Books We Read and Loved in 2018


Phew! The holidays are over and here at City Lit we are warming up by the store's fireplace and reflecting on 2018. First of all, we continue to be so grateful for all of the book readers that frequent the store and make it the place that it is! Then our minds inevitably wander over all the books we read in 2018 and we excitedly want to share our favorites. So, imagine each one of the books in this post being hugged then held out to you, because it's like that.

Audie's favorites: Disoriental by Negar Djavadi, Outline Trilogy by Rachel Cusk, The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Severance by Ling Ma, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Allison's favorites: Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner, Outline by Rachel Cusk, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat by Samin Nosrat, You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Clare's favorites: The Idiot by Elif Batuman, Outline by Rachel Cusk, Notes from No Man's Land by Eula Biss, Motherhood by Sheila Heti, The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, New People by Danzy Senna, Sabrina by Nick Dranso, Jillian by Halle Butler, Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, Bobcat by Rebecca Lee

Chris' favorites: Satin Island by Tom McCarthy, Heroines by Kate Zambreno, End of Eddy by Eduard Louis, Epitaph of a Small Winner by Machado de Assis, Gate of the Sun by Elias Khonig, Confessions of Zeno by Italo Svevo, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, Atonement by Ian McEwan

Cody's favorites: Cody is currently on a boat in the Caribbean and not with us huddled around the fire, so we'll update this later. 

Jordan's favorites: Call Me by Your Name by Andre Aciman, The Walk by Robert Walser, You & A Bike & A Road by Eleanor Davis, Order of the Day by Eric Vuillard, Anti-Gone by Connor Willumsen, In the Distance by Hernan Diaz, A Thousand Distant Radios by Woody Skinner, Motherhood by Sheila Heti, Comemadre by Roque Larraquy, Sabrina by Nick Dranso

Teresa's favorites: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai, Mem by Bethany C. Morrow, An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim, Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Willie's favorites: Wild is the Wind by Carl Phillips, Stags Leap by Sharon Olds, Letters to Max by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritro, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt, Feeld by Jos Charles