The 10 best books of 2020
Much has been said about the fact that 2020 was the year of the book. While the pandemic has left no corner of pop culture untouched, the publishing industry was comparatively less scathed. Trauma of trying to release, distribute, and promote a book remotely aside, the year produced so many good reads. Several second-books made our list, proving that there is no such thing as the literary sophomore slump; our favorites also included short stories, political auto-fiction and a 1,000-plus-page biography — so there truly is something for everybody.
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