Indigo has named its best books of 2018.
The top book named by the Canadian bookseller was Educated, a memoir by Tara Westover that tells the story of the American author’s experience of self-education growing up in an isolated survivalist family in Idaho.
The book, described by Indigo as a “wildly popular memoir about finding your place in the world, even if that means having to leave your family,” was published in February by Penguin Random House.
Other books on the list, in order of their ranking, are:
• Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell;
• Washington Black, a book written by the sole Canadian on the list, novelist Esi Edugyan, who also claimed the 2018 Man Booker prize for her work;
• 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari;
• Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, best known for another novel of his, The Kite Runner;
• The Clockmaker’s Daughter: A Novel, by Kate Morton;
• I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, the posthumously released true crime account by Michelle McNamara;
• The Woman in the Window: A Novel, by A. J. Finn;
• Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, by Brené Brown; and
• Children of Blood and Bone: The Orïsha Legacy, by Tomi Adeyemi.