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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
(4.6) 899 reviews - September 15, 2020
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #5
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2020
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Deacon King Kong by James McBride
(4.5) 4390 reviews - 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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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
(4.4) 26818 reviews - June 2, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Financial Times Best
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A Burning by Megha Majumdar
(4.2) 1381 reviews - June 2, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Library Journal Best Books 2020: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
Andrew Carnegie Medal Shortlist
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Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell
(4.5) 4593 reviews - July 21, 2020
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Memorial by Bryan Washington
(4) 593 reviews - October 27, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
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Writers & Lovers by Lily King
(4.3) 2866 reviews - March 3, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
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Luster by Raven Leilani
(3.8) 1616 reviews - 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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A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet
(4) 682 reviews - May 12, 2020
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2020
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National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
(4.5) 5753 reviews - 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
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
Kirkus Prize Finalist
Financial Times Best
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Notable Fiction


The Mirror and The Light by Hilary Mantel
(4.5) 6804 reviews - April 15, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
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Apeirogon by Colum McCann
(4.4) 1160 reviews - February 25, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
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Library Journal Best Books 2020: The Top Ten
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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
(4.4) 3066 reviews - September 1, 2020
Amazon Best Books of 2020: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
Library Journal Best Books 2020: The Top Ten
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors by Kawai Strong Washburn
(4.3) 348 reviews - 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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Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
(3.6) 4750 reviews - October 6, 2020
National Book Award Finalist
Library Journal Best Books 2020: The Top Ten
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The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
(4.2) 688 reviews - 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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Jack by Marilynne Robinson
(4.2) 497 reviews - September 29, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Financial Times Best
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Crooked Hallelujah by Kelli Jo Ford
(4.2) 199 reviews - July 14, 2020
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Cleanness by Garth Greenwell
(4.2) 287 reviews - January 14, 2020
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To Be a Man: Stories by Nicole Krauss
(4.2) 69 reviews - November 3, 2020
Library Journal Best Books 2020: The Top Ten
Financial Times Best
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Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
(4.3) 698 reviews - January 28, 2020
National Book Award Winner
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Monogamy by Sue Miller
(4.1) 1785 reviews - September 8, 2020
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2020: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
(4.3) 4995 reviews - March 10, 2020
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Real Life by Brandon Taylor
(4.2) 703 reviews - February 18, 2020
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante
(3.9) 4644 reviews - September 1, 2020
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Kirkus Prize Finalist
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Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell
(4.4) 1989 reviews - July 14, 2020
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Weather by Jenny Offill
(3.8) 539 reviews - February 11, 2020
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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
(4.2) 378 reviews - February 4, 2020
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Missionaries by Phil Klay
(4.3) 265 reviews - October 6, 2020
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Man of My Time by Dalia Sofer
(4.2) 25 reviews - April 14, 2020
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How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang
(4.1) 639 reviews - April 7, 2020
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
(4) 3197 reviews - March 24, 2020
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The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
(4.4) 1613 reviews - March 3, 2020
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Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
(4.2) 531 reviews - April 7, 2020
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Daddy by Emma Cline
(4.1) 177 reviews - September 1, 2020
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The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem
(3.7) 75 reviews - November 10, 2020
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Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon
(4.2) 58 reviews - January 28, 2020
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Eden Mine by S. M. Hulse
(4.6) 53 reviews - February 11, 2020
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Must I Go by Yiyun Li
(3.8) 45 reviews - July 28, 2020
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