Posted on 07/18/2020 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Inspired by Amazon’s list of the best books so far in 2020, we asked our Facebook followers to share their favorites for the first half of the year.

That was a few weeks ago, and they delivered.

Or so we thought.

We shared their responses in a later post, and the rest of you absolutely blew it up! (In a good way.)

Omitting the books that were mentioned last time, here is a partial list to completely overwhelm your to-be-read pile ...

Popular picks

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (four mentions)

  • Circe by Madeline Miller (two mentions)

  • Educated by Tara Westover (two mentions)

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman (two mentions)

  • This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (two mentions)

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (two mentions)

  • The Water Dancer by author Ta-Nehisi Coates (two mentions)

  • Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (two mentions)

Two titles, one author

  • What the Wind Knows and Where the Lost Wander by Amy Harmon

  • The Water Keeper and When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin

  • Before We Were Yours and The Book of Lost Names by Lisa Wingate

Series suggestions

  • Ebola K by Bobby Adair

  • Lonestar by Colleen Coble

  • Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

  • Outlander by Diana Galbadon

  • The Expanse James S. A. Corey

  • The Hunger Games and its prequel by Suzanne Collins

  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Classics of all ages

  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

  • All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (autobiography)

  • Orlando by Virginia Woolf

  • Spark of Life by Erich Maria Remarque

  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

We'll share the huge list of single mentions tomorrow ...

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