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Reader List: New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 Books of 2020


The New York Times Book Review’s
10 Best Books of 2020
submitted in May 2021 by BookMan

Another year of great reads! The libraries have most of these — I thought other readers might be interested again in seeing what the venerable New York Times thought were the Top Ten books of 2020!


A Children’s Bible
by Lydia Millet

Deacon King Kong
by James McBride

Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague
by Maggie O’Farrell

Homeland Elegies
by Ayad Akhtar

The Vanishing Half
by Brit Bennett


Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family
by Robert Kolker (616.898 Kol)

A Promised Land
by Barack Obama (Biography Obama)

Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell us About Our Past and Future
by James Shapiro (822.33 Sha)

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
by Anna Wiener (Biography Wiener)

War: How Conflict Shaped Us
by Margaret MacMillan (355.02 MacM)