Over the past few weeks or so, newspapers and magazines from here to Tibuktu have weighed in on this year’s literature and published their edit of the best books of 2018… But what we’d like to know is – what are YOUR best books of the year 2018?
Was it the prize-winners that captured your attention? Or perhaps an unknown author who you’ve just discovered and since devoured every title they’ve ever written?
So we’re asking YOU to share the books that really mattered to you in 2018. Choose one, two or three titles, and on December 31st, we’ll be counting up the votes – and one lucky person will WIN your top five titles!
Maybe you already know what brilliant books ruled your reading list in 2018? Or perhaps you’re always interested to hear what the book critics have to say – so here’s a little literary inspo for you…
From a graphic novel that made history to a biography of the last known slave, it’s been a banner year for fiction and nonfiction alike. As the nights close in, spend evenings at home with Vogue’s edit of the best books of 2018, whether it’s a thoroughly modern romance novel (hello, Sally Rooney fans) or David Sedaris’ latest comic masterpiece.
The editors of The Times Book Review choose the best fiction and nonfiction titles this year.
As 2018 draws to a close, our literary editor Sarra Manning is feeling reflective. Here she shares the book releases from the past year that are truly noteworthy.
“Over the decades, they try to come to terms with this prophetic time-bomb in this stunning, immersive, will-make-you-cry-buckets novel. I’m getting shivers just thinking about it.”
From page-turners to poetry, sport to science, our critics pick the perfect gift for every reader.
With 2018 drawing to a close, our writers and contributors have taken their pick of the 2018 literary bunch – and compiled a list which makes the perfect inspiration for your holiday reading.
We asked for your picks for the most outstanding books of the year. From novels by Sally Rooney and Gail Honeyman to memoirs by Brett Anderson and Michelle Obama, here’s what some of you said.
“This was a genuinely brilliant novel from cover to cover: right up to its devastatingly great punch of an ending, it haunts you in all the best ways, and carries on long after you’ve finished.“
To me, each of the titles below represents an energizing alternative to the ripped-apart illogic of our contemporary reality. Even the most disorienting novel is a reminder that you are more than a frayed nerve ending flailing across the Internet—that you, a somewhat coherent person, exist. Each one of these books does what Alexander Pope said wit can do: it “gives us back the image of our mind.”
It’s been a tough year. But despite all the bad news, people created some truly phenomenal art in the last year, and the 30 best fiction books of the year prove that to be true.
While 2018 has been fairly terrible for lots of things (read: Brexit, Ryanair’s baggage limit, no Ant on I’m A Celeb), it has been an excellent year for books. From Sally Rooney’s Normal People to Michelle Obama’s eye-opening memoir Becoming, here are our best books of 2018 to add to your reading list if you haven’t already.
We’ve picked out the books written by women in 2018 that we think are worth the investment. Whether it’s true crime, historical fiction, fantasy, romance or autobiography that whets your literary whistle, we promise there’s something for everyone.
“This book raises questions about men and women’s roles in society, social pressures and expectations, power in relationships and being who you want to be. “