Published on December 6, 2018

There’s nothing quite like cozying up with a good book in the wintertime, but choosing what you want to read can feel overwhelming when there are so many enticing options available. Now, thanks to Apple’s newly released best of 2018 list, it’s much easier to assemble your to-be-read pile. The tech giant’s team of editors have selected their top picks across every drama you could ever crave, and their selections are very good.

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At the top of the list is Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage, which was also named the top audiobook of the year. The story is centered on a couple unjustly torn apart by the criminal justice system. When they are reunited, they must come to terms with their past, their future, and how forces largely beyond their control have molded their lives.

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Journalist Susan Orlean’s The Library Book, about a long-unsolved mystery, earned its slot as the top nonfiction book, and Tana French’s much-anticipated crime drama, The Witch Elm, was named top mystery.

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In addition, Tara Westover’s compelling Educated, which details her isolated childhood and quest to obtain knowledge that had been long kept from her, was dubbed top biography, and Tommy Orange’s novel There There, earned its spot as top work of literary fiction in its urgent, moving portrayal of 12 Native American characters, as they come together at one key event in Oakland, California.

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Still searching for the right read? Take a look at Apple’s full list and settle in for the perfect wintertime activity.

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