NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide to 2018's Great Reads

Wondering what book to read next or gift someone with? NPR's Book Concierge may be able to offer some inspiration. Now in its sixth year, this interactive guide offers readers a curated, highly visual selection of more than 300 books published in 2018 and "recommended by NPR hosts, critics, reporters, and producers." Designed by NPR Visuals to "be more Venn diagram-y than list-y," the Book Concierge allows visitors to filter the recommendations by multiple categories simultaneously. For example, selecting the two categories Biography & Memoir and Seriously Good Writing brings up such results as Split Tooth by Inuit musician Tanya Tagaq and In Pieces by award-winning actress Sally Field. By default, the Book Concierge displays its results as tiled book covers, but readers who prefer a simple list view may choose that option. Clicking a specific book leads to a brief, spoiler-free description from its recommender, as well as links to its reviews or coverage by NPR or member stations when applicable. Those interested in seeing NPR's book picks from previous years will find links to ten years' worth of recommendations in the left sidebar. [--SAMPLE RECORD--]
Date Issued
November 27th, 2018
Resource Type
The Scout Report: Volume 25, Number 22 (May 31, 2019)
Date Of Record Creation
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Of Record Release
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
Date Last Modified
July 18th, 2022 at 3:06pm
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