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How Many Of Our Favorite 2018 Books Have You Read So Far?

So many amazing reads, and we've still got almost half the year left.

Posted on July 10, 2018, at 3:06 p.m. ET

Below are the 84 books we've loved and gushed about in lists and newsletter reviews so far this year. How many have you read*?

*Okay, some of these are out in the next few weeks, but we hate to leave them out. Bookmark and return.

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    <i>Barracoon</i> by Zora Neale Hurston
    Via Harper Collins
    Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
    Via Harper Collins
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    <i>Everything Here Is Beautiful</i> by Mira T. Lee
    Via Pamela Dorman Books
    Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
    Via Pamela Dorman Books
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    <i>The Female Persuasion</i> by Meg Wolitzer
    Via Penguin Random House
    The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>The Recovering</i> by Leslie Jamison
    Via Hachette
    The Recovering by Leslie Jamison
    Via Hachette
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    <i>Feel Free</i> by Zadie Smith
    Via Penguin Press
    Feel Free by Zadie Smith
    Via Penguin Press
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    <i>An American Marriage</i> by Tayari Jones
    Via Algonquin
    An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
    Via Algonquin
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    <i>Tangerine</i> by Christine Mangan
    Via Harper Collins
    Tangerine by Christine Mangan
    Via Harper Collins
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    <i>The Mars Room</i> by Rachel Kushner
    Via Scribner
    The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
    Via Scribner
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    <i>The Largesse of the Sea Maiden</i> by Denis Johnson
    Via Random House
    The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson
    Via Random House
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    <i>How to Write an Autobiographical Novel</i> by Alexander Chee
    Via Mariner Books
    How to Write an Autobiographical Novel by Alexander Chee
    Via Mariner Books
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    <i>Freshwater</i> by Akwaeke Emezi
    Via Grove Press
    Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
    Via Grove Press
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    <i>Florida</i> by Lauren Groff
    Via Riverhead
    Florida by Lauren Groff
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>That Kind of Mother</i> by Rumaan Alam
    Via Ecco
    That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam
    Via Ecco
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    <i>The House of Impossible Beauties</i> by Joseph Cassara
    Via Ecco
    The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara
    Via Ecco
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    <i>Awayland</i> by Ramona Ausubel
    Via Riverhead
    Awayland by Ramona Ausubel
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>Look Alive Out There</i> by Sloane Crosley
    Via MCD
    Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
    Via MCD
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    <i>The House of Broken Angels</i> by Luis Alberto Urrea
    Via Little, Brown and Co
    The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
    Via Little, Brown and Co
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    <i>Not That Bad</i> by Roxane Gay
    Via Harper Perennial
    Not That Bad by Roxane Gay
    Via Harper Perennial
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    <i>The Friend</i> by Sigrid Nunez
    Via Riverhead
    The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>The Third Hotel</i> by Laura van den Berg
    Via FSG
    The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg
    Via FSG
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    <i>Eye Level</i> by Jenny Xie
    Via Graywolf Press
    Eye Level by Jenny Xie
    Via Graywolf Press
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    <i>What Are We Doing Here?</i> by Marilynne Robinson
    Via FSG
    What Are We Doing Here? by Marilynne Robinson
    Via FSG
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    <i>Heart Berries</i> by Terese Marie Mailhot
    Via Counterpoint
    Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
    Via Counterpoint
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    <i>The Afterlives</i> by Thomas Pierce
    Via Riverhead
    The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>Sick</i> by Porochista Khakpour
    Via Harper Perennial
    Sick by Porochista Khakpour
    Via Harper Perennial
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    <i>You Think It, I'll Say It</i> by Curtis Sittenfeld
    Via Random House
    You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld
    Via Random House
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    <i>Census</i> by Jesse Ball
    Via Ecco
    Census by Jesse Ball
    Via Ecco
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    <i>The Merry Spinster</i> by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    Via Holt
    The Merry Spinster by Daniel Mallory Ortberg
    Via Holt
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    <i>The Body Is Not an Apology</i> by Sonya Renee Taylor
    Via Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
    Via Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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    <i>The Pisces</i> by Melissa Broder
    Via Hogarth
    The Pisces by Melissa Broder
    Via Hogarth
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    <i>The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater</i> by Alanna Okun
    Via Flatiron
    The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater by Alanna Okun
    Via Flatiron
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    <i>A Lucky Man</i> by Jamel Brinkley
    Via Graywolf
    A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley
    Via Graywolf
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    <i>Sharp</i> by Michelle Dean
    Via Grove Press
    Sharp by Michelle Dean
    Via Grove Press
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    <i>Creative Quest</i> by Questlove
    Via Ecco
    Creative Quest by Questlove
    Via Ecco
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    <i>Still Me</i> by Jojo Moyes
    Via Penguin Random House
    Still Me by Jojo Moyes
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>Mem</i> by Bethany C. Morrow
    Via Unnamed Press
    Mem by Bethany C. Morrow
    Via Unnamed Press
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    <i>The Ensemble</i> by Aja Gabel
    Via Riverhead
    The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>Wade in the Water</i> by Tracy K. Smith
    Via Graywolf Press
    Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
    Via Graywolf Press
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    <i>Stray City</i> by Chelsey Johnson
    Via Custom House
    Stray City by Chelsey Johnson
    Via Custom House
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    <i>Old in Art School</i> by Nell Painter
    Via Counterpoint Press
    Old in Art School by Nell Painter
    Via Counterpoint Press
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    <i>Heads of the Colored People</i> by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
    Via Atria
    Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
    Via Atria
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    <i>Not Here</i> by Hieu Minh Nguyen
    Via Coffee House Press
    Not Here by Hieu Minh Nguyen
    Via Coffee House Press
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    <i>In a Day's Work</i> by Bernice Yeung
    Via The New Press
    In a Day's Work by Bernice Yeung
    Via The New Press
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    <i>Though I Get Home</i> by YZ Chin
    Via The Feminist Press
    Though I Get Home by YZ Chin
    Via The Feminist Press
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    <i>The Optimistic Decade</i> by Heather Abel
    Via Algonquin
    The Optimistic Decade by Heather Abel
    Via Algonquin
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    <i>The Perfect Mother</i> by Aimee Molloy
    Via Harper
    The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
    Via Harper
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    <i>Junk</i> by Tommy Pico
    Via Tin House
    Junk by Tommy Pico
    Via Tin House
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    <i>Text Me When You Get Home</i> by Kayleen Schaefer
    Via Dutton
    Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer
    Via Dutton
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    <i>Belly Up</i> by Rita Bullwinkel
    Via A Strange Object
    Belly Up by Rita Bullwinkel
    Via A Strange Object
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    <i>Pops</i> by Michael Chabon
    Via Harper Collins
    Pops by Michael Chabon
    Via Harper Collins
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    <i>The Terrible</i> by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    Via Penguin
    The Terrible by Yrsa Daley-Ward
    Via Penguin
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    <i>Hey Ladies!</i> by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss
    Via Abrams Media
    Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz and Caroline Moss
    Via Abrams Media
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    <i>Convenience Store Woman</i> by Sayaka Murata
    Via Grove Press
    Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
    Via Grove Press
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    <i>Against Memoir</i> by Michelle Tea
    Via Feminist Press
    Against Memoir by Michelle Tea
    Via Feminist Press
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    <i>How To Love a Jamaican</i> by Alexia Arthurs
    Via Penguin Random House
    How To Love a Jamaican by Alexia Arthurs
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>Kudos</i> by Rachel Cusk
    Via FSG
    Kudos by Rachel Cusk
    Via FSG
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    <i>A Place For Us</i> by Fatima Farheen Mirza
    Via Crown Hogarth
    A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
    Via Crown Hogarth
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    <i>No One Tells You This</i> by Glynnis MacNicol
    Via Simon & Schuster
    No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol
    Via Simon & Schuster
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    <i>New Poets of Native Nations</i> edited by Heid E. Erdrich
    Via Graywolf
    New Poets of Native Nations edited by Heid E. Erdrich
    Via Graywolf
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    <i>Early Work</i> by Andrew Martin
    Via Macmillan
    Early Work by Andrew Martin
    Via Macmillan
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    <i>Fruit of the Drunken Tree</i> by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
    Via Penguin Random House
    Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>Still Lives</i> by Maria Hummel
    Via Counterpoint
    Still Lives by Maria Hummel
    Via Counterpoint
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    <i>There There</i> by Tommy Orange
    Via Knopf
    There There by Tommy Orange
    Via Knopf
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    <i>Lilith, But Dark</i> by Nichole Perkins
    Via Publishing Genius
    Lilith, But Dark by Nichole Perkins
    Via Publishing Genius
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    <i>The Incendiaries</i> by R.O. Kwon
    Via Riverhead
    The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
    Via Riverhead
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    <i>The Kiss Quotient</i> by Helen Hoang
    Via Penguin Random House
    The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>Slave Old Man</i> by Patrick Chamoiseau
    Via The New Press
    Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau
    Via The New Press
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    <i>White Houses</i> by Amy Bloom
    Via Random House
    White Houses by Amy Bloom
    Via Random House
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    <i>The Seas</i> by Samantha Hunt
    Via Tin House
    The Seas by Samantha Hunt
    Via Tin House
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    <i>Number One Chinese Restaurant</i> by Lillian Li
    Via Macmillan
    Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li
    Via Macmillan
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    <i>Mirror, Shoulder, Signal</i> by Dorthe Nors
    Via Graywolf
    Mirror, Shoulder, Signal by Dorthe Nors
    Via Graywolf
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    <i>The Summer Wives</i> by Beatriz Williams
    Via William Morrow
    The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams
    Via William Morrow
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    <i>Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart</i> by Mimi Swartz
    Via Crown
    Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart by Mimi Swartz
    Via Crown
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    <i>I Can't Date Jesus</i> by Michael Arceneaux
    Via Harper Collins
    I Can't Date Jesus by Michael Arceneaux
    Via Harper Collins
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    <i>Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV</i> by Lucas Mann
    Via Vintage
    Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann
    Via Vintage
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    <i>Tin Man</i> by Sarah Winman
    Via G. P. Putnam's Sons
    Tin Man by Sarah Winman
    Via G. P. Putnam's Sons
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    <i>Marianna's Beauty Salon</i> by Bushra Rehman
    Via Sibling Rivalry Press
    Marianna's Beauty Salon by Bushra Rehman
    Via Sibling Rivalry Press
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    <i>Would You Rather?</i> by Katie Heaney
    Via Ballantine
    Would You Rather? by Katie Heaney
    Via Ballantine
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    <i>American Sonnets For My Past and Future Assassin</i> by Terrance Hayes
    Via Penguin Random House
    American Sonnets For My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
    Via Penguin Random House
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    <i>Confessions of the Fox</i> by Jordy Rosenberg
    Via One World
    Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
    Via One World
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    <i>Red Card</i> by Ken Bensinger
    Via Simon & Schuster
    Red Card by Ken Bensinger
    Via Simon & Schuster
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    <i>What We Were Promised</i> by Lucy Tan
    Via Little, Brown and Co
    What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan
    Via Little, Brown and Co
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    <i>The Great Believers</i> by Rebecca Makkai
    Via Viking
    The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
    Via Viking
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    <i>Severance</i> by Ling Ma
    Via FSG
    Severance by Ling Ma
    Via FSG

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