Boston Public Library staff shared their favorite reads of 2020. Here are the 15 books they picked.

The library staff shared a range of recommendations, spanning both genres and years when the books were released.

3/15/20 - Empty desks line the Boston Public Library's Reading Room on March 15, 2020. The library remains open, however all activities and room rentals have been suspended during the COVID-19 outbreak. Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe

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Looking for your next book as the end of the year arrives? The staff at the Boston Public Library have you covered with a list of their favorite reads of 2020

The recommendations span across fiction and nonfiction and even include a few young adult titles. Most of the books among the 15 titles were published in 2020, but a few reads are from years past — and even from fast-approaching 2021.

For the recommendations released by the library, staff members included a short description of why the book topped their list of best reads of 2020. 

Below, the 15 books they can’t recommend highly enough. 



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