Favorite Reads of 2020

Favorite Books We Read in 2020

These are some of the best, most enjoyable, or most memorable books we read this year.

Fiction

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Korey)

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Chris)

Peace Talks by Jim Butcher (Brenda)

Resurgence; Divergence by C.J. Cherryh (Brenda)

Finna by Nino Cipri (Denise)

Well Played by Jen DeLuca (Brenda)

Race the Sands by Sarah Beth Durst (Katie)

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi (Chris)

Mother Land by Leah Franqui (Brenda)

Less by Andrew Sean Greer (Meghan)

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham (George)

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Chris)

V2: A Novel of World War II by Robert Harris (Chris)

The Resisters by Gish Jen (Chris)

Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles (Brenda)

Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim (Brenda)

A Burning by Megha Majumdar (Chris)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Korey)

A Royal Affair by Allison Montclair (Brenda)

The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (Brenda)

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Brenda)

The End of October by Lawrence Wright (George)

The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson (Brenda)

Nonfiction

Your Hidden Superpower by Adrienne Bankert (Chris)

No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality by Michael J. Fox (George)

Fire in Paradise: An American Tragedy by Alastair Gee and Danie Anguiano (George)

Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen (Chris)

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haben Girma (Brenda)

Always Day One by Alex Kantrowitz (Chris)

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (Debbie)

The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win by Maria Konnikova (Chris)

The Last Stargazers by Emily Levesque (Brenda)

Underland: A Deep Time Journey by Robert MacFarlane (Brenda)

Mudlark: In Search of London’s Past Along the River Thames by Lara Maiklem (George)

Agent Sonya: Moscow’s Most Daring Wartime Spy by Ben McIntyre (Chris)

Life’s Great Question: Discover How You Contribute to the World by Tom Rath (Chris)

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America by Heather Cox Richardson (Chris)

The Smallest Lights in the Universe by Sara Seager (Brenda)

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght (George)

Teen Fiction

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Korey)

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta (Korey)

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (Korey)

Camp by Lev AC Rosen (Chris)

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Brenda)

Illustrated Novels and Manga

Fangs by Sarah Anderson (Denise)

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa (Katie)

My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi (Denise)

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy (Chris)

Our Dining Table by Ori Mita (Denise)

Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell (Korey)

You Brought Me the Ocean by Alex Sanchez (Chris)

Audiobooks

The Falcon Always Wings Twice by Donna Andrews (Brenda)

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey (Chris)

The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (Chris)

Unf#ck Your Brain by Faith Harper (Chris)

Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson (Katie)

A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost (Katie)

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, read by Rob Inglis (Katie)

Sigh, Gone by Phuc Tran (Katie)

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