Best Books of 2020 @ SCCLD

Here it is, the definitive list of the best books of 2020! How do I know? Because I compiled the Best of lists from over 20 sources - trade publications such as Publisher's Weekly and Library Journal; popular newspapers and magazines such as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and Vanity Fair; and blogs and websites like BookRiot, GoodReads and ShelfAwareness - and scored each title based on how many lists it appeared on. I then put the list in order by score to find the most agreed upon titles. Drumroll please....

The top fiction book of 2020 was The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, with a score of 12! Tying that score is the top nonfiction book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. Congratulations to Ms. Bennett and Ms. Wilkerson! See the lists below for the top 5 in fiction and nonfiction. For the full list complete with scores and descriptions, click View Full List. For each title, we have multiple formats available, such as ebooks, audiobook, eaudio, and large print.

Best Fiction of 2020






View Full List

 

Best Nonfiction of 2020






View Full List

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Santa Clara County Library District