The best books we read in 2018
Around the OverDrive offices we spend a lot of time talking about books. Our staff librarians are constantly producing exceptional curated lists in Marketplace, our social media channels are teeming with collections for readers to discover, and our Professional Book Nerds podcast dishes out weekly author interviews and book chats loaded with great reads both new and old. Beyond the books that we share for our partners and users to check out, we also spend basically every conversation around the proverbial water coolers breaking down books we’re currently obsessed with.
Given that books are all we ever bring up around our campus, it made sense to ask coworkers what was the best thing they read (or listened to) in 2018. These books vary by publishing date and genre but what they all share is how much we love them. Here is a sampling of the books we loved and the OverDrive team members who loved them.
Meredith – One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Lauren – Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
Lauren (Not the same one, obviously) – The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
Erin – The Call by Peadar O’Guilin
Jim – NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Lateefah – Educated by Tara Westover
Lauren (We have a lot of Lauren’s…) – The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Regis – Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon
Adam (that’s me!) – A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Nick – Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Sydney – Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Nikki – The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Maria (and SO MANY other people here) – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara