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Reflecting On 2018: The Year In Books11:01
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Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir "Becoming" during her book tour stop in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks to the crowd as she presents her anticipated memoir "Becoming" during her book tour stop in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (Jose Luis Magana/AP)

If you've looked on any best-seller lists this year, you've probably seen books like Becoming by Michelle Obama and Fear by Bob Woodward topping the charts. But, as there were so many more that didn't reach the bestseller list, we're talking about our favorite books of 2018.

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Rachel Cass, head buyer for Harvard Bookstore. She tweets @rachel_mbc.

Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe book columnist and president of the National Book Critics Circle. She tweets @katekilla.

Rachel's Favorite Books Of 2018

  1. The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer
  2.  TranscriptionKate Atkinson
  3. Early Work, Andrew Martin
  4. The Future is Female, Library of America anthology

Kate's Favorite Books Of 2018, By Category

Biographies Of Artists:

  1. Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art , Mary Gabriel
  2. Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey, Mark Dery

Essay Collections By Women:

  1. The Reckonings, Lacy M. Johnson
  2. What If This Were Enough?, Heather Havrilesky
  3. Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny, Kate Manne

Narrative Journalism:

  1. Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, and Their Journey into the Syrian Jihad, Asne Seierstad

This segment aired on December 28, 2018.

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