Best Books Of 2018

Dec 31, 2018

Joe Donahue sat down with Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books and Music and Matt Tannenbaum from The Bookstore to talk about the best books they read in 2018.

Joe Donahue's picks are posted in this posted beneath the collaborative on-air list - with links to his interviews with the authors.

"There There: A Novel" by Tommy Orange
"The Overstory: A Novel" by Richard Powers
"Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"The Mouse and His Child" by Russell Hoban and David Small
"The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai
"Waiting for Eden" by Elliot Ackerman
"Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover
"The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World" by Simon Winchester
"I Think, Therefore I Draw: Understanding Philosophy Through Cartoons" by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein
"The Library Book" by Susan Orlean
"Julián Is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love
"Slipper" by Hester Velmans
"These Truths" by Jill Lepore

On Suzanna's list but not mentioned on air: "Hey, Kiddo" by Jarrett J. Krosoczka and ""The Poet X" by Elizabeth Acevedo"

Joe Donahue's BEST FICTION 2018
1. "There There" by Tommy Orange 
2. "Friday Black" by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (The Book Show to air January 15, 2019)
3. "The Overstory" by Richard Powers 
4. "Waiting for Eden" by Elliot Ackerman 
5. "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones

Joe Donahue's BEST NON-FICTION 2018
1. "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover 
2. "Heavy: An American Memoir" by Kiese Laymon (To air on the Roundtable on January 8th at 11:30 AM)
3. "These Truths" by Jill Lepore 
4. "We the Corporations" by Adam Winkler 
5. "God Save Texas" by Lawrence Wright