A good book is like your first cup of coffee in the morning—you can’t put it down. To make your search a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most-talked-about books so far in 2018. A combination of drama, inspiration, nonfiction, and fiction, find all of these and more at Quail Ridge Books—the go-to place for any bookworm.

  1. “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones: Selected for Oprah Winfrey’s 2018 Book Club, this novel explores the relationship between two individuals, Celestial and Roy, amidst a bigger background of race and mass incarceration.
  2. “A State of Freedom” by Neel Mukherjee: This book discusses five interconnected stories set in India that attempt to discover their desire for more in life and more specifically, “How does one imagine the ways one can live in the world?”
  3. “The Line Becomes a River” by Francisco Cantú: As a New York Times bestseller, this book explores the impact of the border shared between the United States and Mexico. As a former agent for the U.S. Border Patrol, Cantú depicts the devastating and emotional effects of such a border.
  4. “The Woman in the Window” by A.J. Finn: This psychological thriller depicts the life of a recluse, Anna Fox, and her new next-door neighbors. Some things are real, others are imagined, but one night of spying transforms into a powerful, ingenious, and suspenseful story.
  5. “Everything Here is Beautiful” by Mira T. Lee: Shown by Chinese-American siblings— Miranda and Lucia—this novel uncovers the devotion between two sisters in an emotional and gut-wrenching way.
  6. “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin: Set in 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, this novel explores the Gold children’s prophecies described by a traveling psychic who claims she can tell anyone the day they will die.
  7. “Still Me” by Jojo Moyes: Moyes features her iconic heroine of “Me Before You” and “After You,” Louisa Clark, in this compelling and poignant story about staying true to yourself amidst a bold and challenging new world.
  8. “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah: It is 1974 in Alaska and the Allbright family has just settled in, hoping to live in a new and dynamic frontier. This unforgettable portrait of human resilience displays a powerful story about love and loss, and man versus nature.

Looking for more? Check out Quail Ridge Books’ website for even more top picks and recommendations. There, you’ll find staff members have even shared their personal lists of favorites.