Best & Overlooked Books: What Were the Top Books of 2018?

Dec 7, 2018

An annual favorite! Our panelists discuss the books that got people reading this year, those that should have received more attention, and the classics they chose to revisit.


Josh Bodwell, executive director, Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance; editor, three-volume collection of the works of Andre Dubus

Gillian French, author of "Grit," "The Door to January," and "The Lies They Tell;" her new book, "The Missing Season," comes out in May 2019.

Lewis Robinson, author of the novel "Water Dogs," a New York Times editors’ choice selection, and "Officer Friendly and Other Stories." His short fiction and essays have appeared in Tin House, The Missouri Review, Sports Illustrated, and The New York Times Book Review, and NPR’s program Selected Shorts.

Melissa Kim (by phone), editorial director, Islandport Press

Aurelia Scott (by phone), contributing editor, AudioFile Magazine