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It is that time of year again, the time when there are so many lists! Best of this, best of that!! So to help, we have compiled a list of lists of all the best books of 2020. We have steered clear of really long lists… too overwhelming. And… if you want to just skip the list of lists and go straight to the list of books that were mentioned on the most lists, click here!

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And here are the lists!

Childrens’ and  Young Adult

Publisher’s Weekly Best Young Adult Books of 2020

Cosmopolitan’s Best Young Adult Books of 2020

Time Magazine’s 10 Best YA and Children’s Books of 2020

Today: 25 Best Books for Kids, Tweens and Teens in 2020

Black Caucus American Library Association’s 2020 ‘Best of the Best’ Booklist (PreK – YA)

Washington Post’s Best Children’s Books of 2020 Reveal a Growing Diversity

Adult and Mixed Ages

Latino Stories’ 2020 Notable Latino/Latinx Books

Best Books of 2020:These 13 Titles Scored Perfect 4-Star Reviews from USA Today’s Critics

Best Books of 2020- Goodreads Choice Awards

Book Riot: Best Books of 2020

NPR’s Best Books of 2020: NPR’s Book Concierge

The New York Public Library: Best Books of 2020

These Are the Best Books of 2020, according to O,The Oprah Magazine

The Washington Post: Best Thriller and Mystery Books of 2020

Time: Best Nonfiction Books of 2020

29 Highly Rated Books on BookBub This Year (all ages)

Publisher’s Weekly Best Books of 2020 (all ages)

The 28 Best Books by Asian Authors 2020

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