We’ve made the picking part easy: The following list of 61 notable releases from 2018 is divided into interest-specific categories. If your grandmother isn’t the sports fan in your clan, substitute whoever is. (Use your imagination—that’s what books are for!) And since this is also the time of year when you’ll be stuck in confined spaces with extended family, grab a book for yourself, too, so you can sneak off to a quiet spot (maybe in a closet with a flashlight) to decompress.
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso (Drawn & Quarterly / $32.95)
The first graphic novel to be nominated for the Man Booker Prize—about a missing woman, her grieving boyfriend and his childhood friend—is a gorgeous and scathing look at our irresponsible and disconnected modern world.