2020: The Books

January:

1) Bibliophile by Jane Mount (1)

2) Throw Like a Girl by Sarah Henning (2)

3) Tweet Cute by Emma Lord (3)

4) Alone Forever by Liz Prince (4)

5) All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor (5)

6) Loveboat Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen (6)

7) We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding (7)

8) Three Things I Know are True by Betty Culley (8)

9) American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins (9)

10) Followers by Megan Angelo (10)

11) Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (11)

12) Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (12)

13) From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks (13)

14) A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris B. Hill (14)

15) Creepshow by Stephen King (15)

16) Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy by Rey Terciero and Bre Indigo (16)

17) Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles (17)

18) Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay (18)

19) The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead (19)

20) The Red Casket by Darby Karchut (20)

21) My Life With Bob by Pamela Paul (21)

22) Keep Moving by Maggie Smith (22)

23) Beloved by Toni Morrison (23)

February:

1) Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais (24)

2) The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert (25)

3) Cleo McDougall Regrets Nothing by Allison Winn Scotch (26)

4) Music From Another World by Robin Talley (27)

5) In Five Years by Rebecca Serle (28)

6) Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (29)

7) The Holdout by Graham Moore (30)

8) You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (31)

9) The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper (32)

10) Lucky Caller by Emma Mills (33)

11) What Kind of Girl by Alyssa Sheinmel (34)

12) A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson (35)

13) True To Your Selfie by Megan McCafferty (36)

14) Summer of 79 by Elin Hilderbrand (37)

15) White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (38)

16) The Phantom Prince by Elizabeth Kendall (39)

17) Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith (40)

18) Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi (41)

March:

1) Be Not Far From Me by Mindy McGinnis (42)

2) Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar (43)

3) Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales (44)

4) My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf (45)

5) Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (46)

6) The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert (47)

7) Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore (48)

8) Most Likely by Sarah Watson (49)

9) Untamed by Glennon Doyle (50)

10) How to Be Fine by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer (51)

11) All Your Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban (52)

April:

1) The Boy From the Woods by Harlan Coben (53)

2) Grown Ups by Marian Keyes (54)

3) Lakewood by Megan Giddings (55)

4) The New Husband by DJ Palmer (56)

5) The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian (57)

6) Catch & Kill by Ronan Farrow (58)

7) If it Bleeds by Stephen King (59)

May:

1) Dead Land by Sara Paretsky (60)

2) The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (61)

3) Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner (62)

4) The Burning by Laura Bates (63)

5) The Perfect Secret by Steena Holmes (64)

6) The List of Things That Will Not Change by Rebecca Stead (65)

7) A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight (66)

8) Ways to Make Sunshine by Renee Watson (67)

9) Before This is Over by Amanda Hickie (68)

10) How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy (69)

11) Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld (70)

12) Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz (71)

13) Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding (72)

14) Again Again by E. Lockhart (73)

15) If We Were Us by KL Walther (74)

16) Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso (75)

17) Seven Clues to Home by Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin (76)

June:

1) Dear Martin by Nic Stone (77)

2) Dear Justyce by Nic Stone (78)

3) The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson (79)

4) Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (80)

5) Citizen by Claudia Rankine (81)

6) Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith (82)

7) The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown (83)

8) You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson (84)

9) Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (85)

10) Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (86)

11) Five Days by Wes Moore and Erica Green (87)

12) Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender (88)

13) The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth (89)

14) What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin (90)

15) In the Role of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby (91)

16) Anti-Racist Baby by Ibram H. Kendi (92)

17) Woke by Mahogany L. Browne (93)

18) The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (94)

July:

1) 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand (95)

2) Love, Creekwood by Becky Albertalli (96)

3) Surrender, White People! by DL Hughley (97)

4) Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron (98)

5) What You Wish For by Katherine Center (99)

6) The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon (100)

7) Passing by Nella Larsen (101)

8) I Am Here Now by Barbara Bottner (102)

9) Killers Keep Secrets by James Huddle (103)

10) Blood for the Sun by Errick Nunnally (104)

11) Say Her Name by Zetta Elliott (105)

12) Across That Bridge by John Lewis (106)

13) Lobizona by Romina Garber (107)

14) Kindred by Octavia Butler (108)

15) The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (109)

August:

1) This is My America by Kim Johnson (110)

2) Prom Dress by Lael Littke (111)

3) Something to Say by Lisa Moore Ramee (112)

4) Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (113)

5) The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed (114)

6) The Night Swim by Megan Goldin (115)

7) This Little Light by Lori Lansens (116)

8) When These Mountains Burn by David Joy (117)

9) All Eyes on Her by LE Flynn (118)

10) The Assignment by Liza Wiemer (119)

11) Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson (120)

12) The Living Dead by George Romero and Daniel Kraus (121)

13) The City Between Us by NK Jemisin (122)

14) One Way or Another by Kara McDowell (123)

September:

1) Scritch Scratch by Lindsay Currie (124)

2) Majesty by Katharine McGee (125)

3) You Can Keep That to Yourself by Adam Smyer (126)

4) Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam (127)

5) Fangs by Sarah Andersen (128)

6) Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon (128)

7) Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia (129)

8) Chasing Alice by Stephanie L. Fowler (130)

9) Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno (131)

10) Don’t Judge Me by Lisa Schroeder (132)

11) Grown by Tiffany Jackson (133)

12) The Weight of the Stars by K Ancrum (134)

13) The Wicker King by K Ancrum (135)

14) Just Us by Claudia Rankine (136)

15) When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole (137)

16) Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest (138)

17) Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (139)

18) Indian No More by Charlene Willing McManus (140)

19) There There by Tommy Orange (141)

October:

1) Faith by Carrie Jones (142)

2) On a Good Horse by Darby Karchut (143)

3) Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis (144)

4) Troubles in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand (145)

5) Carry: A Memoir of Survival on Stolen Land by Toni Jensen (146)

6) There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins (147)

7) Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare (148)

8) Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (149)

9) Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson (150)

10) Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas (151)

11) Misery by Stephen King (152)

12) Unpresidented by Martha Brockenbrough (153)

13) Hoax by Brian Stelter (154)

14) We’re Better Than This by Elijah Cummings (155)

15) The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (156)

16) Riot Baby by Toni Onyebuchi (157)

17) Thoughts of Dog by Matt Nelson (158)

18) Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour (159)

November:

1) Or What You Will by Jo Walton (160)

2) Sanctuary by VV James (161)

3) What If You Fly by Jen Petro-Roy (162)

4) The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult (163)

5) The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (164)

6) Where the Road Leads Us by Robin Reul (165)

7) Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane (166)

8) Shit, Actually by Lindy West (167)

9) Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline (168)

10) Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore (169)

11) One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (170)

December:

1) A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer (171)

2) The Project by Courtney Summers (172)

3) Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler (173)

4) Admission by Julie Buxbaum (174)

5) Pumpkin by Julie Murphy (175)

6) People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd (176)

7) The Half Sister by Sandie Jones (177)

8) The Children of Red Peak by Craig DiLouie (178)

9) In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren (179)

10) This Close to Okay by Leesa Cross-Smith (180)

11) The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins (181)

12) The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley (182)

13) This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens (183)

14) Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon (184)

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