A look back at 2018

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It’s time for our annual roundup of Coffee House books that landed on bookstore and media best-of lists. In 2018, twenty books ended up on forty-one different favorite and recommendation lists. We’re looking forward to what 2019 brings!
    Things to Make and Break by May-Lan Tan

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    The White Review, “Books of the Year”
      Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker

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      The Seminary Co-op, “2018 Holiday Gift Guide”

        After the Winter by Guadalupe Nettel, translated by Rosalind Harvey

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        The Atlantic, “The 19 Best Books of 2018”
        Entropy, “Best of 2018: Best Fiction Books”
        Bookriot, “Riot Roundup: The Best Books We Read in December 2018”
        Subtext Books, “Matt’s Favorites”

          Eleanor, or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love by Anna Moschovakis

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          Brazos Bookstore, “Mark’s Top Ten Books of 2018 (Now Brooklyn-Free!)”

            Perennial by Kelly Forsythe

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            Chicago Review of Books, “The 10 Best Poetry Books of 2018”
              Comemadre by Roque Larraquy, translated by Heather Cleary

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              Publishers Weekly, “Best Books 2018”
              Entropy, “Best of 2018: Best Fiction Books”
              The A.V. Club, “The A.V. Club’s 10 favorite books of 2018”
              World Literature Today, “World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2018”
              Literary Hub, “The Ultimate Best Books of 2018 List”
              Huffington Post, “The Best Fiction Of 2018”
              Vol. 1 Brooklyn, “Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Best of 2018: Fiction”
              Brazos Bookstore, “Mark’s Top Ten Books of 2018 (Now Brooklyn-Free!)”

                Idiophone by Amy Fusselman

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                Entropy, “Best of 2018: Non-Fiction Books”
                Subtext Books, “Sarah’s Favorites”

                  Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed

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                  Library Journal, “Best Books 2018”
                  City Pages, “Winter Reading guide: Books to thrill, inspire, amuse, and delight in the dark, cold days to come”
                  The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Ada Limón”
                  The Root, “These 28 Brilliant Books by Black Authors Are the Standouts in What Was a Stellar Year in Black Literature”
                  Vulture, “9 Books of Poems That Prove 2018 Was a Fantastic Year — at Least for Poetry.”
                  The Rumpus, “What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2018”

                    Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen

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                    The Seminary Co-op, “2018 Holiday Gift Guide”
                    Subtext Books, “Matt’s Favorites”
                    Literary Hub, “The Best Reviewed Books of 2018: Poetry”
                    The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Bryan Washington”
                    Entropy, “Best of 2018: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections”
                    Hyphen, “Our Favorite Things of 2018: Asian American Edition”
                    BuzzFeed, “The Best Books From 2018 For Every Kind Of Reader”
                    The White Review, “Books of the Year”

                      Betwixt-and-Between by Jenny Boully

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                      Vol. 1 Brooklyn, “Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s Best of 2018: Nonfiction”
                      Entropy, “Best of 2018: Non-Fiction Books”

                        Empty Set by Verónica Gerber Bicecci, translated by Christina MacSweeney

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                        The Seminary Co-op, “2018 Holiday Gift Guide”
                        Entropy, “Best of 2018: Best Fiction Books”
                        World Literature Today, “World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2018”
                        Brazos Bookstore, “Laura M’s Top Ten Books for Seasonal Reading”

                          Mean by Myriam Gurba

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                          Book Scrolling, “The Best Books About Feminism Of All-Time”
                          Voices of Monterey Bay, “Books That Rocked Our World in 2018”

                            The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

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                            The White Review, “Books of the Year”
                              In the Distance by Hernan Diaz

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                              BuzzFeed News, “35 Books Librarians Have Recently Loved”
                              NBC, “10 books by Latino authors you shouldn't miss this year”
                              Deadspin, “The Best Things We Read In 2018”

                                Letters to Memory by Karen Tei Yamashita

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                                The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Steph Opitz”
                                  Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita

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                                  The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Adrienne Celt”

                                    Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash

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                                    FSG Work in Progress, “FSG’s Favorite Books of 2018”
                                      Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli

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                                      The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Bryan Washington”
                                      The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Shobha Rao”
                                      The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Laila Lalami”
                                      FSG Work in Progress, “FSG’s Favorite Books of 2018”

                                        Camanchaca by Diego Zúñiga, translated by Megan McDowell

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                                        The Millions, “A Year in Reading: Bryan Washington”
                                          The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Christina MacSweeney

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                                          FSG Work in Progress, “FSG’s Favorite Books of 2018”

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