2018 List of Suggested Titles

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.

Final 10 Selections

Behold the Dreamers
Imbolo Mbue

Being Mortal
Atul Gawande

Days Without End
Sebastian Barry

Furiously Happy
Jenny Lawson

Killers of the Flower Moon (Winner)
David Grann

The New Jim Crow
Michelle Alexander

News of the World (Runner-up)
Paulette Jiles

The Underground Railroad
Colson Whitehead

The Unsettlers
Mark Sundeen

The Wanderers
Meg Howrey

Other Suggested Titles

1984
George Orwell

And Again
Jessica Chiarella

All Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Remarque

All the Crooked Saints
Maggie Steifvater

All the Gallent Men
Donald Stratton

All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

Americanah
Chimamanda Ngoizi Adichie

America’s Bitter Pill
Steven Brill

Amulet
Kazu Kibuishi

Another Brooklyn
Jacqueline Woodson

Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives
Gary Younge

Arcadia
Lauren Groff

The Art of Racing in the Rain
Garth Stein

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
Ibtisam Barakat

The Ballad of Black Tom
Victor LaValle

Beartown
Fredrik Backman

Beautiful and Abundant: Building the World We Want
Bryan Welch

Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Bible

Black Beauty
Anna Sewell

Blood River Rising: The Thompson-Crimson Feud of the 1920s
Victoria Pope Hubbell

The Book of Joan
Lidia Yuknavitvh

The Book of Jonas
Stephen Dau

Book of Unknown Americans
Christina Enriquez

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
Kevin Young

Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
Sam Kean

The Chaperone
Laura Moriarty

Chasing the Dragon
Sam Westhoek

Commonwealth
Ann Patchett

A Confederacy of Dunces
John Kennedy Toole

Confessions of a Sociopath
M.E. Thomas

Cry, the Beloved Country
Alan Paton

The Dark is Rising
Susan Cooper

Dark Matter
Blake Crouch

The Day the World Came to Town
Jim DeFede

Delicious Foods
James Hannaham

Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid From the Taliban
Maria Toorpakai

Dog Run Moon
Callan Wink

The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
Elizabeth Letts

The End of Alzheimer’s
Dale Bredesen

Enemy Women
Paulette Jiles

Entwined: Sisters and Secrets in the Silent World of Artist Judith Scott
Joyce Scott

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Matthew Desmond

Exit West
Moshin Hamid

Fates and Furies
Lauren Groff

A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer and More Efficient Tax System
T.R. Reid

Flood
Melissa Scholes Young

The Future is History
Masha Gessen

The Gardender
S.A. Bodeen

A Gentleman in Moscow
Amor Towles

George
Alex Gino

Ginny Moon
Benjamin Ludwig

A Girl from Yamhill
Beverly Cleary

The Glass Castle
Jeannette Walls

Gloryland
Shelton Johnson

A Good American
Alex George

Grant
Ron Chernow

H is for Hawk
Helen Macdonald

Half Broke Horses
Jeannette Walls

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
J.D. Vance

History of Wolves
Emily Fridlund

The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

Home Grown Stories and Home Grown Fried Lies
Mitch Jayne

Homegoing
Yaa Gyasi

Hotel Strange
Katherine Ferrier

How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Louise Penny

Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong — and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story
Angela Saini

The Invention of Wings
Sue Monk Kidd

The Jungle
Upton Sinclair

Just Mercy
Bryan Stevenson

Keeper of the Lost Cities: Everblaze
Sharon Messenger

Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Destroy the Global Economy
Michael Hudson

The Kite Runner
Khalid Hosseini

The Lake House
Kate Morton

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
Dominic Smith

Life After Life
Kate Atkinson

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders

Maps Are Lines We Draw
Allison Caffelt

The Maze Runner
James Dashner

Mental: Lithium, Love, and Losing My Ming
Jaime Lowe

The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight
Martha Achmann

The Monsters of Templeton
Lauren Groff

Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Robert Edsel

Moonglow
Michael Chabon

Mrs. Fletcher
Tom Perotta

Mudbound
Hillary Jordan

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues
Pamela Paul

My Own Two Feet
Beverly Cleary

Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It
Wendell Potter

The Nightingale
Kristin Hannah

No is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need
Naomi Klein

No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Alexander McCall Smith

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-first Century
Jessica Bruder

Nordie’s at Noon
Patti Balwanz

The Obsession
Nora Roberts

The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate

The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Rinker Buck

The Orphan Master’s Son
Adam Johnson

Out of the Silent Planet
C.S. Lewis

The Pilgrim’s Progress
John Bunyon

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Terry Ryan

Promised the Moon: The Untold Story of the First Women in the Space Race
Stephanie Nolen

Queen of Sheba: The Half Has Never Been Told
Mattie Hon

The Ranger Way: Living the Code On and Off the Battlefield
Kris Paronto

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between
Hisham Matar

Richard Halliburton’s Complete Book of Marvels
Richard Halliburton

Rocket Boys
Homer Hickam

Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches for Turkey, Syria, and Iraq
Sarah Glidden

Sarah’s Key
Tatiana de Rosney

The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age
Andrew O’Hagan

The Secret
Rhonda Byrne

Shiloh
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Sing, Unburied, Sing
Jesmyn Ward

Siracusa
Delia Ephron

Skinny
Donna Cooner

Slant of Light: A Novel of Utopian Dreams and Civil War
Steve Wiegenstein

Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See

Sourdough
Robin Sloan

The Spy: A Novel of Mata Hari
Paul Coelho

The Statesman and the Storyteller: John Hay, Mark Twain and the Rise of American Imperialism
Mark Zwonitzer

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Arlie Russell Hochschild

Sully: The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson
Chesley Sullenberger

Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age
David J. Helfand

The System
Angela Weeks

Tasting the Sky, A Palestinian Childhood
Ibtisam Barakat

Telex From Cuba
Rachel Kushner

Tell the Wolves I’m Home
Carol Rifka Brunt

The Tender Land: A Family Love Story
Kathleen Finneran

The Things They Carried
Tim O’Brien

This Fight is Our Fight
Elizabeth Warren

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life From Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed

To Be a Slave
Julius Lester

Too Close to the Falls
Catherine Gildiner

Tuck Everlasting
Natalie Babbitt

Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

Underground Airlines
Ben Winters

The War That Saved My Life
Brubaker Kimberly Bradley

We Are Called to Rise
Laura McBride

We The People
Juan Williams

West With the Night
Beryl Markham

When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

When the Emperor Was Divine
Julie Otsuka

Where the Wind Leads: A Refugee Family’s Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption
Vinh Chung

Wishtree
Katherine Applegate

The Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum

Wonder
Raquel J. Palacio

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
Steve Johnson

Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Sherman Alexie

 

 

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