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)opens PDF file
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
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)