Top Fiction of 2018


Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Smart, uplifting debut novel with an unlikely and extraordinary heroine.

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
A ruthless, aspiring author who will stop at nothing to succeed.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Based on the true story of a man, his hope to survive and finding love in the horror of Auschwitz.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Secrets and lies in post-World War II London.

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
Love, fate, crime and coming of age in Brisbane in 1983.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Based on the true story of Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway on the eve of World War II

The Last Hours by Minette Walters
Plague-ravaged England 1348 – can Lady Anne Develish keep her people safe from the Black Death?

Less by Andrew Sean Greer
Winner of the Pulitzer Fiction Prize 2018; wise, endearing and unexpectedly funny.

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
A boy rising from the ashes of slavery becomes a free man.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
The Iliad as seen through the eyes of the women in the Greek camp at the end of the Trojan War.

Transcription by Kate Atkinson
The repercussions of one woman’s espionage work in World War II.

Love is Blind by William Boyd
A young Scottish musician and an obsessive love affair.

A Sister in My House by Linda Olsson
Two sisters estranged since childhood, but given a second chance, reunite in later life.

The Trick to Time by Kit de Waal
Grief, longing and a love that lasts a lifetime.

The Lost Man by Jane Harper
Three brothers and one unsolved death in the unrelenting sun of the Queensland Outback.

Star of the North by D.B. John
Thriller set in North Korea. A woman goes undercover in search of her missing twin sister.

Scrublands by Chris Hammer
A small Australian town is devastated by a shocking crime perpetuated by the most unlikely killer.