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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2018


100 Notables Books of 2018

In a December 2015 issue of the New York Times Book Review, the editors included their list of the 100 most notable books released in 2018. This is that list, broken up into Fiction and Non-Fiction entries. All books in this list which are owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability.

Titles not owned by the libraries are included in order to represent the complete list correctly. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.


noimageAn American Marriage
by Tayari Jones

by Lisa Halliday

by Nico Walker

by Olivia Laing [not in the libraries’ collection]

noimageEarly Work
by Andrew Martin

noimageEternal Life
by Dara Horn

noimageEverything Under
by Daisy Johnson

noimageThe Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer

by Akwaeke Emezi

noimageFriday Black: Stories
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

noimageThe Friend
by Sigrid Nunez

noimageGo, Went, Gone
by Jenny Erpenbeck

noimageThe Great Believers
by Rebecca Makkai

noimageThe House of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea

noimageImmigrant, Montana
by Amitava Kumar [not in the libraries’ collection]

by Joan Silber (available from the libraries only in electronic formats)

noimageIn Every Moment We Still Are Alive
by Tom Malmquist (available from the libraries only in e-audio formats)

noimageThe Kites
by Romain Gary (available from the libraries only in e-book format)

by Rachel Cusk

noimageLake Success
by Gary Shteyngart

noimageThe Largesse of the Sea Maiden: Stories
by Denis Johnson

noimageLast Stories
by William Trevor (available from the libraries only in electronic formats)

by Jo Nesbo

noimageThe Mars Room
by Rachel Kushner

noimageMirror Shoulder Signal
by Dorthe Nors {available from the libraries only in e-audio formats)

noimageMy Struggle: Book 6
by Karl Ove Knausgaard

noimageMy Year of Rest and Relaxation
by Ottessa Moshfegh

noimageThe Neighborhood
by Mario Vargas Llosa (available from the libraries only in e-book format)

noimageOnly to Sleep
by Lawrence Osborne

noimageThe Overstory
by Richard Powers

noimageThe Parking Lot Attendant
by Nafkote Tamirat

noimageThe Perfect Nanny
by Leila Slimani

noimageA Princess in Theory
by Alissa Cole

by Lionel Shriver

noimagePure Hollywood and Other Stories
by Christine Schutt (available from the libraries only in e-book format)

by Ling Ma

noimageSlave Old Man
by Patrick Chamoiseau (available from the libraries only in e-book format)

noimageThe Sparsholt Affair
by Alan Hollinghurst

noimageSpinning Silver
by Naomi Novik

noimageA State of Freedom
by Neel Mukherjee (available from the libraries only in electronic formats)

noimageThere There
by Tommy Orange

noimageA View of the Empire at Sunset
by Caryl Phillips

by Michael Ondaatje

noimageWashington Black
by Esi Edugyan

noimageThe Witch Elm
by Tana French

noimageYour Duck is My Duck: Stories
by Deborah Eisenberg


noimageAli: A Life
by Jonathan Eig [Biography Ali]

noimageAmerican Dialogue: The Founders and Us
by Joseph J. Ellis [973.3 Ell]

noimageAmerican Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic
by Victoria Johnson [Biography Hosack]

noimageAmerican Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment
by Shane Bauer [365.97 Bau]

noimageAmity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America
by Eliza Griswold [363.73 Gri]

noimageArthur Ashe: A Life
by Raymond Arsenault [Biography Ashe]

noimageBad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
by John Carreyrou [338.76 TheYc]

noimageBoom Town: The Fantastical Saga of Oklahoma City, Its Chaotic Founding, Its Apocalyptic Weather, Its Purloined Basketball Team, and the Dream of Becoming a World-Class Metropolis
by Sam Anderson [976.6 And]

noimageBrothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War
by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple [Biography Hisham]

noimageBrown: Poems
by Kevin Young [not in the libraries’ collection]

by David Sedaris [817 Sed]

noimageChurchill: Walking With Destiny
by Andrew Roberts [Biography Churchill]

noimageThe Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure
by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt [306.209 Luk]

noimageThe Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography
by Deborah Levy [Biography Levy]

noimageCrashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World
by Adam Tooze

noimageThe Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
by Catherine Nixey

noimageDead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession
by Alice Bolin [305.4 Bol]

noimageThe Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth’s Ultimate Trophy
by Paige Williams [560.75 Wil]

noimageDopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America
by Beth Macy [362.29 Mac]

noimageEducated: A Memoir
by Tara Westover [Biography Westover]

noimageEnlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
by Steven Pinker [303.44 Pin]

noimageFatal Discord: Erasmus, Luther and the Fight for the Western Mind
by Michael Massing [270.6 Mas]

noimageFeel Free: Essays
by Zadie Smith [824 Smi]

noimageThe Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
by Joanne B. Freeman [available from the libraries only in e-audio format]

noimageThe Fifth Risk
by Michael Lewis [320.973 Lew]

noimageFly Girls
by Keith O’Brien [629.13 Obr]

noimageFrederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
by David W. Blight [Biography Douglass]

noimageGandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914-1948
by Ramanchandra Guha [available from the libraries only in e-audio format]

noimageGod Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State
by Lawrence Wright [917.64 Wri]

noimageHeavy: An American Memoir
by Kiese Laymon [Biography Laymon]

noimageHow to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
by Michael Pollan [615.788 Pol]

noimageIn Pieces
by Sally Field [Biography Field]

noimageInto the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
by Rachel Slade [available from the libraries only in electronic formats]

noimageThe Library Book
by Susan Orlean [027.4 Orl]

noimageLooking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
by Imani Perry [Biography Hansberry]

noimageNinety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret
by Craig Brown [Biography Margaret]

noimageNo Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America
by Darnell L. Moore [Biography Moore]

noimageNo Turning Back: Life, Loss, and Hope in Wartime Syria
by Rania Abouzeid [956.91 Abo]

noimageThe Odyssey
by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson [883 Hom 2018]

noimagePatriot Number One: American Dreams in Chinatown
by Lauren Hilgers [not available in the libraries’ collection]

noimageThe Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
by Deborah Blum [Biography Wiley]

noimageRise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations
by Ronen Bergman [327.125 Ber]

by Nick Drnaso [741.5 Drn]

noimageShe Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
by Carl Zimmer [576.5 Zim]

noimageSmall Fry
by Lisa Brennan-Jobs [Biography Brennan-Jobs]

noimageThe Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays
by Wesley Yang [available from the libraries only in e-audio format]

noimageThe Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life
by David Quammen [591.3 Qua]

noimageThere Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
by Casey Gerald [available from the libraries only in electronic formats]

noimageThese Truths: A History of the United States
by Jill Lepore [973 Lep]

noimageWade in the Waters: Poems
by Tracy K. Smith [811 Smi]

noimageWe the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
by Adam Winkler [338.74 Win]

noimageWhat the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City
by Mona Hanna-Attisha [615.9 Han]

noimageWhy Comics?: From Underground to Everywhere
by Hillary L. Chute [not available in the libraries’ collection]

noimageWinners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
by Anand Giridharadas [303.409 Gir]

Compiled September 2014 sdc | Last updated November 2023 sdc