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Best Books of 2020: Best Book Lists

Includes lists of the year's best books and favorite reads in the Foothill community.

We Love Year-End Best Book Lists!

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New York Times 10 Best


A Children's Bible by Lydia Millet

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Homeland Elegies by Amad Akhtar

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Koilker

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Shakespeare in a Divided America by James Shapiro

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener

War: How Conflict Shaped Us by Margaret MacMillan


Award Winners

Lit Hub's Ultimate Best Books

Emily Temple of Lit Hub collates all the best book lists she can find, tallies their recommendations, and figures out which books were most often included. Here's the list for 2020!

Other Best Book Lists