Top 10 of 2020

1. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Beautiful, heartbreaking, romantic, and empowering. You have to read this book.

2. Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton

A truly adorable graphic novel that kids and adults alike will love.

3. As You Wish by Cary Elwes

The closest thing you’ll ever get to a behind-the-scenes of making-of of The Princess Bride.

4. The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan

A delightfully nice cozy mystery set in Mumbai, complete with a baby elephant.

5. The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

This middle-grade novel touched my heart and shed light on bullying and neuro-diversity.

6. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanen McGuire

A heart-warming novella perfect for anyone who ever wondered what happened to Alice after she came back from Wonderland.

7. Jackie Ha-Ha by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

A funny but touching middle-grade comedy about finding who you are.

8. Sadie by Courtney Summers

A unique and powerful young adult thriller that pulls no punches.

9. The Martian Chronicles

Classic for a reason. Ray Bradbury fuses social commentary with what-if and doomsday predictions. More like a connected short-story collection than a novel.

10. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

A fun, modern take on Pratchett-style satire fantasy.


Past Top 10s

Top 10 of 2017
Top 10 of 2018
Top 10 of 2019