The 10 Best Books of 2020

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Leave the World Behind
The Vanishing Half
A Promised Land
Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents
Untamed
Hamnet (Women's Prize for Fiction Winner)
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Whale Day: And Other Poems (Signed Book)
What We'll Build: Plans For Our Together Future

The Best Fiction of 2020

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Leave the World Behind
The Vanishing Half
Hamnet (Women's Prize for Fiction Winner)
The Evening and the Morning (Kingsbridge Series Prequel)
Mexican Gothic
Deacon King Kong
Memorial
The Cold Millions
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories

The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of 2020

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One by One
Lady in the Lake
The Searcher
The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel
The Boy from the Woods
Squeeze Me: A novel
All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #16)
The Long Call
Heaven, My Home
The Butchers' Blessing

The Best Biographies of 2020

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Untamed
The Answer Is...: Reflections on My Life
Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir
Eat a Peach
The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (National Book Award Winner)
Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
I Am These Truths: A Memoir of Identity, Justice, and Living between Worlds (Signed Book)
Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck
The Cancer Journals
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

The Best Cookbooks of 2020

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Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Ottolenghi Flavor
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes
The Full Plate: Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do (Signed Book)
This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking (Signed Book)
Mastering Bread: The Art and Practice of Handmade Sourdough, Yeast Bread, and Pastry [A Baking Book]
The French Laundry, Per Se
Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence