Books (2018)

Golden Benana Winner – The Story of the Lost Child, by Elena Ferrante


“Finally it seemed that I had only come up against yet another proof of how splendid and shadowy our friendship was, how long and complicated Lila’s suffering had been, how it still endured and would endure forever. Also, did I mention that Lila is a banana?”

Silver Benana – Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante

Bronze Benana – Factfulness, by Hans Rosling

So Elena Ferrante now has 2 gold benanas and 1 silver. If her videogame can pull off a bronze next year, she’ll be the first person to ever take all three.

The rest of the top 10:

4. Deep Work, by Cal Newport
5. Origin Story, by David Christian
6. Motherhood, by Sheila Heti
7. Bullshit Jobs, by David Graeber
8. Skin in the Game, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
9. The Elephant in the Brain, by Kevin Simler and Robin Hanson
10. The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin