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Best Books of 2020

11/23/2020: New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020 - Fiction
11/20/2020: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2020
11/20/2020: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2020
10/06/2020: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart wins the 2020 Man Booker Prize
10/06/2020: Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu wins the 2020 National Book Award
10/06/2020: 2020 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction
09/15/2020: 2020 Man Booker Prize Shortlist
01/02/2020: Library Journal 2020 Titles To Watch


Top 10 Fiction


Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar
531 reviews (p) September 15, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Top 10 #1
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #5
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2020
Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
20210 reviews (p) June 2, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Financial Times Best
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Deacon King Kong by James McBride
3435 reviews (p) March 3, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
Kirkus Prize Finalist
Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist
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A Burning by Megha Majumdar
1139 reviews (p) June 2, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist
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A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
202 reviews (p) May 12, 2020
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
3645 reviews (p) July 21, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
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Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2020
Financial Times Best
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The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
5853 reviews (p) April 15, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
1433 reviews (p) February 11, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
National Book Award Finalist
Man Booker Prize Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
Kirkus Prize Finalist
Financial Times Best
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Writers & Lovers by Lily King
2211 reviews (p) March 3, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
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Memorial by Bryan Washington
213 reviews (p) October 27, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Luster by Raven Leilani
1161 reviews (p) August 4, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Kirkus Prize Winner
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Notable Fiction


Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
185 reviews (p) January 14, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
229 reviews (p) January 28, 2020
National Book Award Winner
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Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon
56 reviews (p) January 28, 2020
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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
299 reviews (p) February 4, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
558 reviews (p) February 6, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Eden Mine by S. M. Hulse
48 reviews (p) February 11, 2020
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Weather by Jenny Offill
445 reviews (p) February 11, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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Real Life by Brandon Taylor
516 reviews (p) February 18, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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Apeirogon by Colum McCann
903 reviews (p) February 25, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
1287 reviews (p) March 3, 2020
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
277 reviews (p) March 3, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
3823 reviews (p) March 10, 2020
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
2400 reviews (p) March 24, 2020
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Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
419 reviews (p) April 7, 2020
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
490 reviews (p) April 7, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Man of My Time by Dalia Sofer
21 reviews (p) April 14, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
1612 reviews (p) July 14, 2020
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Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
175 reviews (p) July 14, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
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Must I Go by Yiyun Li
38 reviews (p) July 28, 2020
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Daddy by Emma Cline
147 reviews (p) September 1, 2020
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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
2192 reviews (p) September 1, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2020
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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
3710 reviews (p) September 1, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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Monogamy by Sue Miller
1332 reviews (p) September 8, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Jack by Marilynne Robinson
304 reviews (p) September 29, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Financial Times Best
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Missionaries by Phil Klay
123 reviews (p) October 6, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
2823 reviews (p) October 6, 2020
National Book Award Finalist
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To Be a Man: Stories by Nicole Krauss
10 reviews (p) November 3, 2020
Financial Times Best
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The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem
29 reviews (p) November 10, 2020
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