermines DemocracySiva VaidhyanathanNPR
366
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367Arthur Ashe: A LifeRaymond ArsenaultNPR
368Aska 
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369Asma’s Indian Kitchen Observer
370Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence—The Groundbreaking Meditation PracticeDaniel J. Siegel
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371AYITIRoxane Gay
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372Baby Monkey, Private Eye 
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373Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine: StoriesKevin Wilson
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374Back Talk: StoriesDanielle LazarinNPR
375Ball LightningCixin Liu, translatedNPR
376Baptism of FireAndrzej Sapkowski
You and I Books
377Basic Black with PearlsHelen Weinzweig
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378Basketball (and Other Things)Shea Serrano
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379Batman: White KnightSean Murphy
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380Be Kind 
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381Be PreparedVera BrosgolNPR
382Be With 
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383Beautiful Country Burn Again: Guardian
384Behind the ValeBrian D. Anderson
You and I Books
385BELLA FIGURAKamin Mohammadi
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386Belonging: A German Reckons With History And HomeNora KrugNPR
387
Ben Sasse, Them: Why We Hate Each Other-And How to Heal
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388Beneath A Ruthless Sun: A True Story Of Violence, Race, And Justice Lost And FoundGilbert KingNPR
389BergenersTomas Espedal
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
390Beside the Syrian SeaJames Wolff
London Evening Standard
391
Betraying Big Brother: The Feminist Awakening in China
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392Between Earth and SkyAmanda Skenandore
Broken Teepee
393Beyond Tribal LoyaltiesAvigail Abarbanel
Put It in Writing
394Big Game: The NFL In Dangerous TimesMark LeibovichNPR
395Big Little LiesLiane Moriarty
The Fictional Chef
396Bingo LoveTee Franklin, illustratedNPR
397Black Public History in Chicago: Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold WarIan Rocksborough-Smith
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398Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to ForgetSarah HepolaJezebel
399Blood of the GodsDavid Mealing
The Quill To Live
400Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Guardian
401BlueLaura Vaccaro SeegerNPR
402Bob 
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403Bobby Kennedy: A Raging SpiritChris Matthews
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404
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405Book a Hotel 
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406BooksDen Of Geek writers
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407BookwormLucy Mangan
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408BOSH! 
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409BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE 
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410Boys Will Be BoysClementine Ford
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411Brazen 
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412Breathe Observer
413Bridge of ClayMarkus Zusak
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414Brightly Burning 
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415Bring It Observer
416Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging Guardian
417Broad Band 
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418Broadsword Calling Danny BoyGeoff Dyer
London Evening Standard
419Broken GroundVal McDermid
Crime Fiction Lover
420Broken RiverJ. Robert LennonLitReactor
421Brothers in Blood Guardian
422Bruce Lee: A LifeMatthew Polly
Washington Independent Review of Books
423Bruegel’s Winter Scenes Observer
424Butterfly Guardian
425Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella StoryChris Nashawaty
Mental Floss
426Cake: A CookbookMaira Kalman and Barbara Scott-GoodmanNPR
427Call Me AmericanAbdi Nor Iftin
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428CALL ME ZEBRAAzareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
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429Call Them by Their True Names 
Arcadia on Books
430Calling All Minds 
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431Carceral CapitalismJackie WangBlackout
432Care Work: Dreaming Disability JusticeLeah Lakshmi Piepzna-SanarasinhaBroadly
433Case HistoriesKate Atkinson
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434Caspian: The Elements Observer
435
Catherine McIlwaine, Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth
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436CenzontleMarcelo Hernandez CastilloNPR
437Chamber Music: Guardian
438Charlotte Walsh Likes to WinJo Piazza
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439Charmcaster & SoulbinderSebastien de Castell
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440Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, And One Intact Glass CeilingAmy ChozickNPR
441Che: A Revolutionary LifeJon Lee Anderson, illustratedNPR
442Citizen IllegalJosé OlivarezNPR
443City Of Ash And Red: A NovelHye-young Pyun, translatedNPR
444City of KingsRob J. Hayes
You and I Books
445City of Light Guardian
446Cloudbursts – Collected and New StoriesThomas McGuane
Washington Independent Review of Books
447Coal Black Mornings Guardian
448Coconuts and Collards 
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449ColumnJoshua ChaplinskyLitReactor
450Come AgainNate PowellNPR
451Come West And See: StoriesMaxim LoskutoffNPR
452Comfort In An Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, And Instant PotMelissa ClarkNPR
453Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World’s Most Famous Detective WriterMargalit Fox
Mental Floss
454Confessions of a Recovering PoliticianNick de BoisIain Dale
455Confessions of the Fox New Yorker
456ConsentLeo Benedictus
The Listener
457Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, And The Anatomy Of IntrigueRyan HolidayNPR
458Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-HopVikki TobakNPR
459
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13
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460Coyote DoggirlLisa HanawaltNPR
461Coyote SongsGabino IglesiasLitReactor
462Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve JobsKen Kocienda
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463Crimson Lake 
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464Crook’s HollowRobert ParkerLitReactor
465Cruel FictionWendy TrevinoBlackout
466Crux: A Cross-Border MemoirJean GuerreroNPR
467Cyber Wars Observer
468Dactyl Hill SquadDaniel José OlderNPR
469Daemon VoicesPhilip PullmanSlate
470Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New YorkStacy Horn
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471Dancing Bears: True Stories Of People Nostalgic For Life Under TyrannyWitold Szablowski, translatedNPR
472Dark Sacred Night 
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473Darwin Comes To Town: How The Urban Jungle Drives EvolutionMenno SchilthuizenNPR
474
David R. Neinhuis, A Concise Guide to Reading the New Testament: A Canonical Introduction
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475Deadhouse Gates 
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476Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented CitizenJose Antonio Vargas
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477Dear Evan HansenVal EmmichWeird Zeal
478Dear Madam President 
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479Dearest Squirrel Observer
480Death Of A Rainmaker: A Dust Bowl MysteryLaurie LoewensteinNPR
481Debussy: A Painter in Sound Guardian
482Deep Underwater CCBC
483
Design as Democracy: Techniques for Collective Creativity
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484
Desirable Body by Hubert Haddad, translated from the French by Alyson Waters
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485
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
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486Devil at My HeelsDavid Rensin and Louis Zamperini
Contemplative Nostalgia
487Devil’s PawnKukogho Iruesiri SamsonDaily Trust
488Diaries Volume 7: From Crash to DefeatAlastair CampbellIain Dale
489
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13)
 
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490Dirty Plotte Observer
491Disappointment River 
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492Disoriental Book Riot
493DividedTim Marshall
Put It in Writing
494Do Not Lick This BookIdan Ben-Barak, illustratedNPR
495Dog Man 5: Lord of the Fleas 
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496Dog Show 1961-1978 Guardian
497Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine And Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, And SickMaya DusenberyNPR
498Don’t Call Us Dead Observer
499Don’t Skip Out on MeWilly Vlautin.KGNU
500Donald Trump! Annual 2019 Guardian
501Dragons In A BagZetta Elliott, illustratedNPR
502Dramatic Exchanges Observer
503Drawing Architecture Observer
504Drawn TogetherMinh Lê, illustratedNPR
505Dry, Neal Shusterman, Jarrod Shusterman. KGNU
506Duppies Guardian
507Dust to DewBetty IraborDaily Trust
508Dylan by Schatzberg Newsweek
509
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510Eat a Little Better 
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511Eat Happy: 30-minute Feelgood Food 
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512EdenAndrea KleineNYLON
513EGGSHELL SKULL 
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514Eight to 12 years Guardian
515
Eleanor, Or, the Rejection of the Progress of Love
 
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516ElevationStephen King
Phoenix Public Library
517Elon MuskAshlee Vance
Darius Foroux
518ELSEY COME HOMESusan Conley
Fodor’s Travel
519EmbersSoji ColeDaily Trust
520Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and PrideDavid DeSteno
Greater Good Magazine
521Empire of SandTasha Suri
You and I Books
522England: Poems From a School Observer
523Enigma VariationsAndre Aciman
London Evening Standard
524Enter, Fleeing Observer
525Eternal LifeDARA HORN
The New York Times
526Eternity GirlMagdalene Visaggio, illustratedNPR
527Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the WorldEileen McNamara
Washington Independent Review of Books
528Europe: A Natural History Guardian
529Eventide Newsweek
530Every Note PlayedLisa Genova
The Bad Mommy Diaries
531Everyday Dorie: The Way I CookDorie GreenspanNPR
532Everything Here Is Beautiful 
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533Everything I Know About Love 
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534Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in AmericaVegas TenoldLitReactor
535Everything You Need For A TreehouseCarter Higgins, illustratedNPR
536Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay Book Riot
537Excess — The FactoryLeslie KaplanBlackout
538Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss ChroniclesMark Russell, illustratedNPR
539ExposureOlivia Sudjic
London Evening Standard
540Extreme Conservation: Life at the Edges of the WorldJoel Berger
Washington Independent Review of Books
541Face the Wind and FlyJenny Harper
Put It in Writing
542Famous Adopted People: A NovelAlice Stephens
Washington Independent Review of Books
543Famous Father Girl: A Memoir Of Growing Up BernsteinJamie BernsteinNPR
544Fantastic Four: Behold … Galactus!Stan Lee, John Byrne, and Jack Kirby
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545Fatal InheritanceRachel RhysRed
546Female Persuasion 
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547FeminastyErin GibsonGlamour
548Find Me GoneSarah Meuleman
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549Fire and Blood 
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550Fire Sermon 
Literary Hub
551Fire Song CCBC
552FireflyHenry Porter
London Evening Standard
553Five to eight years Guardian
554Flash: The Making of Weegee the FamousChristopher BonanosNewsday
555Floating CityKerri Sakamoto
NOW Toronto
556Fly GirlsKeith O’Brien.
Dandelion Chandelier
557Flying Tips for Flightless Birds Guardian
558Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFLJeff Pearlman
The Maine Edge
559
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560
FOR THE COUSIN WHO LOVES A PLUCKY HEROINE
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561Force of Nature Observer
562Forever Or A DaySarah JacobyNPR
563French ExitPatrick deWitt
NOW Toronto
564From Cold War to Hot Peace 
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565
From the Heart of Africa: A Book of Wisdom
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566From Twinkle, With LoveSandhya MenonNPR
567Front DeskKelly YangNPR
568Fruit of Knowledge Guardian
569Fruit of the Drunken TreeIngrid Rojas Contreras
Harvard Crimson
570Full DisclosureStormy DanielsNPR
571Future Home of the Living God Guardian
572Future Politics: Living Together in a World TransformedTech
London Evening Standard
573Gandhi: The Years that Changed the World, 1914-1948Ramachandra Guha
The Listener
574Garage Newsweek
575
Gary Moon, Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
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576Gather & Graze 
Book Depository
577George Howe Colt Newsweek
578Getting Things DoneDavid AllenDeep Dish
579GGN Landscapes, 1999-2018 The Dirt
580Ghost Boys 
Book Depository
581Ghost Wall Observer
582Ghosts In The Schoolyard: Racism And School Closings On Chicago’s South SideEve L. EwingNPR
583Giada’s Italy 
Book Depository
584Gift HorseJan Ruth
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585
Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History
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586Girls Guardian
587Give Me Some TruthEric GansworthNPR
588Gnomon: A NovelNick HarkawayNPR
589Go, Went, GoneJENNY ERPENBECK. Translated by Susan
The New York Times
590Gods of Howl MountainTaylor BrownLitReactor
591Gods of Wood and StoneMark Di Ionno
The Maine Edge
592Gone So LongAndre Dubus III
Boston.com
593Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo
Muddy Stilettos
594Grant Bloomberg
595Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve MoreMorten Hansen
Greater Good Magazine
596Great BelieversRebecca Makkai.KGNU
597Greeks Bearing GiftsPhilip KerrNPR
598Green SunKent Anderson
The Listener
599Gross Anatomy: Dispatches from the Front (and Back)Mara Altman
The Progressive
600Grumpy MonkeySuzanne Lang, Max LangKGNU
601Hadrian’s WallAdrian Goldsworthy
Washington Independent Review of Books
602Half of a Yellow SunChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Business Insider
603Half-WitchJohn SchoffstallNPR
604Halfstory Halflife Observer
605Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That LastsSuzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski
Greater Good Magazine
606HeartbreakerClaudia Dey
The Maine Edge
607
Heaven on Earth: Painting and the Life to Come
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608Heimat Guardian
609Hello Hello 
Book Depository
610Hello World Guardian
611Here To StaySara FarizanNPR
612Hey, KiddoJarrett J. KrosoczkaNPR
613Hidden Tapestry: Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them OneDebra Dean
Washington Independent Review of Books
614High Growth Handbook Bloomberg
615High White SunJ Todd Scott
Crime Fiction Lover
616Hiking With Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You AreJohn KaagNPR
617His Favorites: A NovelKate WalbertNPR
618
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
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619Hitler’s British TraitorsTim TaleIain Dale
620Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, And The Fate Of The Great Mexican-American MigrationAlfredo CorchadoNPR
621Homey Don’t Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy RevolutionDavid Peisner
Mental Floss
622Hope in The Holler 
Book Depository
623House of StoneNovuyo Rosa Tshuma
The Listener
624Housegirl: A NovelMichael DonkorNPR
625How Are You Going To Save YourselfJM HolmesNPR
626How Democracy Ends Observer
627How Long ‘Til Black Future Month?: StoriesN.K. JemisinNPR
628How Saints DieCarmen Marcus
Den of Geek
629How Shostakovich Changed My MindStephen Johnson
London Evening Standard
630How to be a CraftivistSarah Corbett
Put It in Writing
631How To Be A LionEd VereNPR
632How to Be Alone: If You Want To, and Even If You Don’tLane Moore
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633How to Break up with Your PhoneCatherine Price
The National
634How To Invent Everything: A Survival Guide For The Stranded Time TravelerRyan NorthNPR
635How to Live Forever: The Enduring Power of Connecting the GenerationsMarc Freedman
Greater Good Magazine
636HOW TO LOVE A JAMAICANAlexia Arthurs
Fodor’s Travel
637Hudson and Halls: The Food of LoveJoanne Drayton
The Listener
638Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyRoxane Gay
Business Insider
639
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death
 
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640I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and Other Reasons I’ve Put My Faith in BeyoncéMichael ArceneauxJezebel
641I Might Regret This Newsweek
642
I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s College, Cambridge, and an English Singing Style
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643I Still Dream Guardian
644I’ll Be There For You: The One About FriendsKelsey Miller
Mental Floss
645I’m A Joke And So Are YouRobin Ince
Den of Geek
646I’m Absolutely Fine!: A Manual for Imperfect WomenEmilie McMeekan and Annabel Rivkin
London Evening Standard
647IceAnna Kavan
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
648
Identity: Contemporary Identity Politics and the S
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649If They Come for UsFatimah Asghar
The Progressive
650If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi: StoriesNeel PatelNPR
651Imagine Wanting Only This Guardian
652ImprovementJOAN SILBER
The New York Times
653In Defense of Public Lands: The Case against Privatization and TransferSteven Davis
The Progressive
654In Every Moment We Still Are AliveTOM MALMQUIST. Translated by
The New York Times
655In My LifeAlan JohnsonIain Dale
656In Praise of Shadows Observer
657In Pursuit of CivilityKeith Thomas
London Evening Standard
658In the Enemy’s House: The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian SpiesHoward Blum
Mental Floss
659InappropriationLexi FreimanNYLON
660IncertoNassim Nicholas Taleb
Darius Foroux
661Indianapolis: The True Story Of The Worst Sea Disaster In U.S. Naval History And The Fifty-Year Fight To Exonerate An Innocent ManLynn Vincent and Sara VladicNPR
662IndictusNatalie Eilbert
The Progressive
663InfidelPornsak Pichetshote and Aaron CampbellNPR
664Inkling CCBC
665Inner City Pressure: The Story Of GrimeDan HancoxNPR
666Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins And Their Rendezvous With American HistoryYunte HuangNPR
667Inside the Villains Guardian
668
Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
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669Isobel’s PromiseMaggie Christensen
Put It in Writing
670Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, DeliciousMichael Solomonov and Steven CookNPR
671It’s Who We AreChristine Webber
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672Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter To The WorldAshley Herring BlakeNPR
673Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving HandbookJoyce GoldsteinNPR
674Jane, UnlimitedKristin CashoreWeird Zeal
675Japan: The Cookbook 
Book Depository
676Jar of HeartsJennifer HillierLitReactor
677
Jaron Lanier, Ten Reasons for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now
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678Jasper Observer
679Jeeves and the Ace of ClubsBen Schott
London Evening Standard
680Jell-O Girls. KGNU
681
Jeremy Corbyn and the Strange Rebirth of Labour England
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682Just The Funny Parts: …And A Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into The Hollywood Boys’ ClubNell ScovellNPR
683K-PunkMark FisherBlackout
684Kaiser! Guardian
685
Karen Swallow Prior, On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life Through the Great Books
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686Kayleen Schaefer 
Dandelion Chandelier
687
Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government
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688Killers of the Flower MoonDavid Grann
Contemplative Nostalgia
689King Of AssassinsRJ Barker
You and I Books
690Kingdom Guardian
691Kingdom Of GravityNick MakohaDaily Trust
692Kitchen ConfidentialAnthony Bourdain
Business Insider
693
Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes
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694Korrespondenz, Briefe, Texte und DokumenteArthur RimbaudBlackout
695Lab GirlHope Jahren
Business Insider
696Landfill Guardian
697Last Dragon StandingRachel Aaron
The Quill To Live
698Late FameArthur SchnitzlerJezebel
699Lateral Cooking Observer
700Laura & Emma 
Literary Hub
701Laws Of Human NatureRobert Greene
Darius Foroux
702Learning to Breathe CCBC
703Leif Enger, Virgil Wander: A Novel Crosswalk
704Lenin the DictatorVictor Sebestyen
London Evening Standard
705Leonardo da Vinci Bloomberg
706LessAndrew Sean Greer
The Listener
707Let’s Go Newsweek
708Let’s Eat France Guardian
709
Letters to the Leaders of China: Kongjian Yu and the Future of the Chinese City
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710
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
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711Life, Liberation and Doris LessingLara Feigel’s Free Woman
London Evening Standard
712Like A Mother: A Feminist Journey Through The Science And Culture Of PregnancyAngela GarbesNPR
713Lilac GirlsMartha Hall Kelly
The Bad Mommy Diaries
714Liquid Observer
715Listen To The Marriage: A NovelJohn Jay OsbornNPR
716Little: A NovelEdward CareyNPR
717Llamaphones 
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718Long Shot Book Riot
719Look Alive Out There 
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720Look For Me 
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721Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine HansberryImani Perry
Dandelion Chandelier
722Lord of The ButterfliesAndrea Gibson
Marie Claire 1
723Lost ObjectsMarian Womack
Den of Geek
724Love & TroubleClaire Dederer
Muddy Stilettos
725Luckiest Girl AliveJessica Knoll
The Bad Mommy Diaries
726Luisa – Now And ThenCarole Maurel and Mariko TamakiNPR
727Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess MargaretCraig Brown
The Listener
728Machine Without HorsesHelen Humphreys
NOW Toronto
729Mad BoyNick Arvin.KGNU
730Mad Love and WarJoy Harjo
Contemplative Nostalgia
731Maeve in America: Essaysa Girl from Somewhere Else
The Progressive
732Magnolia Table 
Book Depository
733Maker of Patterns 
Book Depository
734Making UpLucy ParkerNPR
735Maps of London & Beyond Guardian
736Mariam Sharma Hits The RoadSheba KarimNPR
737
Marilynne Robinson, What Are We Doing Here?: Essays
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738Mars RoomRachel KushnerKGNU
739Masahisa Fukase Observer
740Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s GuideBrandon Webb and John David MannNPR
741
Maxwell King, The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
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742MazarineCharlotte Grimshaw
The Listener
743Meddling KidsEdgar CanteroLitReactor
744Megabat CCBC
745Memory and StrawAngus Peter Campbell
Put It in Writing
746Memory PiecesMaurice Gee
The Listener
747Memphis Rent Party: The Blues, Rock & Soul In Music’s HometownRobert GordonNPR
748MiddenJulia BouwsmaNPR
749Midwinter BreakBernard MacLaverty
Put It in Writing
750Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More Than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers That Deliver Bold Flavor, FastChristopher KimballNPR
751MineJL Butler
Muddy Stilettos
752Mirage 
Lost Between the Pages
753Miss Blaine’s Prefect and the Golden SamovarOlga Wojtas
Put It in Writing
754MissingAlison Moore
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
755
Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories From a Southern Boy’s Heart
 Newsweek
756Mommy’s KhimarJamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, illustratedNPR
757Money in the MorgueNgaio Marsh & Stella Duffy
The Listener
758Monster CCBC
759Monster PortraitsSofia Samatar, illustratedNPR
760Mr Lear: A Life of Art and NonsenseJenny Uglow
The Listener
761Mr. Nice GuyJennifer Miller and Jason FeifferStyleCaster
762Municipal Dreams Observer
763Murmur Guardian
764My Brother’s Husband, Volume 2Gengoroh Tagame, translatedNPR
765My Ex-Life: A NovelStephen McCauleyNPR
766My Life As A Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular CultureGuy BranumNPR
767My Life in FootballKevin KeeganIain Dale
768My Love Story Guardian
769My Own Devices: True Stories From The Road On Music, Science, And Senseless LoveDessaNPR
770My So-Called Bollywood LifeNisha SharmaNPR
771My Squirrel DaysEllie Kemper
Den of Geek
772My Struggle: Book 6KARL OVE KNAUSGAARD.
The New York Times
773My Transition HoursGoodluck JonathanDaily Trust
774Mystic River 
A Mind for Madness
775MythosStephen FryCat Rose
776Never Anyone But You Guardian
777Neverworld WakeMarisha PesslLitReactor
778
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You
 Bloomberg
779New Sampler QuiltDiana LeoneEconogal
780New ShoesChris RaschkaNPR
781Next Year in Havana Book Riot
782Night MovesJessica HopperNPR
783Nightmare KeepPhil Tucker
You and I Books
784Nine Pints Guardian
785No Fixed Address CCBC
786No Limits: How Craig Heatley Became a Top New Zealand EntrepreneurJoanne Black
The Listener
787NoirChristopher Moore
The Maine Edge
788NomadlandJessica BruderJezebel
789Not My Idea: A Book About WhitenessAnastasia HigginbothamNPR
790November Road Newsweek
791Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas For Reinventing LeftoversJulia TurshenNPR
792Now We Can See the MoonBerit EllingsenLitReactor
793Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeAndrew Miller
London Evening Standard
794Number One Chinese Restaurant: A NovelLillian LiNPR
795Obsidio – the Illuminae files part 3 
Book Depository
796Odd One OutNic StoneNPR
797Of Sirens, Body & FaultlinesNat RahaBlackout
798Of Women And FrogsBisi AdjaponDaily Trust
799OFF THE RAILSBeppe Severgnini
Fodor’s Travel
800Oh CrumbsKathryn Freeman
Put It in Writing
801Old BaggageLissa EvansRed
802On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty CCBC
803On The Other Side Of Freedom: The Case For HopeDeRay MckessonNPR
804Once And Forever: The Tales Of Kenji MiyazawaKenji Miyazawa, translatedNPR
805Once Upon a RiverDiane Setterfield
Broken Teepee
806Once Upon a SnowstormRichard Johnson
London Evening Standard
807ONE DAY IN DECEMBERJosie Silver
Fodor’s Travel
808One in a MillionLindsey Kelk
Marie Claire 1
809One of Us Is LyingKaren McManus
The Bad Mommy Diaries
810One Thousand Stars and YouIsabelle Broom
Put It in Writing
811One Word KillMark Lawrence
You and I Books
812Only Killers and Thieves 
Book Depository
813Ordinary People New Yorker
814
Ordinary Saviour’ edited by Richard Ali & Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
 Daily Trust
815Other People’s Love Affairs: StoriesD. Wystan Owen
Washington Independent Review of Books
816Our HouseLouise CandlishRed
817
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America
 Bloomberg
818
Overgrown: Practices Between Landscape Architecture and Gardening
 The Dirt
819Owl Sense Guardian
820Packing My Library: An Elegy And Ten DigressionsAlberto ManguelNPR
821Painter to the King Observer
822Palaces For The People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, And The Decline Of Civic LifeEric KlinenbergNPR
823Palafox 
Brazos Bookstore -Mark
824Paper CutsStephen Bernard
London Evening Standard
825Paper GhostsJulia Heaberlin
Crime Fiction Lover
826Paris in the Present Tense Bloomberg
827Paternus: Wrath of GodsDyrk Ashton
You and I Books
828PeachEmma Glass
Washington Independent Review of Books
829
Peanut Butter and Jelly (a Narwhal and Jelly Book #3)
 
Book Depository
830Pearls Before PoppiesRachel Trethewey
London Evening Standard
831Peggy Observer
832Perennial SellerRyan Holiday
One Little Library
833Perfect Cake 
Book Depository
834Persepolis RisingJames S. A. Corey
The Quill To Live
835
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 5
 LitReactor
836Philosophy As a Way of LifePierre Hadot
Darius Foroux
837Photographic: The Life Of Graciela IturbideIsabel Quintero, illustratedNPR
838Photographs 1997-2017 Observer
839Picture books Guardian
840Planted Guardian
841Playing to the Gods: Sarah Bernhardt, Eleonora Duse, and the Rivalry That Changed Acting ForeverPeter Rader
The Maine Edge
842Playing with MatchesHannah OrensteinStyleCaster
843Plum Rains Book Riot
844Ponti 
Literary Hub
845Port of ShadowsGlen Cook
The Quill To Live
846
Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility
 Bloomberg
847Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls WilderCaroline FraserJezebel
848Priest of BonesPeter McLean
You and I Books
849Principles: Life and Work Bloomberg
850Promise Me, DadJoe Biden
The Conversation
851PropertyLIONEL SHRIVER.
The New York Times
852ProvidenceCaroline Kepnes
Muddy Stilettos
853Punch & Judy Politics Guardian
854Pure Hollywood: And Other StoriesCHRISTINE SCHUTT
The New York Times
855PutneySofka ZinovieffSelf
856Queen of Air and Darkness 
Book Depository
857QuenchGina Bria & Dana Cohen.KGNU
858Radio SilenceAlice OsemanWeird Zeal
859Rafe Book Riot
860Raised Row GardeningJim and Mary CompettiEconogal
861Rationality: From AI to ZombiesEliezer YudkowskyDeep Dish
862Rayon Vert Observer
863Re-engineering Humanity Observer
864Reagan: An American JourneyBob Spitz
Publishers Weekly
865Rebound 
Book Depository
866Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni MitchellDavid Yaffe
Business Insider
867Red CardKen BensingerGQ
868Red, White, Blue: A NovelLea CarpenterNPR
869Redemption’s Blade: After The WarAdrian Tchaikovsky
Den of Geek
870Remembrance of Earth’s Past 
A Mind for Madness
871Repeal the 8th 
The Progressive
872Repertoire 
Book Depository
873Reported SpeechPavel ArsenievBlackout
874
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship
 
Book Depository
875Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and HappinessRick Hanson and Forrest Hanson
Greater Good Magazine
876Resin Guardian
877Restless Souls 
Literary Hub
878ReturningYael Shahar
Washington Independent Review of Books
879Revenant GunYoon Ha Lee
The Quill To Live
880River 
Brazos Bookstore -Mark
881River City, City Rivers The Dirt
882Road to Disaster: A New History of America’s Descent into VietnamBrian VanDeMark
Washington Independent Review of Books
883
Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism
 The Dirt
884Roberto’s Rio Observer
885
Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice From My Bipolar Life
 Book Riot
886Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the MoonRobert Kurson
The Maine Edge
887Rogue Protocol & Exit StrategyMartha Wells
The Quill To Live
888Rome Resurgent: War and Empire in the Age of JustinianPeter Heather
Washington Independent Review of Books
889Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished LifeRose Tremain
London Evening Standard
890RotoroaAmy Head
The Listener
891RoyalsRachel HawkinsStyleCaster
892SadieCourtney SummersNPR
893Sadness Is a White Bird: A NovelMoriel Rothman-Zecher
Washington Independent Review of Books
894Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good CookingSamin Nosrat
Business Insider
895Sam Hunt: Off the RoadColin Hogg
The Listener
896Santa’s Wonderful Workshop Guardian
897Sawkill Girls Book Riot
898Scribe: A NovelAlyson HagyNPR
899SeafireNatalie C. ParkerNPR
900Searing Inspiration: Fast, Adaptable Entrées And Fresh Pan SaucesSusan VollandNPR
901
Seduction: Sex, Lies and Stardom in Howard Hughes’s Hollywood
 Newsweek
902See What Can Be Done: Essays, Criticism, and CommentaryLorrie Moore
Mental Floss
903Seeking WisdomPeter Bevelin
Darius Foroux
904Senlin Ascends & Arm of the Sphinx* 
The Speculative Shelf
905
Seth Godin, This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
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906Sevens Heaven Guardian
907Shade, The Changing Girl Vol. 2: Little RunawayCecil Castellucci and Marley ZarconeNPR
908Shadow of the ExileMitchell Hogan
You and I Books
909Shadows on the TundraDalia Grinkeviciute
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
910Shakespeare: The Theatre of Our World Observer
911She Begat This: 20 Years Of The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillJoan MorganNPR
912She Regrets NothingAndrea DunlopStyleCaster
913She Would Be KingWayétu MooreSelf
914Shout Your AbortionAmelia Bonow and Emily NokesBroadly
915Shrinking VioletsJoe MoranCat Rose
916Sick: A MemoirPorochista Khakpour
Mental Floss
917Sign Here Guardian
918SketchtasyMattilda Bernstein SycamoreNPR
919Skinningrove Observer
920Skinny DipCarl Hiaasen
Business Insider
921Skulduggery PleasantDerek Land.KGNU
922Sky in the Deep 
Book Depository
923Slave Old ManPATRICK CHAMOISEAU. Translated
The New York Times
924Small Animals: Parenthood In The Age Of FearKim BrooksNPR
925Smoke and Ashes Observer
926Snow AngelJJ Marsh
Put It in Writing
927Social Creature: A NovelTara Isabella BurtonNPR
928Soho in the EightiesChristopher Howse
London Evening Standard
929Some Trick: Thirteen StoriesHelen DeWittNPR
930Somewhere Beyond the SeaMiranda Dickinson
Put It in Writing
931Song of a Captive Bird 
Book Depository
932SororityGenevieve Sly Crane
Marie Claire 1
933South Toward Home: Adventures and Misadventures in My Native LandJulia Reed
Washington Independent Review of Books
934Space OperaCatherynne M. ValenteNPR
935Spawning Generations: Rants And Reflections On Growing Up With LGBTQ+ Parents editedSadie Epstein-Fine and Makeda Zook
NOW Toronto
936Speak No EvilUzodinma Iweala
Boston.com
937Speak: The Graphic Novel CCBC
938SpentGeoffrey MillerDeep Dish
939Split ToothTanya TagaqNPR
940Square Eyes Guardian
941State Tectonics Book Riot
942Stay HungrySebastian Maniscalco
Darius Foroux
943Stealing The Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing TelevisionJoy PressNPR
944Stevens Adams: My Life, My FightSteven Adams
The Listener
945Stolen Life & The Universal MachineFred MotenBlackout
946Structures of Coastal Resilience The Dirt
947
Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals
 Bloomberg
948
Sugar High: Sweet & Savory Baking in Your High Altitude Kitchen.
 KGNU
949Sunburn Newsweek
950Swan SongKelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott
London Evening Standard
951Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster CCBC
952Swimming Between WorldsElaine Neil Orr
Broken Teepee
953Syncopation Book Riot
954Taking the Arrow Out of the HeartAlice Walker
Mental Floss
955Tales from the Inner City 
Book Depository
956Tatau: A Cultural History of Samoan Tattooing,Sean Mallon and Sébastien Galliot
The Listener
957
Tempests and Slaughter (The Numair Chronicles, Book One)
 
Book Depository
958Terra Nullius: A NovelClaire G. ColemanNPR
959Tess Of The RoadRachel HartmanNPR
960TestimonyRobbie Robertson
Business Insider
961Thank You for Being LateThomas Friedman
The Conversation
962Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite Guardian
963Thanks A Thousand: A Gratitude JourneyA.J. Jacobs
Mental Floss
964That Kind Of Mother: A NovelRumaan AlamNPR
965That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound: Dylan, Nashville, and the Making of Blonde on BlondeDaryl Sanders
Business Insider
966That Was SomethingDan CallahanNYLON
967The Alice NetworkKate QuinnEconogal
968The Almost SistersJoshilyn Jackson
Broken Teepee
969The Anatomy of Story 
A Mind for Madness
970The AnimatorsKayla Rae Whitaker
Business Insider
971The Arab of the Future Observer
972The Art of the Tea Towel Guardian
973The Art of the Wasted Day 
Arcadia on Books
974The Artful Evolution Of Hal & Mal’sMalcolm White, illustratedNPR
975The Artist’s WayJulia CameronCat Rose
976The Astonishing Colour of After 
Book Depository
977The Astronaut Selection Test Book Guardian
978The Beasts Of GrimheartKieran Larwood
Den of Geek
979The Beauty Suit 
Lost Between the Pages
980The Beekeeper of SinjarDunya Mikhail
London Evening Standard
981The Belles 
Book Depository
982The Benefits Of Being An OctopusAnn BradenNPR
983The Best Bad ThingsKatrina Carrasco
The A. V. Club
984The Biography of StoryTrish Nicholson
Put It in Writing
985The Bitter TwinsJen Williams
Den of Geek
986The Blanqui ReaderAuguste BlanquiBlackout
987The Boneless MerciesApril Genevieve TucholkeKGNU
988The Book of Extraordinary Deaths: True Accounts of Ill-Fated LivesCecilia RuizLitReactor
989The Book of M 
Book Depository
990
The Book of Why: The New Science of Cause and Effect
 Bloomberg
991The Boy at the Keyhole: A NovelStephen Giles
Washington Independent Review of Books
992The Boys in the BoatDaniel James Brown
One Little Library
993The Bridge of BeyondSimone Schwarz-Bart
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
994The Broken Girls 
Book Depository
995
The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3)
 
Book Depository
996The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American SouthRadley Balko and Tucker Carrington
Mental Floss
997The Calculating Stars Book Riot
998The Cardboard Kingdom 
Book Depository
999The Case Against SugarGary TaubesEconogal
1000The Cemetery in BarnesGabriel Josipovici
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
1001
The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason
 Newsweek
1002The Choice 
Book Depository
1003The ClarityKeith ThomasEconogal
1004The Cold SummerGianrico Carofiglio
London Evening Standard
1005The Collected Poems of Bertolt BrechtBertolt BrechtBlackout
1006The Collected Stories Of Diane Williams 
The A. V. Club
1007The Colonial Conquest 
Literary Hub
1008The Complete Divan of HafezHafez
Darius Foroux
1009
The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
 Bloomberg
1010The Cook and the King 
Book Depository
1011
The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness
 Bloomberg
1012The Court Dancer: A NovelKyung-Sook Shin, translatedNPR
1013The Creative Introvert by… Me. Cat Rose
1014The Creative LicenseDanny GregoryCat Rose
1015The Cruel PrinceHolly Black
Contemplative Nostalgia
1016
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
 Bloomberg
1017The Dark Descent Of Elizabeth FrankensteinKiersten WhiteNPR
1018The Day You Begin 
Book Depository
1019The DeathlessPeter Newman
You and I Books
1020The Deeper the Water the Uglier the FishKatya ApekinaGQ
1021The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood AdversityNadine Burke Harris
Greater Good Magazine
1022The Defining DecadeMeg Jay
Business Insider
1023The Discomfort ZoneFarrah Storr
Muddy Stilettos
1024The Dog in Photography: 1839-TodayRaymond Merritt
Mental Floss
1025The Dogs of Detroit: StoriesBrad Felver
Washington Independent Review of Books
1026The Dragon Slayer: Folktales From Latin AmericaJaime HernandezNPR
1027The Dresden Files 
A Mind for Madness
1028The Drunken Sailor Guardian
1029
The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do
 Bloomberg
1030The Electric StateSimon StalenhagNPR
1031The Electric Woman 
Book Depository
1032
The Elephant in The Brain — Robin Hanson and Kevin Simler
 Deep Dish
1033The Empire of AshesAnthony Ryan
The Quill To Live
1034The End of JobsTaylor PearsonDeep Dish
1035
The Eye That Never Sleeps: How Detective Pinkerton Saved President Lincoln
 Newsweek
1036The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer And The Plot To Kill HitlerJohn HendrixNPR
1037
The Fall of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest of a Progressive Bastion and the Future of American Politics
 Newsweek
1038The Females 
Literary Hub
1039The Feral DetectiveJonathan Lethem
Crime Fiction Lover
1040The Field Of Blood: Violence In Congress And The Road To Civil WarJoanne B. FreemanNPR
1041The FightersC.J. ChiversNPR
1042The Final VoicemailsMax Ritvo
Boston.com
1043The Fire Next TimeJames Baldwin
Business Insider
1044The Flavor Matrix 
Book Depository
1045The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes And Stories Under The StarsGayle Pirie and John ClarkNPR
1046The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and GoogleScott Galloway
Business Insider
1047The French GirlLexie Elliott
The Listener
1048The Friendly OnesPhilip Hensher
The Listener
1049The Frighteners: Why We Love Monsters, Ghosts, Death & GorePeter Laws
Den of Geek
1050The Funeral Newsweek
1051The Future of CapitalismPaul Collier
London Evening Standard
1052
THE GAME: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968
 Newsweek
1053The GatekeepersChris Whipple
The Conversation
1054The Ghost: The Secret Life of Spymaster James Jesus AngletonJefferson Morley
The Listener
1055The Girl In The Green Silk GownSeanan McGuireNPR
1056The Gone WorldTom Sweterlitsch
The A. V. Club
1057The Good Son 
Literary Hub
1058The Grandmaster: Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great AgainBrin-Jonathan Butler
The Maine Edge
1059The Green Roasting Tin Guardian
1060The Gunners 
A Mind for Madness
1061The Gutter PrayerGareth Hanrahan
You and I Books
1062The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50Jonathan Rauch
Greater Good Magazine
1063The Happiness HypothesisJonathan HaidtDeep Dish
1064The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, Observer
1065The Healing Next Time Guardian
1066The Hellfire ClubJake TapperNPR
1067The Hod KingJosiah Bancroft
You and I Books
1068The Hollow Of FearSherry ThomasNPR
1069The Hollow TreeJames Brogden
Den of Geek
1070The House That Lou BuiltMae RespicioNPR
1071The Human Body Guardian
1072The Human Planet Observer
1073The HungerAlma Katsu
Broken Teepee
1074The Ice Monster 
Book Depository
1075The Ice PalaceTarjei Vesaas
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
1076The Ice ShelfAnne Kennedy
The Listener
1077The Imaginary Lives of James PōnekeTina Makereti
The Listener
1078THE IMMEASURABLE WORLD: Journeys in Desert PlacesWilliam Atkins
Fodor’s Travel
1079The Importance Of Being AislingEmer McLysaght and Sarah BreenRed
1080The Incurable RomanticFrank Tallis
The Listener
1081The Inner Level Observer
1082The Invented Part 
Brazos Bookstore -Mark
1083The Italian TeacherTom RachmanGlamour
1084The Judge Hunter: A NovelChristopher Buckley
Washington Independent Review of Books
1085The Killing HouseClaire McGowan
The Listener
1086The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and PiracyMackenzi LeeWeird Zeal
1087The Land Between Two Rivers: Writing in an Age of RefugeesTom Sleigh
The Progressive
1088The Language of Kindness: A Nurse’s Story Guardian
1089The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family In The New WestJohn BranchNPR
1090The Last Landlady: An English Memoir Guardian
1091The LeaversLisa Ko
Business Insider
1092The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpMarie KondoDeep Dish
1093The Lighthouse Keeper’s DaughterHazel Gaynor
Broken Teepee
1094The Line That Held Us Book Riot
1095The Log Driver’s Waltz CCBC
1096The Long Walk BackRachel Dove
Put It in Writing
1097THE LOST CAROUSEL OF PROVENCEJuliet Blackwell
Fodor’s Travel
1098The Lost QueenSigne Pike
Broken Teepee
1099The Luckiest Guy AliveJohn Cooper Clarke
London Evening Standard
1100The Man Who Caught the Storm 
Book Depository
1101The Mandela Plot Book Riot
1102The Many Colours of UsRachel Burton
Put It in Writing
1103The Many Deaths Of Scott KoblishScott KoblishNPR
1104The Map of Salt and StarsJennifer Zeynab JoukhadarSelf
1105The Mastery Of LoveDon Miguel Ruiz
Darius Foroux
1106The Mezze Cookbook Guardian
1107The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, And The Invention Of Los AngelesGary KristNPR
1108The Miscalculations Of Lightning GirlStacy McAnultyNPR
1109The Miseducation of Cameron PostEmily M. DanforthWeird Zeal
1110The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He MadePatricia O’Toole
Washington Independent Review of Books
1111The Most Dangerous GameRoberto Ohrt, Wolfgang ScheppeBlackout
1112The Most Dangerous Man In America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon And The Hunt For The Fugitive King Of LSDBill Minutaglio and Steven L. DavisNPR
1113The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth: And Other Curiosities from the History of MedicineThomas Morris
Mental Floss
1114The Mystery of the Missing Mouse TreasureTorben Kuhlmann.KGNU
1115The Naked Woman 
Literary Hub
1116The Name of the Rose 
A Mind for Madness
1117The NeighborhoodMARIO VARGAS LLOSA. Translated by
The New York Times
1118The New Negro: The Life of Alain LockeJeffrey C. Stewart
Washington Independent Review of Books
1119The New ShipsKate Duignan
The Listener
1120The New Yorker Encyclopedia of CartoonsThe New YorkerKGNU
1121The Night ManagerJohn le Carre
Business Insider
1122The Noma Guide to Fermentation Observer
1123The Nordic Baking Book Guardian
1124The OdysseyHOMER. Translated by
The New York Times
1125The Only StoryJulian Barnes
The Listener
1126The Order of TimeCarlo Rovelli
The Listener
1127The Parker InheritanceVarian JohnsonNPR
1128The Parking Lot AttendantNAFKOTE TAMIRAT
The New York Times
1129The Party: And Other StoriesSergio RuzzierNPR
1130The Penguin Book of Haiku GQ
1131The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem Guardian
1132The Perfect Couple 
Book Depository
1133The Perfect Mother 
Book Depository
1134The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineering Created the Modern WorldSimon Winchester
Mental Floss
1135The Perfectly Imperfect WomanMilly Johnson
Put It in Writing
1136The Perseverance Guardian
1137The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight BiasDolly Chugh
Greater Good Magazine
1138The Pink Umbrella CCBC
1139The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the 20th CenturyDeborah Blum
Mental Floss
1140The Portraits Observer
1141The Price of the Haircut: StoriesBrock Clarke
Washington Independent Review of Books
1142The Prison Letters Of Nelson MandelaNelson Mandela, Sahm Venter (editor)NPR
1143The QuakerLiam McIlvanney
The Listener
1144The Quest for Queen MaryJames Pope-Hennessy
London Evening Standard
1145The Radium GirlsKate Moore
One Little Library
1146The Reckonings: Essays Book Riot
1147The Red And The Blue: The 1990s And The Birth Of Political TribalismSteve KornackiNPR
1148The RemovesTatjani Soli
Broken Teepee
1149The Rending and the Nest: A NovelKaethe Schwehn
Washington Independent Review of Books
1150The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: The Untold Story of a Lost WorldSteve Brusatte
The Listener
1151The Road Book Guardian
1152The Romanov EmpressC.W. Gortner
Broken Teepee
1153The Rough PatchBrian LiesNPR
1154The Sasquatch and the Lumberjack 
Book Depository
1155The Science Of Breakable ThingsTae KellerNPR
1156The Sea Queen: A NovelLinnea Hartsuyker
Washington Independent Review of Books
1157
The Secret Barrister: Stories of the Law and How It’s Broken
 iNews
1158The Secret Language of CatsSusanne Schötz
BookClubbish
1159The Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoTaylor Jenkins ReidWeird Zeal
1160The Shape of the RuinsJuan Gabriel Vásquez, trans. from the Spanish by Anne McLean
Publishers Weekly
1161The Shepherd’s HutTim Winton
The Listener
1162The Shortest Way HomeMiriam ParkeramNewYork
1163The Sisters of Winter WoodRena Rossner
You and I Books
1164The Smoke Guardian
1165The SnowballAlice Schroeder
Darius Foroux
1166The Song of AchillesMadeline Miller
Business Insider
1167The Soul Of America: The Battle For Our Better AngelsJon MeachamNPR
1168The Souls of Yellow Folk Newsweek
1169The Spellbook of Katrina van TasselAlyssa Palombo
Broken Teepee
1170THE STORIED CITYCharlie English
Fodor’s Travel
1171The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to AntarcticaLaurie Gwen Shapiro
The Maine Edge
1172The Strange Case Of Dr. Couney: How A Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands Of American BabiesDawn RaffelNPR
1173The Stuff of StarsMarion Dane Bauer, Ekua Holmes.KGNU
1174The Summer Of Jordi Perez (And The Best Burger In Los Angeles)Amy SpaldingNPR
1175The Sweet Flypaper of Life Observer
1176The Taiga Syndrome 
Brazos Bookstore -Mark
1177The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in HistoryJosh Dean
Washington Independent Review of Books
1178
The Tales of Beedle the Bard: Illustrated Edition
 Newsweek
1179The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of LifeDavid Quammen
Washington Independent Review of Books
1180
The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds, and Riches of Latin America During World War II
 
The Progressive
1181
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
 Bloomberg
1182The Traveling FeastRick Bass
Boston.com
1183The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead
Business Insider
1184The View From Flyover Country: Dispatches From The Forgotten AmericaSarah KendziorNPR
1185The Vulgar Wasp: The Story of a Ruthless Invader and Ingenious PredatorPhil Lester
The Listener
1186The WaiterMatias Faldbakken.KGNU
1187The War of ArtStephen PressfieldDeep Dish
1188The Water CureSophie Mackintosh
The Listener
1189The Way You Make Me FeelMaurene GooNPR
1190The Wessex Project Observer
1191The Whirlpool CCBC
1192The White BookHan Kang
Radhika’s Reading Retreat
1193The White DarknessDavid Grann
The Maine Edge
1194The Wild Robot Escapes 
Book Depository
1195The Will to BattleAda Palmer
The Quill To Live
1196The Winter SoldierDaniel MasonNPR
1197The Wizard and the Prophet 
Book Depository
1198
The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug-Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family
 Newsweek
1199The Word Collector 
Book Depository
1200The Word Is Murder: A NovelAnthony HorowitzNPR
1201The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent Of Angels In AmericaIsaac Butler and Dan KoisNPR
1202The World’s Most Beautiful LibrariesMassimo Listri
Mental Floss
1203The Writer’s Map: An Atlas Of Imaginary LandsHuw Lewis-JonesNPR
1204The Wrong HeavenAmy BonnaffonsNPR
1205
The Young C.L.R. James: A Graphic Novelette
 
The Progressive
1206TheoryDionne Brand
NOW Toronto
1207There Will Be No Miracles Here: A MemoirCasey GeraldNPR
1208There, ThereTommy OrangeLitReactor
1209This Body’s Not Big Enough for Both of UsEdgar Cantero
The Maine Edge
1210This Book Betrays My Brother CCBC
1211THIS IS (NOT) LAJen Bilik with Kate Sullivan
Fodor’s Travel
1212This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior DoctorAdam KayiNews
1213This Is Not A Love LetterKim PurcellNPR
1214This Land: America, Lost and FoundDan Barry
Chicago Tribune
1215This Mortal BoyFiona Kidman
The Listener
1216This Really Isn’t About YouJean Hannah EdelsteinRed
1217THIS WILL BE MY UNDOING: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) AmericaMorgan Jerkins
Fodor’s Travel
1218THIS WILL ONLY HURT A LITTLE 
Marie Claire 2
1219Thomas Cromwell Guardian
1220Thunderhead 
Book Depository
1221TickerMimi SwartzGQ
1222Tiger WoodsJeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
The Listener
1223Tigers & Tea With ToppyBarbara Kerley and Rhoda Knight Kalt, illustratedNPR
1224TINY NEW YORKSuzi Siegel
Fodor’s Travel
1225To Be HonestMaggie Ann MartinNPR
1226To Seek a Newer WorldRobert F. Kennedy
The Conversation
1227To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, The Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of ExplorationEdward J. Larson
Mental Floss
1228To Throw Away Unopened Guardian
1229Tom Gates 15: What Monster? 
Book Depository
1230Tomb Song: A NovelJulián Herbert; translated
Washington Independent Review of Books
1231Tomorrow: A Novel Book Riot
1232TOO CLOSE TO BREATHEOlivia Kiernan
Fodor’s Travel
1233Tooth and NailLinda D. Dahl
BookClubbish
1234Tribe of MentorsTim FerrissCat Rose
1235Trick 
Literary Hub
1236True or Poo?: The Definitive Field Guide to Filthy Animal Facts and FalsehoodsNick Caruso and Dani Rabaiotti
Mental Floss
1237True Roots 
Book Depository
1238Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up The Southern KitchenEddie Hernandez and Susan PuckettNPR
1239Twelve-plus years Guardian
1240
Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock
 Newsweek
1241Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, And Their Journey Into The Syrian JihadÅsne Seierstad, translatedNPR
1242Tyrant 
Arcadia on Books
1243Un oeil en moinsNathalie QuintaneBlackout
1244UnbelievableKatie TurIain Dale
1245Unbury Carol Newsweek
1246Uncle George and Me 
The Progressive
1247Underbug: An Obsessive Tale Of Termites And TechnologyLisa MargonelliNPR
1248Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White HouseOmarosa Manigault Newman
The Progressive
1249Unmasked Guardian
1250UnsongScott AlexanderDeep Dish
1251Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us FreeWednesday MartinSelf
1252
UPON FURTHER REVIEW: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History
 Newsweek
1253Us Against You 
Book Depository
1254Useful Phrases for ImmigrantsMay-Lee Chai
Harvard Crimson
1255Varina: A NovelCharles FrazierNPR
1256Vegan 100 
Book Depository
1257VengefulV.E. Schwab
Den of Geek
1258Venus as a Bear Guardian
1259Vexy Thing: On Gender and LiberationImani Perry and Looking for LorraineJezebel
1260Victorians Undone: Tales of the Flesh in the Age of DecorumKathryn HughesJezebel
1261Villa Amalia 
Brazos Bookstore -Mark
1262Vintage Humour: The Islamic Wine Poetry of Abu NuwasAlex Rowell
London Evening Standard
1263Virgil WanderLeif Enger.KGNU
1264Vladmir Putin: Life Coach Guardian
1265Volcanic MomentumJordan RingCat Rose
1266Waiting for Eden: A NovelElliot Ackerman
Washington Independent Review of Books
1267Wake Me When I’m GoneOdafe AtogunDaily Trust
1268
Walking in the City with Jane: A Story of Jane Jacobs
 CCBC
1269War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American InfluenceRonan Farrow
Mental Floss
1270We All Need To EatAlex Leslie
NOW Toronto
1271We Are Grateful: OtsaliheligaTraci Sorell, illustratedNPR
1272We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumultuous Life of Reddit, The Internet’s Culture LaboratoryChristine Lagorio-Chafkin
Mental Floss
1273We Sold Our SoulsGrady Hendrix
Den of Geek
1274We Were the Lucky OnesGeorgia HunterEconogal
1275We Will Win the Day: The Civil Rights Movement, the Black Athlete, and the Quest for EqualityLouis Moore
The Progressive
1276We Won’t Fade Into DarknessTJ BensonDaily Trust
1277WELCOME TO LAGOSChibundu Onuzo
Fodor’s Travel
1278What Blooms From DustJames Markert
Broken Teepee
1279What If This Were Enough?Heather HavrileskySelf
1280What She AteLaura Shapiro
London Evening Standard
1281
What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
 Book Riot
1282What We OweGolnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde
The Listener
1283What You Want to See Book Riot
1284What’s Your Type? The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality TestingMerve Emre
The Listener
1285When Day BreaksAdamu Usman GarkoDaily Trust
1286When Katie Met Cassidy: A NovelCamille PerriNPR
1287When the Lights Go Out 
Lost Between the Pages
1288When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter MemoirPatrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandeleSelf
1289When Trouble SleepsLeye AdenleDaily Trust
1290When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect TimingDaniel Pink
Greater Good Magazine
1291Where Shall We Run To? Guardian
1292Where to Find MeAlba Arikha
London Evening Standard
1293Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the ResistanceBernie Sanders
The Progressive
1294Whiskey in a Teacup 
Book Depository
1295Whistler’s Mother Observer
1296White Chrysanthemum 
Book Depository
1297White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About RacismRobin DiAngeloNPR
1298WhiteshiftEric Kaufmann
London Evening Standard
1299Who Is Mary Sue? Guardian
1300Who Is Michael Ovitz?Michael OvitzNPR
1301Who Is Vera Kelly?Rosalie KnechtNPR
1302Why Art?Eleanor DavisNPR
1303Why Buddhism Is TrueRobert Wright
The Listener
1304Wild MilkSabrina Orah MarkBroadly
1305Wilding Guardian
1306Willa of the Wood 
Book Depository
1307Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the WorldAnand GiridharadasNPR
1308
Wit’s End: What Wit Is, How It Works, and Why We Need It
 Newsweek
1309WitchmarkC.L. PolkNPR
1310With Them Through HellAnna Rogers
The Listener
1311
Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times
 Bloomberg
1312WobbleRae ArmantroutBlackout
1313Women in Battle Guardian
1314Women TalkingMiriam Toews
NOW Toronto
1315WorkBud SmithLitReactor
1316Wrath of EmpireBrian McClellan
The Quill To Live
1317WreckedJoe Ide
Crime Fiction Lover
1318X-Men: Grand DesignEd Piskor
Chicago Tribune
1319X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st CenturyChuck Klosterman
Business Insider
1320Yes Guardian
1321You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting You Greatness and Start Living an Awesome LifeJen Sincero
The Fictional Chef
1322You Left EarlyLouisa Young
London Evening Standard
1323You Were Made for ThisMichelle SacksGlamour
1324Your Black Friend And Other StrangersBen PassmoreNPR
1325Your Press Release is Breaking My HeartJanet MurrayCat Rose
1326Zaitoun 
Book Depository
1327Zero WasteShia SuEconogal



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SourceArticle
A Mind for Madness A Mind for Madness Best Books of 2018
amNewYork The best books of 2018: Reads by Michelle Obama, David Sedaris and more
Another Long Weekend The Best Books of 2018
Arcadia on Books Arcadia on Books Best Books 2018
Blackout Blackout Best Books 2018
Bloomberg Bloomberg The Best Books of 2018
Book Depository Book Depository Best Books of 2018
Book Riot Book Riot Best Books 2018
BookClubbish The Top 11 Best Nonfiction Books of 2018
Boston.com These are the 20 best books of 2018, according to local experts
Brazos Bookstore -Mark Mark’s Top Ten Books of 2018 (Now Brooklyn-Free!)
Broadly The 10 Best Books We Read in 2018
Broken Teepee Broken Teepee Best Books of 2018 – Fiction and the Winter is Coming Giveaway Hop. Win a Box of Books
Business Insider The 29 best books we read in 2018
Cat Rose CIP085: The Best Books I Read in 2018
CCBC CCBC December 2018 Newsletter
Chicago Tribune Our 10 Best Books of 2018: From ‘Boom Town’ to ‘Douglass’ to ‘Overstory,’ seeing the big in everything
Contemplative Nostalgia Contemplative Nostalgia Best Books 2018
Crime Fiction Lover Vicki Weisfeld: Top five books of 2018
Crosswalk Crosswalk My Favorite Books of 2018
Daily Trust Daily Trust Best Books 2018
Dandelion Chandelier Dandelion Chandelier Best Books 2018
Darius Foroux Darius Foroux Best Books 2018
Deep Dish Deep Dish Best Books 2018
Den of Geek Den Of Geek’s top books of 2018
Econogal Econogal Favorite Books of 2018
Entertainment Weekly The 10 best books of 2018
Fodor’s Travel Fodor’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Books
Glamour The 15 Best Books of 2018
GQ The 17 Best Books of 2018
Greater Good Magazine Mind & Body Articles & More
Guardian Guardian best books of 2018: across fiction, politics, food and more
Harvard Crimson Harvard Crimson Top 10 Books of 2018
Iain Dale My Top Ten Books of 2018
Indigo Indigo Best Books of 2018
iNews 10 best fiction and non-fiction books from this year
Jezebel Our Favorite Books of the Year
KGNU KGNU Best Books 2018
Literary Hub Lit Hub’s Favorite Books of 2018
LitReactor LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2018 – Part I
London Evening Standard London Evening Standard The best books of 2018
Lost Between the Pages Lost Between the Pages Best Books 2018
Marie Claire 1 These Are the Best Books of 2018, According to Our Editors
Marie Claire 2 The Six Best Books Of The Year, According To A marie claire Editor
Mental Floss Mental Floss’s 56 Best Books of 2018
Muddy Stilettos Muddy Stilettos The best books of 2018
New Yorker New Yorker The Best Books of 2018
Newsday Best books of 2018: ‘Lake Success,’ ‘These Truths’ and more
Newsweek 61 Best Books From 2018 That Will Make the Perfect Christmas Gift
NOW Toronto NOW Toronto The 10 best books of 2018
NPR Our Guide To 2018’s Great Reads
NYLON NYLON The Best Books Of 2018
Observer The Observer Best books of 2018
One Little Library The Best Books I Read in 2018
People People The 10 Best Books of 2018
Phoenix Public Library Phoenix Public Library Best Books of 2018
Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly Best Books 2018
PureWow The Best Books We Read in 2018
Put It in Writing Put it in Writing Top Books of 2018
Radhika’s Reading Retreat Radhika’s Reading Retreat Top Books 2018
Red Red Best books of 2018
Republic World 10 Best Books Of 2018: Top Ten Books That You Should Read In 2018
Self 21 Best Books of 2018 to Buy for the Bookworm in Your Life
Slate The 10 Best Books of 2018
StyleCaster Make Holiday Gifting Easy with the Best Books of 2018
The A. V. Club The A.V. Club’s 10 favorite books of 2018
The Bad Mommy Diaries The 6 Best Books of 2018
The Conversation The Conversation The Best Books in 2018
The Dirt The Dirt Best Books 2018
The Fictional Chef The Fictional Chef Best Books 2018
The Listener The Listener’s 100 Best Books of 2018
The Maine Edge The Maine Edge 2018 Recommended Reads
The National Why it’s time to embrace literary fiction, plus the 10 best books of 2018
The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018
The Progressive Our Favorite Books of 2018
The Quill To Live The Quill to Live Best Books 2018
The Speculative Shelf The Speculative Shelf Top Books 2018
Washington Independent Review of Books Washington Independent Review of Books
Weird Zeal Top 10 Books of 2018
You and I Books You and I Books Top Books 2018