Don't Overlook 2018 for Fabulous Backlist Titles: 15 Books That Stuck With Me

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

By Shannon Navin - Ndgrad95reads

The Giver, 1

Lois Lowry

$9.99 $9.19

A classic! So glad my son and I took the time to read this one together. We followed it up with Gathering Blue.

Ghost: Volume 1

Jason Reynolds

$7.99 $7.35

Jason Reynold's Track series. We loved these characters and the realism of their story. Don't miss this series.

Hello, Universe

Erin Entrada Kelly and Isabel Roxas

$8.99 $8.27

A diverse cast of characters is thrown together in an exciting twist of events that occurs on a single day.


Scott Reintgen

$10.99 $10.11

One of our absolute favorites series! We gobbled this one up, followed up with Nyxia Unleashed and then waited impatiently for Nyxia Uprising. You won't have to wait...binge on all three as quickly as you can.

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

Min Jin Lee

$17.99 $16.55

A New York Times Top Ten Book of the Year and National Book Award finalist...this four generation story of a Korean family in Japan-occupied Korea is consuming and emotional. Loved it!

Educated: A Memoir

Tara Westover

$28.00 $25.76

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER - An unbelievable tale of a young woman's family story. Heartbreaking and'll ask yourself how far you would go for those you love.


Julie Murphy

$10.99 $10.11

Ya'll know I love Dolly Parton and her music is featured in this coming of age story. Nothing I like better than a 'real' underdog who is loved and supported through difficult times by her friends.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

$18.00 $16.56

Trevor Noah reads this audiobook himself and it's an absolute treat!

Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders

$17.00 $15.64

A full-cast audio, including David Sedaris. I found this one odd, but fascinating! Stuck with me for a long time after I read it.

I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons

Kevin Hart

$18.00 $16.56

Kevin Hart is just plain funny and, reading his own audiobook, he's hilarious!

This Must Be the Place

Maggie O'Farrell

$17.00 $15.64

This was my favorite book of 2018! Characters to fall in love with, richly drawn and human.


Pam Muñoz Ryan

$19.99 $18.39

Three stories come together through the lifetime of one harmonica. You'll love the way the instrument winds through lifetimes.

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

$17.00 $15.64

A kind of feminist story about woman who works on ships during World War II and the affair that changes her life.

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

$17.00 $15.64

Read this with my son before the movie came out. Set in Columbus, Ohio in an unforeseen future, there are cultural references from the 80's galore!

As You Wish

Chelsea Sedoti


A compelling took me a while to get into this one but I was so glad I persevered.

Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty

$17.99 $16.55