Books of 2018

previously: 2017

Books I particularly loved are given a subjective rating of purple exclamation points.

  1. The Story of French, Jean-BenoƮt Nadeau & Julie Barlow
  2. All Grown Up, Jami Attenberg !
  3. American War, Omar El Akkad
  4. Conversations with Friends, Sally Rooney
  5. Cruel Beautiful World, Caroline Leavitt
  6. The Idiot, Elif Batuman
  7. Saints for All Occasions, J. Courtney Sullivan
  8. Annihilation, Jeff Vandermeer
  9. The Biographies of Ordinary People: Volume 1, Nicole Dieker
  10. You Are Not a Stranger Here, Adam Haslett
  11. An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies, Tyler Cowen
  12. Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward
  13. The Leavers, Lisa Ko
  14. The Futures, Anna Pitoniak
  15. The Power, Naomi Alderman !
  16. The Chalk Artist, Allegra Goodman
  17. The Recovering, Leslie Jamison
  18. Red Clocks, Leni Zumas
  19. Excellent Daughters, Katherine Zoepf
  20. The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion
  21. Love and Trouble, Claire Dederer
  22. Future Home of the Living God, Louise Erdrich
  23. History of Wolves, Emily Fridlund
  24. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, Alexandra Horowitz
  25. The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, Thi Bui !
  26. Hey Ladies!, Caroline Moss & Michelle Markowitz !
  27. The Best Kind of People, Zoe Whittall
  28. A Little History, E.H. Gombrich
  29. Tangerine, Christine Mangan
  30. History of Pictures, David Hockney & Martin Gayford
  31. Stray City, Chelsey Johnson
  32. And Now We Have Everything, Meaghan O'Connell
  33. What Girls Are Made Of, Elana K. Arnold
  34. A Practical Wedding, Meg Keene
  35. Would You Rather, Katie Heaney
  36. Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng
  37. The Book of Essie, Meghan Maclean Weir
  38. Too Much and Not in the Mood, Durga Chew-Bose
  39. Exit West, Mohsin Hamid
  40. The Changeling, Victor LaValle
  41. Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng
  42. Impossible Views of the World, Lucy Ives
  43. Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins
  44. All You Can Ever Know, Nicole Chung
  45. Like a Mother, Angela Garbes
  46. Minaret, Leila Aboulela !
  47. The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, Kim Fu
  48. The Kindness of Enemies, Leila Aboulela

Recommendations always accepted.