This year, LJ eschews our traditional top ten list of best books in favor of a larger and more diverse mix across 20 categories—with 188 titles in total.

We cast a broad net and coalesced small committees for each category, each headed by an LJ Reviews editor and composed of columnists, reviewers, additional LJ editors, and/or industry experts, culminating in a compelling collection of titles that spotlight the full spectrum of the thousands of books that were published this year.

View the Slideshow of 2018 Best Books

Fiction

View the Slideshow of 2018 Best Books

Nonfiction

View the Slideshow of 2018 Best Books

Graphic Novels

More of the Best of 2018

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