2018 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites

by Kimberly P. 

It’s that time again, folks! The end of the year doth fast approach, and with it, end of the year lists! Last year, we compiled a list of staff favorites for 2017, and we’re continuing the tradition this year with categories in fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, teen, juvenile, children’s, music, and movies.

Whew! Without further ado, here is what we read, watched, and listened to throughout 2018. 

Black Panther was the clear winner among our staff, closely followed by the Fred Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Singers Brandi Carlile and Janelle Monáe received tied votes for their new albums, By the Way, I Forgive You and Dirty Computer, respectively.

We had a four-way tie in the J fiction and nonfiction category between Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol, Bob by Wendy Mass, Small Spaces by Katherine Arden, and Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend.

The winning spot for children’s picture books is tied between Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love and We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang took first place for teen books, followed closely by Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo received the most votes in the adult nonfiction category, followed by Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

In the adult fiction category, Circe by Madeline Miller took first place, with Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens in second place.

We had another four-way tie for the audiobooks, with Calypso by David Sedaris, So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta, Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik, and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens receiving the most votes.

As you can see, we consumed a variety of content, and we’re always happy to make suggestions if you’re looking for something new to love.

What were your favorites for the year? Feel free to share them in our comments section.

Happy reading, watching, and listening, and see you in the new year!


2 responses to “2018 Sno-Isle Staff Favorites”

  1. Rev. Amanda Aikman says:

    Thanks for the lists! My favorite novel of 2018 was MY EX-LIFE by Stephen McCauley. Very funny, lots of heart.

    • Kimberly P. says:

      You are so welcome! I am going to have to check out your suggestion. The long, dark winter months tend to get me down, so I’m always looking for something funny to get lost in.

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