If any other book could possibly claim to be the book of 2018, it would be Rachel Hollis’s self-help phenomenon Girl, Wash Your Face. Unlike Becoming, it was not an immediate hit. Released in February, Girl, Wash Your Face took more than a month to hit Publishers Weekly‘s bestseller list. But since it joined the top 10, the book has barely slowed down, selling more than 30,000 copies each week since mid-August. It has now sold over 1 million copies and is number two on Amazon.

Fear, fire, and fury be damned. Two women writing about their lives, and hoping others would learn from them, were the books of the year.

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