Tracey’s 2018 Favorite Fiction

2018 has been a busy reading year. My Goodreads goal was 200 books (not counting picture books), and I had already met that by the end of August! It was quite difficult to pick from all those wonderful books out there.

Here are my favorite fiction books of 2018, everything from easy readers to adult crossover titles, from both realistic and speculative genres. You can also check out the posts on my favorite nonfiction titles and picture books/graphic novels.

As always, if I missed your favorite titles. let me know in the comments. And get ready for a whole new bunch of 2019 titles!

EASY READERS & EARLY CHAPTER BOOKS

 GRILLED CHEESE AND DRAGONS  IT'S NOT EASY BEING MIMI  POLLY DIAMOND AND THE MAGIC BOOK  ROAD TRIP WITH MAX AND HIS MOM  SAM WU IS NOT AFRAID OF GHOSTS

Grilled Cheese and Dragons (Princess Pulverizer, Book 1) by Nancy Krulik. 9780515158328. 2018. Gr 1-3.

It’s Not Easy Being Mimi (It’s Mimi’s World!, Book 1) by Linda Davick. 9781442458895. 2018. Gr 1-4.

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book (Polly Diamond, Book 1) by Alice Kuipers. 9781452152325. 2018. Gr 1-3.

Road Trip with Max and His Mom by Linda Urban. 9780544809123. 2018. Gr 1-4.

Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts (Sam Wu Is Not Afraid, Book 1) by. Katie Tsang. 9781454932550. 2018. Gr 1-3.

 

ELEMENTARY CHAPTER BOOKS

BOB  FRIENDLY TOWN THAT'S ALMOST ALWAYS BY THE OCEAN!  FRONT DESK  HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS  INKLING  KNIGHTS VS. DINOSAURS  LOUISIANA'S WAY HOME

Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead. 9781250166623. 2018. Gr 3-6.

A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always by the Ocean (Secrets of Topsea, Book 1) by Kir Fox. 9781368000055. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang. 9781338157796. 2018. Gr 4-6.

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson. 9781338209969. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel. 9781524772826. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Knights vs. Dinosaurs by Matt Phelan. 9780062686237. 2018. Gr 3-6.

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo. 9780763694630. 2018. Gr 4-7.

MERCI SUAREZ CHANGES GEARS  MY FATHER'S WORDS  PARKER INHERITANCE  SAVING WINSLOW  SWEEP : THE STORY OF A GIRL AND HER MONSTER  VOYAGE OF THE DOGS  WONDERLAND

Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Med Medina. 9780763690496. 2018 gr 4—7.

My Father’s Words by Patricia MacLachlan. 9780062687692. 2018. Gr 3-6.

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson. 9780545946179. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. 9780062570727. 2018. Gr 3-6.

Sweep : The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier. 9781419731402. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout. 9780062686008. 2018. Gr 4-6.

Wonderland by Barbara O’Connor. 9780374310608. 2018. Gr 3-6.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL FICTION

 DEAR SISTER  FINDING LANGSTON  I'M OK  JOURNEY OF THE PALE BEAR  KNOCKOUT  MONSTROUS DEVICES  NORTH TO BENJAMIN

Dear Sister by Alison McGHee. 9781481451420. 2018. Gr 5-8.

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome. 9780823439607. 2018. Gr 4-7.

I’m Ok by Patti Kim. 9781534419292. 2018. Gr 5-8.

Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher. 9781534420779. 2018. Gr 4-7.

Knockout by K.A. Holt. 9781452163581. 2018. Gr 5-8.

Monstrous Devices (Book 1) by Damien Love. 9780451478580. 2018. Gr 4-7.

North to Benjamin by Alan Cumyn. 9781481497527. 2018. Gr 5-8.

OTHERWOOD  SCROLL OF KINGS  SERPENT'S SECRET  SPEECHLESS  TRUTH AS TOLD BY MASON BUTTLE  UNTIL TOMORROW, MR. MARSWORTH  YOU DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING, JILLY P!

Otherwood by Pete Hautman. 9780763690717. 2018. Gr 5-7.

The Scroll of Kings (Lost Books, Book 1) by Sarah Prineas. 9780062665584. 2018. Gr 5-8.

The Serpent’s Secrets (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond, Book 1) by Sayantani Dasgupta. 9781338185706. 2018. Gr 4-7.

Speechless by Adam P. Schmitt. 9781536200928. 2018. Gr 5-8.

The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor. 9780062491435. 2018. Gr 5-7.

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor. 9780399161933. 2018. Gr 5-7.

You Don’t Know Everything, Jilly P! by Alex Gino. 9780545956246. 2018. Gr 5-8.

 

HIGH SCHOOL FICTION

BOOK OF PEARL  BROKEN LANDS  BURIED BENEATH THE BAOBAB TREE  CRUEL PRINCE  DREAD NATION  DRY  HAZEL WOOD

The Book of Pearl by Timothee de Fombelle. 9780763691264. 2018. Gr 7-12.

Broken Lands (Book 1) by Jonathan Maberry. 9781534406377. 2018. Gr 9-12.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Nwaubani. 9780062696724. 2018. Gr 8-12.

The Cruel Prince (Folk of the Air, Book 1) by Holly Black. 9780316310277. 2018. Gr 9-12.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland. 9780062570604. 2018. Gr 9-12.

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman. 9781481481960. 2018. Gr 9-12.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert. 9781250147905. 2018. Gr 9-12.

INK  JAZZ OWLS : A NOVEL OF THE ZOOT SUIT RIOTS  MARY'S MONSTER : LOVE, MADNESS, AND HOW MARY SHELLEY CREATED  MY PLAIN JANE  POET X  SKYWARD  WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS

Ink (Ink Novel, Book 1) by Alice Broadway. 9781338196993. 2018. Gr 9-12.

Jazz Owls : A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle. 9781534409439. 2018. Gr 7-12.

Mary’s Monster : Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge. 9781626725003. 2018. Gr 9-12.

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows. 9780062652775. 2018. Gr 9-12.

Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. 9780062662804. 2018. Gr 8-12.

Skyward (Book 1) by Brandon Sanderson. 9780399555770. 2018. Gr 9-12.

What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper. 9781524700393. 2018. Gr 9-12.

 

ADULT CROSSOVER FICTION

BRIDGE OF CLAY  HOW TO STOP TIME  SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD  SMOTHERED  SPINNING SILVER  SUMMER HOURS AT THE ROBBERS LIBRARY  TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak. 9780375945595. 2018. Gr 10-Adult.

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. 9780525522874. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner. 9780316483254. 2018. Gr 10-Adult.

Smothered by Autumn Chiklis. 9781250307750. 2018. Gr 10-Adult.

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. 9780399180989. 2018. Gr 10-Adult.

Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern. 9780062834065. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. 9780062870674. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

TOMORROW  US AGAINST YOU  WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING

Tomorrow by Damien Dibben. 9781335580290. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman. 9781501160790. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. 9780735219090. 2018. Gr 11-Adult.

 

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