Most Popular Books 2020

We’ve gathered the most popular books in 2020 for a look back at the year! In each of our monthly newsletters, we share the top two most-viewed titles on the Reading Group Choices site for that month.

Here are the titles — a mix of fiction, nonfiction, and young adult — that caught our readers’ attention from January to December: the most popular books in 2020. Do you remember these great reads? See if they match your own group’s most popular books…


January

One of our recommended books for 2020 is American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins    One of our recommended books for 2019 is Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe by Heather Webber
1. American Dirt
by Jeannine Cummins

2. Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe
by Heather Webber

 

 

February

One of our recommended books for 2019 is The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele RichardsonOne of our recommended books for 2020 is The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
1. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson

2. The Scent Keeper
by Erica Bauermeister

 

March

One of our recommended books is Women Rowing North by Mary PipherOne of our recommended books for 2019 is A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
1. Women Rowing North
by Mary Pipher

2. A Good Neighborhood
by Therese Anne Fowler

 

 

April

One of our recommended books for 2020 is The Second Home by Christina ClancyOne of our recommended books for 2020 is Hannah's War by Jan Eliasberg

1. The Second Home
by Christina Clancy

2. Hannah’s War
by Jan Eliasberg

 

 

 

May

One of our recommended books for 2020 is Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine CenterOne of our recommended books is The Paris Hours by Alex George

1. Things You Save in a Fire
by Katherine Center

2. The Paris Hours
by Alex George

 

 

 

June

One of our recommended books is The Last Flight by Julie ClarkOne of our recommended books is The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

1. The Last Flight
by Julie Clark

2. The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz
by Jeremy Dronfield

 

 

July

One of our recommended books is The Falling Woman by Richard FarrellOne of our recommended books is The Wedding Thief by Mary Simses

1. The Falling Woman
by Richard Farrell

2. The Wedding Thief
by Mary Simses

 

 

 

August

One of our recommended books is The Yellow House by Sarah BroomOne of our recommended books is When We Were Vikings by Andrew David MacDonald

1. The Yellow House
by Sarah M. Broom

2. When We Were Vikings
by Andrew David MacDonald

 

 

 

September

One of our recommended books is The Wright Sister by Patty DannOne of our recommended books is The Rescuer by Jason Sautel

1. The Wright Sister
by Patty Dann

2. The Rescuer
by Jason Sautel

 

 

 

October

One of our recommended books is Nothing to See Here by Kevin WilsonOne of our recommended books is Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

1. Nothing to See Here
by Kevin Wilson

2. Unfollow
by Megan Phelps-Roper

 

 

 

November

One of our recommended books is The Midnight Library by Matt HaigOne of our recommended books is Trowbridge Road by Marcella Pixley

1. The Midnight Library
by Matt Haig

2. Trowbridge Road
by Marcella Pixley

 

 

 

December

To be announced at the end of the month!


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And for more top picks, browse our “Best of the Best” roundup for 2020!