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When you’re searching for a book to read, sometimes you know what you want. Maybe it’s a shocking memoir or an eye-opening work of historical fiction. Sometimes, you don’t know what you want — all you know is you want it to be great.

If you’re currently waiting to stumble upon your next great read, you’re in luck. Amazon just released its list of the 10 best books of 2018. From a plot-twisting thriller to a socially relevant fantasy, this list crosses all genres — including a top children’s book pick and a spotlight pick that Amazon’s editors have been loving all year, “Educated” by Tara Westover.

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1. “Educated” by Tara Westover

Tara Westover didn’t see the inside of a classroom until she was seventeen, and it was an experience that dramatically changed the trajectory of her life. This extraordinary memoir chronicles how she survived her survivalist upbringing, eventually earning a PhD from Cambridge University. Rather than a story about the making of a scholar, Educated is about the making of a person.

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2. “Washington Black” by Esi Edugyan

When an 11-year-old slave named Wash is picked to serve his master’s brother, he is terrified to leave the Barbados plantation where he lives. But what follows is adventure and scientific exploration on a par with the novels of Jules Verne. Esi Edugyan’s superb writing and inventive story telling drive this …read more

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