King County Library System Releases its Best Books of 2018

Librarians Share their Annual Best Book Titles for a Variety of Readers’ Interests

ISSAQUAH, WA—King County Library System (KCLS), one of the busiest library systems in the country, released its selections for the Best Books of 2018. The annual list includes KCLS’ top 25 titles each under four categories: adult fiction, adult nonfiction, teens and children’s.

Best Book lists are selected by nominations and votes from King County Library System librarians and staff members who, collectively, read hundreds of books each year. Once nominations are made and votes are tabulated, KCLS Readers' Services Program Coordinator Emily Calkins finalizes the lists.

"Our lists are unique because they reflect the interests of our staff and communities,” said Calkins. “Local writers appear on all four lists, and there's a range of genres and topics represented."

Following are King County Library System’s Best Books of 2018, in order of author’s last name:

Best Adult Fiction Books 2018:


























 

Best Adult Nonfiction Books 2018:


























 

Best Teen Books 2018:


























 

Best Children's Books 2018:


























All Best Books 2018 are available to check out and borrow in various formats, including print, audio, digital audio and eBook, at your local KCLS library or online to download at www.kcls.org.

About the King County Library System

Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Serving the communities of King County (outside the City of Seattle), KCLS currently has 49 libraries and more than 700,000 cardholders. In 2011, KCLS was named Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal. In 2017, residents checked out more than 4.7 million digital eBooks and audiobooks, making KCLS the #1 digital circulating library in the U.S.

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King County Library System Media Contacts:

Julie Acteson, 425.369.3273, jbacteson@kcls.org