Posted on 07/03/2020 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Amazon recently released its list of the best books, so far, in 2020.

Rather than ask our Facebook followers whether they'd read any of those picks, we figured we'd just ask them what they had most enjoyed reading so far this year.

(No publication date requirement — any book was fair game.)

As always, bookworms were more than ready to add to our TBR piles!

The responses, in some vague semblance of order ...

Popular picks

  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (six mentions).

  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (three mentions).

  • Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan (two mentions).

  • The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia (two mentions).

  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (two mentions).

Series suggestions

  • The Baztan Trilogy by Dolores Redondo.

  • Dianne Harman's books.

  • The World War II novels by Judith Kerr.

  • The After War series by L.A. White.

  • The Grape Series by Laura Bradbury. 

  • The Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny (mentioned twice!).

  • The Jake Lassiter series by Paul Levine.

  • The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.

Two titles, one author

  • The Orphan Keeper and The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright.

  • Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

  • The Flight Attendant and The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian.

  • Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel.

  • In the Garden of Beasts (mentioned twice!) and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larsen.

Rapid-fire recommendations

  • Sea Wife by Amity Gaige.

  • A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles. 

  • The Dutch House by Ann Patchett.

  • Alexa's Travels by Angela White. 

  • Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.

  • Apeirogon by Colum McCann.

  • The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz. 

  • The Household Guide to Dying by Debra Adelaide. 

  • The Shadow of His Wings by Gereon Goldmann.

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. 

  • 10th Anniversary by James Patterson.

  • Handstands in the Dark by Janey Godley.

  • The Son by Jo Nesbo.

  • The March by John Lewis.

  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman.

  • Recipe for the Perfect Wife by Karma Brown.

  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

  • The End of October by Laurence Wright.

  • Chains (The Seeds of America Trilogy) by Laurie Halse Anderson.

  • Riviera Gold by Laurie R. King.

  • Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.

  • Physicians of Vilnoc by Lois McMaster Bujold.

  • Life Without Water by Marci Bolden.

  • Devolution by Max Brooks.

  • The Quarantine Station by Michelle Montebello.

  • The Lost Future of Pepperharrow by Natasha Pulley.

  • Tidelands by Philippa Gregory.

  • Kim by Rudyard Kipling.

  • My Christmas Boyfriend by SJ Crabb.

  • The Stand by Stephen King.

  • Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

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Comments
The Baztan Trilogy, by Dolores Redondo!! The best books I've read so far this year, and maybe last year too. Highly recommended.
Silvia | 07/15/2020 at 07:55 AM
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