2018 Staff Favorites

Need ideas or recommendations? Take a look at our favorite books, movies, and music from 2018.

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Adult Fiction

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper

Any Man by Amber Tamblyn

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan Henry

Circe by Madeline Miller

Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig   

Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers by Sara Ackerman

Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah

Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers

The Possible World by Liese O’Halloran Schwarz

We Sold our Souls by Grady Hendrix

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen


Adult Nonfiction

Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities and the Pleasures of Solitude by Stephanie Rosenbloom

Fewer, Better Things: The Hidden Wisdom of Objects by Glenn Adamson

Go Ask Ali: Half-baked Advice (and Free Lemonade) by Alexandra Wentworth

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

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables: The Enchanted Island that Inspired L. M. Montgomery by Catherine Reid

Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley

Rose’s Baking Basics by Rose Levy Berenbaum

Slow: Simple Living for a Frantic World by Brooke McAlary

The Strange Case of Dr. Couney by Dawn Raffel

Tots!: 50 Tot-ally Awesome Recipes from Totchos to Sweet Po-tot-o Pie by Dan Whalen


Young Adult

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

Lighter Than My Shadow by Katie Green


Children’s Books

Float by Laura Martin

My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach

Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude by Josh Funk

Love by Matt de la Peña



Bohemian Rhapsody (still in theaters)
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (Netflix)