GoodReads Choice Awards 2018

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The very popular book tracking/reviewing site GoodReads polls all their readers every year to find out which book in each genre is their favorite. Here are their results.


Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
Madeline Miller, Perdita Weeks, narrator
Description: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child, not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology.
Call Number: FIC Mil
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Apr 12, 2018
Chrissy Teigen
Description: "After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Chrissy comes back with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs. This time the 100 recipes are even simpler and more bang-for-your-buck--it's how she's cooking now as a new parent, but it's perfect for all busy cooks. Building on Cravings and the establishment of Chrissy as a major new culinary voice, this follow-up takes us further into her kitchen--a kitchen now marked by new parenthood, a need for some quicker meals, and multi-purpose sauces and condiments, without sacrificing any of Chrissy's signature need for maximum flavor. Through 100 full-flavored, family-friendly recipes, Teigen shows how to make cooking part of a stylish-but-busy lifestyle"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.5 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Tara Westover
Description: A memoir about a young girl who, raised by Mormon survivalists in the mountains of Idaho and forbidden to go to school, defies her family, educates herself, and earns degrees including a PhD from Cambridge University.
Call Number: 270.092 Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Stephen King
Description: In the small town of Castle Rock, Maine, unlikely alliances, a foot race, and the mystery of Scott Carey's weight loss bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Sarah Andersen
Description: "With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen's third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival guide for frantic modern life: from the importance of avoiding morning people, to Internet troll defense 101, to the not-so-life-changing futility of tidying up. But when all else fails and the world around you is collapsing, make a hot chocolate, count the days until Halloween, and snuggle up next to your furry beacon of hope"--Back cover.
Call Number: 741.569 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
Description: Shares a story of loving who you are, respecting others and being kind to one another.
Call Number: E Bye
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt, Paul Paul Haynes, Billy Jensen
Description: For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, true crime journalist Michelle McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. At the time of the crimes, the Golden State Killer was between the ages of eighteen and thirty, Caucasian, and athletic, capable of vaulting tall fences. He always wore a mask. After choosing a victim -- he favored suburban couples -- he often entered their home when no one was there, studying family pictures, mastering the layout. He attacked while they slept, using a flashlight to awaken and blind them. Though they could not recognize him, his victims recalled his voice: a guttural whisper through clenched teeth, abrupt and threatening.
Call Number: LP 364.1523 McN
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Sarah J. Maas, Sarah J. Tower of Dawn Maas
Description: "Aelin Galathynius's journey from slave to king's assassin to the queen of a once-great kingdom reaches its heart-rending finale as war erupts across her world... Aelin has risked everything to save her people-but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day... With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them. Scattered across the continent and racing against time, Chaol, Manon, and Dorian are forced to forge their own paths to meet their fates. Hanging in the balance is any hope of salvation-and a better world. And across the sea, his companions unwavering beside him, Rowan hunts to find his captured wife and queen-before she is lost to him forever. As the threads of fate weave together at last, all must fight, if they are to have a chance at a future. Some bonds will grow even deeper, while others will be severed forever in the final chapter of the Throne of Glass series."--provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Maa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Becky Albertalli
Description: With prom and graduation around the corner, senior Leah Burke struggles when her group of friends start fighting.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Jojo Moyes
Description: Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the super rich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets--not all her own--that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?
Call Number: FIC Moy
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Rick Riordan, Robbie Daymond
Description: The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to Earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. He has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg.
Call Number: YA FIC Rio
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Maxwell King
Description: Drawing on original interviews, oral histories and archival documents, the author traces the iconic children's program host's personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. Fred Rogers was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously. Rogers's work and his messages still resonate with parents and children today, especially in a world where the human values he championed are too often forgotten or neglected.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: B Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Kristin Hannah
Description: Lenora Allbright is 13 when her father convinces her mother, Cora, to forgo their inauspicious existence in Seattle and move to Kaneq, AK. It's 1974, and the former Vietnam POW sees a better future away from the noise and nightmares that plague him. Having been left a homestead by a buddy who died in the war, Ernt is secure in his beliefs, but never was a family less prepared for the reality of Alaska, the long, cold winters and isolation. Locals want to help out, especially classmate Matthew Walker, who likes everything about Leni. Yet the harsh conditions bring out the worst in Ernt, whose paranoia takes over their lives and exacerbates what Leni sees as the toxic relationship between her parents. The Allbrights are as green as greenhorns can be, and even first love must endure unimaginable hardship and tragedy as the wilderness tries to claim more victims.
Call Number: LP FIC Han
Format: Large Print
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Angie Thomas
Description: After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Helen Hoang
Description: "Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old. It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan--from foreplay to more-than-missionary position... Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic.."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hoa
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Tiffany Haddish
Description: From stand-up comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish comes collection of autobiographical essays that will leave you laughing through tears. Tiffany Haddish grew up in one of the poorest parts of South Central Los Angeles. She never fit in anywhere: not in the households she rotated through in the foster care system, and certainly not the nearly all white high school she had to ride the bus an hour to attend. After a multitude of jobs, she finally realized that she had talent in comedy. Tiffany faced the 'routine' hindrances of climbing the entertainment business ladder--but had the added obstacles of sex, race, and class in her way. But she got there. The Last Black Unicorn is more than a collection of essays--it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 792.76 Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Stephen King
Description: "An unspeakable crime. A confounding investigation...An eleven-year-old boy's violated corpse is found in a town park. Eyewitnesses and fingerprints point unmistakably to one of Flint City's most popular citizens. He is Terry Maitland, Little League coach, English teacher, husband, and father of two girls. Detective Ralph Anderson, whose son Maitland once coached, orders a quick and very public arrest. The case seems ironclad, especially when Anderson and the district attorney are able to add DNA evidence to go with the fingerprints and witnesses. But Maitland has an alibi, and it turns out his story has incontrovertible evidence of its own. How can two opposing stories be true?"--Dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Stephen Brusatte
Description: A sweeping narrative scientific history that tells the epic story of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy.
Call Number: 567.9 Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
Amanda Lovelace
Description: "The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now--indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories. Enemies try to judge, oppress, and marginalize her, but the witch doesn't burn in this one"--Publisher's website.
Call Number: 811 Lov
Format: Book
Date Added: May 23, 2018
Victoria Schwab
Description: Marcella Riggins needs no one. Flush from her brush with death, she's finally gained the control she's always sought--and will use her new-found power to bring the city of Merit to its knees. She'll do whatever it takes, collecting her own sidekicks, and leveraging the two most infamous EOs, Victor Vale and Eli Ever, against each other. With Marcella's rise, new enmities create opportunity--and the stage of Merit City will once again be set for a final, terrible reckoning.
Call Number: FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 4, 2018
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Children Of Blood And Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Burning Maze [Audiobook]
Rick Riordan, Robbie Daymond
YA FIC Rio
Circe [Audiobook]
Madeline Miller, Perdita Weeks, narrator
FIC Mil
The Good Neighbor: The Life And Work Of Fred Rogers
Maxwell King
B Rog
Cravings: Hungry For More
Chrissy Teigen
641.5 Tei
The Great Alone [Large Print]
Kristin Hannah
LP FIC Han
Educated: A Memoir
Tara Westover
270.092 Wes
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas
YA FIC Tho
Elevation [Audiobook]
Stephen King
FIC Kin
The Kiss Quotient
Helen Hoang
FIC Hoa
Herding Cats: A "Sarah's Scribbles" Collection
Sarah Andersen
741.569 And
The Last Black Unicorn
Tiffany Haddish
792.76 Had
I Am Enough
Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo
E Bye
The Outsider
Stephen King
FIC Kin
I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search For The Golden State Killer [Large Print]
Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn, Patton Oswalt, Paul Paul Haynes, Billy Jensen
LP 364.1523 McN
The Rise And Fall Of The Dinosaurs: A New History Of A Lost World
Stephen Brusatte
567.9 Bru
Kingdom Of Ash
Sarah J. Maas, Sarah J. Tower of Dawn Maas
YA FIC Maa
The Witch Doesn't Burn In This One
Amanda Lovelace
811 Lov
Leah On The Offbeat
Becky Albertalli
YA FIC Alb
Vengeful
Victoria Schwab
FIC Sch
Still Me
Jojo Moyes
FIC Moy