Suggested Reading December 17, 2018

Hi everyone, it is the time of year when all the best of the year lists come out – including the lists of best and notable books!

So for the last three Mondays of this year I’m going to share lists of notable titles compiled from the New York Times 100 Most Notable Books of 2018 article.

Here is the breakdown:

Monday, December 17: A selection of most notable (i.e. critically acclaimed) fiction eBooks

Monday, December 24: A selection of most notable fiction print books


Monday, December 31: A selection of most notable non-fiction eBooks & print books.

(Note: Click on the photo of the item you’d like to request, check out or know more about!)

And without further ado, here are selections from the New York Times most notable FICTION books for 2018 – in EBOOK format:

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones:

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday:

Cherry by Nico Walker:

Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer:

Improvement by Joan Silber:

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo:

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh:

The Overstory by Richard Powers:

The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani:

A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole:

The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst:

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik:

There There by Tommy Orange:

Wade in the Water: Poems by written & read byTracy K. Smith:

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje:

The Witch Elm by Tana French:


(Notable titles available as downloadable audiobooks):

An American Marriage written by Tayari Jones & read by Sean Crisden:

Cherry: A Novel written by Nico Walker & read by Jeremy Bobb:

The Female Persuasion: A Novel written by Meg Wolitzer & read by Rebecca Lowman:

The House of Broken Angels written & read by Luis Alberto Urrea:

Severance written by Ling Ma & read by Nancy Wu:

There There: A Novel written by Tommy Orange & read by Darrell Dennis:

Wade in the Water: Poems & read by Tracky K. Smith:

Warlight: A Novel written by Michael Ondaatje & read by Steve West:

The Witch Elm: A Novel written by Tana French & read by Paul Nugent:

Have a great week!

Linda, SSCL


100 Notable Books of 2018. New York Times. Online. Accessed December 17, 2018.

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