Our Top Fives of 2018

We asked our booksellers to share what they think were their 5 favorite books from 2018, and the results are in. With surprisingly very little overlap, here are all 6 Top Fives from The Bookloft:

Pam's Top 5 Books of 2018
Pam's Top 5

Fox 8 by George Saunders
American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
Flyover Country: Poems by Austin Smith
The Anomaly by Michael Rutger
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Linda's Top 5 books of 2018
Linda's Top 5

Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Seaweed Chronicles by Susan Hand Shetterly
Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
Ticker by Mimi Swartz
Bury the Lead by Archer Mayor

Julia's Top 5 books of 2018
Julia's Top 5 (plus a bonus 1)

There There by Tommy Orange
Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister
She Would Be King by Wayétu Moore
Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Peña
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
BONUS BOOK: Circe by Madeline Miller

Gio's Top 5 books of 2018
Gio's Top 5

Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories by Kelly Barnhill
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill
The Sea Queen by Linnea Hartsuyker
We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

Tim's Top 5 books of 2018
Tim's Top 5

Erasing Memory by Scott Thornley
Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 ed. by Sheila Heti
Flyover Country: Poems by Austin Smith
Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Star of the North by D.B. John

Cheri's Top 5 books of 2018
Cheri's Top 5

Almost Everything by Anne Lamott
Flights by Olga Tokarczuk
Circe by Madeline Miller
A Winter's Promise by Christelle Dabos
The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Bedside Pile

Know whose Staff Picks you like? Now you can find out what your favorite Lofters are currently reading! Though they may not always make it to our esteemed Staff Picks, as informed booksellers, we choose what we read carefullyand devour them quickly!