Barnes & Noble Announces the Best Books of 2018

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced the Best Books of 2018 as chosen by the Company’s expert booksellers. The curated lists highlight books of interest to a wide range of readers, and include the year’s top books overall, as well as by category, including the best thriller and suspense books, history and current affairs, YA, young readers, and kids. Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of the year are online now at, and are available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online just in time for the holidays.

“2018 was a big year for books across all categories, including much-anticipated memoirs, political books that made headlines, and new thrillers by some of the world’s bestselling writers,” said Liz Harwell, Senior Director of Merchandising, Trade Books at Barnes & Noble. “We hope the lists remind readers of some of the most popular books of the year, as well as introduce them to new and surprising titles.”

“In the Kids and YA categories, 2018 was truly a blockbuster year, with the release of new editions to fan-favorite series, popular authors with new releases, and debut authors making a name for themselves,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble. “Readers of all ages will find a lot to love in this year’s lists.”

The Best Books of 2018 as curated by Barnes & Noble are:

Best Books of 2018

Best Fiction

Best Thrillers & Suspense

Best History & Current Affairs

Best YA

Best Young Readers


Best Kids

To see all of Barnes & Noble’s Best Books of 2018, including lists for biography, personal growth, cookbooks, science fiction, and graphic novels, go to

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