Hiiii…it’s time to continue the Best of 2020 with books! I haven’t read any good books in a while so I did a little research from Literary Hub. Emily Temple has a list of books, but I will only put five. Some I’ve seen, some I haven’t seen, that have made the website’s list for 2020…
Credit source: Literary Hub
The Ultimate Best Books
of 2020 List
Reading All the Lists So You Don’t Have to Since 2017
This year has been “unprecedented” and “unusual” and “an outlier” and “anomalous” and “freakish” and “extraordinary” in many ways. The Covid-19 pandemic has upended our way of life, our topics of conversation, and our entire world. However, some things will always be the same. What I mean to say is: Nothing can stop listicle season.
Yet again, I have scoured the internet to find out which books were recommended most on the “best of the year” lists, consulting 2020 roundups published by everyone from Literary Hub (that would be us) to Apartment Therapy. I read a total of 41 lists, which recommended a whopping 952 different books. But a few were mentioned repeatedly, and you will find those ranked below, by order of frequency of inclusion. Does this mean these books are The Best? Only as much as any popularity contest ever does, I suppose. But if you’re looking to add some books to your holiday reading list, you could do a lot worse.
Here are the results:
Brit Bennett, The Vanishing Half
Rumaan Alam, Leave the World Behind
Yaa Gyasi, Transcendent Kingdom
To read the rest click here.
Now for more best books for this year, read these articles below…
That is it. Let me know what books you’ve read this year and why. Now on to the next Best of.
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