Thursday, January 31, 2019

CMPL recommends Best Books of 2018: Reader Favorites



At the Main Library for the month of January, we put up a display of books that made various “Best of 2018” lists. Here are some of the titles that appeared on those lists:


Bad Blood by John Carreyrou - 338.76817 C

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara – 364.1532 M

Educated by Tara Westover – BIO WESTOVER

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday – FIC HALLIDAY

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – FIC JONES

Circe by Madeline Miller – FIC MILLER

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh – FIC MOSHFEGH

There There by Tommy Orange – FIC ORANGE

The Witch Elm by Tana French – MYS FRENCH

Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah – SS FIC KWAME


Then, we decided to ask YOU what YOUR favorite book of 2018 was. (This could be books published in 2018, or anything you read in 2018!) Here are the responses we received:


Educated by Tara Westover – BIO WESTOVER

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman – FIC ACKERMAN

This Scorched Earth: a novel of the Civil War by William Gear – FIC GEAR

The Other Woman by Sandie Jones – FIC JONES

Perfume: the story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind – FIC SUSKIND

Dietland by Sarai Walker – FIC WALKER

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McElroy – GN MCELROY

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik – SF NOVIK

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli – YA ALBERTALLI

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer – YA MEYER

Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss – ER 3 SEUSS

Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Alex Hirsch – JFIC GRAVITY

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling – JFIC ROWLING

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey – JGN PILKEY


Thanks to everyone who shared their favorites with us!

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