The committee produced a long-list of twelve titles. These books were read and voted on to produce a short-list of five titles.
Community Development graduate student, Chaiti Seth was the winner of $50 Amazon gift card and a book of her choice from the 2018 shortlist—Braiding Sweetgrass. Her name was drawn at random from the 175 votes cast among this year's Acadia Reads shortlist. Acting University Librarian, Ann Smith presented Chaiti with her draw prizes May 3, 2018.