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Best Books of 2020

Best books of 2020

Looking for something good to read? Look no further. Here are some of the best books of 2020, available from your Library.

We would be happy to put any of these new books on hold for you! Download this New Book Order Form (PDF) and return it to any desk in the Library. 

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The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

A tender, potent, and compulsively readable novel of a Nigerian-Indian family and the deeply held secret that tests their traditions and bonds.

Place a hold on The Death of Vivek Oji

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C. Pam Zhang

An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape-trying not just to survive but to find a home.

Place a hold on How Much of These Hills is Gold

Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town by Barbara Demick

Set in Aba, a town perched at 12,000 feet on the Tibetan plateau in the far western reaches of China that has been the engine of Tibetan resistance for decades, Eat the Buddha tells the story of a nation through the lives of ordinary people living in the throes of this conflict.

Place a hold on Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

After a series of blows, Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer at the center of this novel, returns home one evening to find a pregnant, undocumented teenager on her doorstep. She has always sought direction in the literature she loves, but now she finds that the world demands more of her than words.

Place a hold on Afterlife

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

Rendered the subject of tabloid gossip by a messy public breakup, soap star Jasmine takes a part in a new bilingual comedy at the side of a telenovela costar who would revitalize his career.

Place a hold on You Had Me at Hola

Goldilocks by Laura Lam

A gripping science fiction thriller where five women task themselves with ensuring the survival of the human race by spearheading the first all-female mission to a planet in the Goldilocks Zone, where conditions are just right for human habitation. Perfect for readers of The Martian, The Power, and Station Eleven.

Place a hold on Goldilocks

New York Times Notable Books of 2020



Kirkus Best of 2020



Mystery and Suspense

Science Fiction and Fantasy