Out with the old and in with the new is an incredible concept. It's something all of us strive to do every January, but when it comes to a good book, well, those are timeless.
Our staff have shared their favorite reads of 2018 and why they found them so good to read, and we're sharing them with you now to kickstart your reading in 2019.
BECOMING, BY MICHELLE OBAMA
No explanation is needed for this one, the biggest nonfiction book of the year.
This fresh and innovative romance was a sensation in the publishing world.
A former Bee reporter, McManis appeared in Library branches this year.
This bestseller spread from staff to patrons and back again. Many people read or listened to it.
FEAR, BY BOB WOODWARD
The political book of the year was a must-read for many.
The buzz, the local connection, the award nominations.
The immigration issue was prominent in the nation, but especially in California.
The feel good book of the summer spread enthusiastically by word of mouth.
This long-awaited book was greeted with squeals of delight among staff and patrons.
A stand-alone title matched the zeitgeist and was much discussed among patrons and staff.
The local connection plus sensational arrest meant this one was a must read for staff.
CIRCE, BY MADELINE MILLER
This title is on 19 different Best of the Year
lists, so it’s clear that our staff have great taste
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