Books We Loved in 2018

Compiled by 10 people* who participated in my #25in2018 book challenge—our most loved books from a year of avid reading! 

Our Top 5 Picks

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, Samantha Irby

The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas

A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan

Favorites of 2018—Fiction

The Nix, Nathan Hill

Less, Andrew Sean Greer

Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win, Jo Piazza

Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney

The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid

Wolf Hollow, Lauren Wolk

Sleeping Beauties, Stephen and Owen King

The Power, Naomi Alderman

Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Blue Between Sky and Water, Susan Abulhawa

Bird Box, Josh Malerman

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, Hank Green

All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr

Lethal White (fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series), Robert Galbraith (aka JK Rowling)

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Exit West, Moshin Hamid

Favorites of 2018—Non-fiction

Real Artists Have Day Jobs, Sara Benincasa

Educated, Tara Westover

The Anatomy of Peace; The Outward Mindset; Leadership & Self-Deception, (3 titles) The Arbinger Institute

Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann

Unf*ck Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life, Gary John Bishop

Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), David Sedaris


What was your favorite read in 2018? 

*Check back—we’re still adding to this list!