King County Library System Best Books2018

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The King County Library System (KCLS) has released its 2023 Best Books list. The annual list reveals KCLS’ top 125 books of the year and includes 25 titles in each of the following categories: show more fiction, nonfiction, children, teen — and, new this year — audiobook.

Best Books are nominated by KCLS librarians and staff members who, collectively, read thousands of books each year. A selection committee then reviews the submissions and determines the final list. The 156 nominations received this year span a range of genres, from history to fantasy and science fiction.

“KCLS is thrilled to present our 2023 Best Books list," stated KCLS Director of Collection Management Services Tracey Thompson. "We’re pleased to offer the new audiobook category this year, and we hope you enjoy all of these fantastic titles as much as we did!”
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Years:
All, 2023 (126), 2022 (100), 2021 (100), 2020 (100), 2019 (100), 2018 (100), 2017 (100), 2016 (100), 2015 (84), 2014 (26), 2013 (42), 2012 (42), 2011 (37), 2010 (32), 2009 (25), 2008 (26), 2007 (24)
Announced:
December 2023: 2023 Recent
WorkCategoryYear
Vincent Comes Home by Jessixa Bagley
Children's Books2018
Hedgehog Needs a Hug by Jen Betton
Children's Books2018
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
Children's Books2018
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
Children's Books2018
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
Children's Books2018
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
Children's Books2018
Love by Matt de la Peña
Children's Books2018
Coco Can't Wait by Tarō Gomi
Children's Books2018
Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson
Children's Books2018
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices by Wade Hudson
Children's Books2018
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness by Kerascoët
Children's Books2018
Fur, Feather, Fin―All of Us Are Kin by Diane Lang
Children's Books2018
A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
Children's Books2018
Drawn Together by Minh Lê
Children's Books2018
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Children's Books2018
Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
Children's Books2018
Bob by Wendy Mass
Children's Books2018
I Just Ate My Friend by Heidi McKinnon
Children's Books2018
Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
Children's Books2018
A Gift from Abuela by Cecilia Ruiz
Children's Books2018
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Children's Books2018
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Children's Books2018
Baby Monkey, Private Eye by Brian Selznick
Children's Books2018
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman
Children's Books2018
Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson
Children's Books2018
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Children's Books2018
That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
Fiction Books2018
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Fiction Books2018
Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
Fiction Books2018
Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison
Fiction Books2018
The Woman in the Window by Daniel Mallory
Fiction Books2018
The Witch Elm by Tana French
Fiction Books2018
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Fiction Books2018
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Fiction Books2018
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
Fiction Books2018
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Fiction Books2018
The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
Fiction Books2018
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Fiction Books2018
Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
Fiction Books2018
An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
Fiction Books2018
Monstress, Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie M. Liu
Fiction Books2018
Circe by Madeline Miller
Fiction Books2018
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Fiction Books2018
There There by Tommy Orange
Fiction Books2018
The Merry Spinster: Tales of Everyday Horror by Daniel M. Lavery
Fiction Books2018
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Fiction Books2018
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
Fiction Books2018
Head On by John Scalzi
Fiction Books2018
You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
Fiction Books2018
Heads of the Colored People: Stories by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
Fiction Books2018
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
Fiction Books2018
Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine K. Albright
Nonfiction Books2018
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable by Michael Bennett
Nonfiction Books2018
The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantú
Nonfiction Books2018
Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittney C. Cooper
Nonfiction Books2018
White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Nonfiction Books2018
The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers
Nonfiction Books2018
Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer by Barbara Ehrenreich
Nonfiction Books2018
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture by Roxane Gay
Nonfiction Books2018
Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo" by Zora Neale Hurston
Nonfiction Books2018
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Nonfiction Books2018
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy
Nonfiction Books2018
Heart Berries: A Memoir by Terese Marie Mailhot
Nonfiction Books2018
I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
Nonfiction Books2018
A False Report by T. Christian Miller
Nonfiction Books2018
I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death by Maggie O'Farrell
Nonfiction Books2018
So you want to talk about race by Ijeoma Oluo
Nonfiction Books2018
The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Nonfiction Books2018
How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael Pollan
Nonfiction Books2018
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
Nonfiction Books2018
Calypso by David Sedaris
Nonfiction Books2018
How to Taste: The Curious Cook's Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond--with Recipes by Becky Selengut
Nonfiction Books2018
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit
Nonfiction Books2018
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Nonfiction Books2018
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
Nonfiction Books2018
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Teen Books2018
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Teen Books2018
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Teen Books2018
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Teen Books2018
Rebound by Kwame Alexander
Teen Books2018
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Teen Books2018
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu
Teen Books2018
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Teen Books2018
A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti
Teen Books2018
American Panda by Gloria Chao
Teen Books2018
Illegal by Eoin Colfer
Teen Books2018
Votes for Women!: American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling
Teen Books2018
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
Teen Books2018
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope by Diane Guerrero
Teen Books2018
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Teen Books2018
Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Teen Books2018
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Teen Books2018
All Summer Long by Hope Larson
Teen Books2018
The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X. R. Pan
Teen Books2018
Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Teen Books2018
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
Teen Books2018
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
Teen Books2018
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Teen Books2018
Check, Please! Year One by Ngozi Ukazu
Teen Books2018
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Teen Books2018

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