Our Favorite Books of the Year

Our Favorite Books of the Year - 2020 Favorites

Our Favorite Books of the Year

2020 FAVORITES

Every year we ask our booksellers to do the impossible and pick the book that was their favorite read of the year in each of three categories: fiction, nonfiction, and kids books. Not necessarily their favorite new book—just the one book they picked up and read and loved.

Here are our picks for 2020...

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel

The Vanishing Half: A Novel Brit Bennett
9780525536291
$27.00
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Black Bottom Saints: A Novel

Black Bottom Saints: A Novel Alice Randall
9780062968623
$26.99
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Circe

Circe Madeline Miller
9780316556323
$16.99
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The Pull of the Stars: A Novel

The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Emma Donoghue
9780316499019
$28.00
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Don Quixote

Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes, Edith Grossman
9780060934347
$19.99
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The Orchard: A Novel

The Orchard: A Novel David Hopen
9780062974747
$27.99
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Michael Kohlhaas

Michael Kohlhaas Heinrich von Kleist, Michael Hofmann
9780811228343
$14.95
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Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems

Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems Carl Phillips
9780374229054
$23.00
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March: A Novel

March: A Novel Geraldine Brooks
9780143036661
$17.00
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Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1)

Black Sun (Between Earth and Sky #1) Rebecca Roanhorse
9781534437678
$27.99
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Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel George Saunders
9780812985405
$17.00
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Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic (The Practical Magic Series #1)

Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic (The Practical Magic Series #1) Alice Hoffman
9781982108847
$27.99
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The Fire Next Time (Vintage International)

The Fire Next Time (Vintage International) James Baldwin
9780679744726
$13.95
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The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance

The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance Matt Ortile
9781541762794
$16.99
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How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America Heather Cox Richardson
9780190900908
$27.95
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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex Angela Chen
9780807013793
$26.95
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Vesper Flights

Vesper Flights Helen MacDonald
9780802128812
$27.00
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory Caitlin Doughty
9780393351903
$15.95
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The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir

The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir Michele Harper
9780525537380
$27.00
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The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives

The True History of the First Mrs. Meredith and Other Lesser Lives Diane Johnson, Vivian Gornick, Diane Johnson
9781681374451
$17.95
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Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
9780525575320
$27.00
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Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work Mason Currey
9780307273604
$25.95
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The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad

The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein
9781538701515
$28.00
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Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi
9780316453691
$18.99
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In My Garden

In My Garden Charlotte Zolotow, Philip C. Stead
9780823443208
$18.99
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers
9780525467342
$16.99
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The Moon Keeper

The Moon Keeper Zosienka, Zosienka
9780062959522
$17.99
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What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future

What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future Oliver Jeffers
9780593206751
$19.99
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The List of Things That Will Not Change

The List of Things That Will Not Change Rebecca Stead
9781101938096
$16.99
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One Time

One Time Sharon Creech
9780062570741
$16.99
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Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle)

Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) Tracy Deonn
9781534441606
$19.99
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Six of Crows

Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo
9781250076960
$11.99
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Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows

Crooked Kingdom: A Sequel to Six of Crows Leigh Bardugo
9781250076977
$11.99
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You Should See Me in a Crown

You Should See Me in a Crown Leah Johnson
9781338503265
$17.99
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