Lists and Suggestions

List: Best Books of 2020

Walter, Jess, 1965- author.

The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked job age...

Barry, Quan, author.

"From the author of the widely acclaimed She Weeps Each Time You're Born--a new novel, at...

Bennett, Brit, author.

"The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, s...

Cosby, S. A., author.

"A gritty, voice-driven thriller about a former getaway driver who thought he had escaped the ...

Jemisin, N. K., author.

"Five New Yorkers must come together in order to save their city from destruction in the first...

Cole, Alyssa, author.

"Sydney Green is Brooklyn born and raised, but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every ...

Kolker, Robert, author.

"Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's wo...

Rai, Alisha, author.

One minute, Katrina King's enjoying an innocent conversation with a hot guy at a coffee shop; ...

Jones, Stephen Graham, 1972- author.

"Peter Straub's Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty's Big Little Lies in this American ...

McBride, James, 1957- author.

"From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird, comes a wis...

Wilkerson, Isabel, author.

"'As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flas...

O'Farrell, Maggie, 1972- author.

"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare&...

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author.

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a m...

Alam, Rumaan, author.

"A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a lo...

Guillory, Jasmine, author.

"A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone ta...

Reid, Kiley, author.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driv...

Larson, Erik, 1954- author.

"Winston Churchill's first day as prime minister, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium. Pol...

Emezi, Akwaeke, author.

Southeastern Nigeria. Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vi...

Gyasi, Yaa, author.

"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a...

Washington, Bryan, 1993- author.

Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant. Benson is a Black day care teacher. They&...

Leilani, Raven, author.

Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in...

Rankine, Claudia, 1963-

"At home and in government, contemporary America finds itself riven by a culture war in which ...

Akhtar, Ayad, author.

A deeply personal work about identity and belonging in a nation coming apart at the seams, Homeland...

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.

Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers-...