Longfellow Books' Top 100 of 2020!


1. A Promised Land   Barack Obama
2. The Overstory   Richard Powers
3. Union  Colin Woodard
4. How to Be an Antiracist   Ibram X. Kendi
5. Sigh, Gone   Phuc Tran
6. White Fragility   Robin Diangelo
7. Within Plain Sight   Bruce Robert Coffin
8. Braiding Sweetgrass   Robin Kimmerer
9. Writers & Lovers   Lily King
10. Stamped   Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
11. Untamed   Glennon Doyle
12. The Splendid and the Vile   Erik Larson
13. Caste   Isabel Wilkerson 
14. The Vanishing Half   Brit Bennett
15. Almost, Maine   John Cariani
16. Normal People   Sally Rooney
17. Me and White Supremacy   Layla F. Saad
18. Stamped From the Beginning Ibram X. Kendi
19. What It's Like to Be a Bird   David Allen Sibley
20. Little Fires Everywhere   Celeste Ng
21. So You Want to Talk About Race   Ijeoma Oluo
22. Dutch House  Anne Patchett (now out in paperback!)
23. The Mirror & the Light   Hilary Mantel
24. Circe   Madeline Miller
25. Conversations with Friends   Sally Rooney
26. On the Horizon   Lois Lowry
27. The New Jim Crow   Michelle Alexander
28. Ernie's Ark   Monica Wood
29. Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine   Alan Lightman
30. The Searcher   Tana French
31. The Warmth of Other Suns   Isabel Wilkerson
32. The Nickel Boys   Colson Whitehead
33. Mill Town   Kerri Arsenault
34. Girl, Woman, Other   Bernardine Evaristo
35. Born a Crime   Trevor Noah
36. The Soul of an Octopus   Sy Montgomery
37. Educated   Tara Westover
38. All the Devils are Here   Louise Penny
39. Where the Crawdads Sing   Delia Owens
40. Say Nothing   Patrick Radden Keefe
41. The River   Peter Heller
42. Weather   Jenny Offill
43. Joe Biden   Evan Osnos
44. One Last Lie   Paul Doiron
45. A Faithful but Melancholy Account of Several Barbarities Lately Committed   Jason Brown
46. The Valentine Phantom   Anonymous
47. How to Change Your Mind   Michael Pollan
48. One Morning in Maine   Robert McCloskey
49. A Gentleman in Moscow   Amor Towles
50. The City We Became   N.K. Jemisin
51. Calypso   David Sedaris
52. Among the Shadows   Bruce Robert Coffin
53. Salt Fat Acid Heat   Samin Nosrat
54. Shuggie Bain   Douglas Stuart
55. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous   Ocean Vuong
56. The Circus Ship   Chris Van Dusen
57. The Lying Life of Adults   Elena Ferrante
58. The Yellow House   Sarah M. Broom
59. The Color of Law   Richard Rothstein
60. American Nations   Colin Woodard
61. The Glass Hotel   Emily St. John Mandel
62. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes   Suzanne Collins
63. The Fire Next Time   James Baldwin
64. The Bird Way   Jennifer Ackerman
65. The Best of Me   David Sedaris
66. Intimations   Zadie Smith
67. If I Built a School   Chris Van Dusen
68. Olive, Again   Elizabeth Strout (now out in paperback!)
69. Blueberries for Sal   Robert McCloskey
70. Too Much and Never Enough   Mary L. Trump
71. My Grandmother's Hands   Resmaa Menakem
72. Such a Fun Age   Kiley Reid
73. I'm Thinking of Ending Things   Iain Reid
74. The Snowy Day   Ezra Jack Keats
75. Between the World and Me   Ta-Nehisi Coates
76. Solutions and Other Problems   Allie Brosh
77. Eventide   Arlin Smith et al
78. Nothing Fancy   Alison Roman
79. Station Eleven   Emily St. John Mandel
80. There There   Tommy Orange
81. Rules for Visiting   Jessica Francis Kane
82. The Fifth Season   N.K. Jemisin
83. The Very Hungry Caterpillar   Eric Carle
84. Hamnet   Maggie O'Farrell
85. Breath   James Nestor
86. Deacon King Kong   James McBride (paperback releases February 2nd!)
87. American Dirt   Jeanine Cummings
88. Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot   Paul J. Ledman
89. In Praise of Difficult Women   Karen Karbo
90. Dwellers in the House of the Lord   Wesley McNair
91. Ottolenghi Flavor   Yotam Ottolenghi   
92. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue   V.E. Schwab 
93. The Recipe for Revolution   Carolyn Chute
94. The In-Betweens   Mira Ptacin
95. The Book of Delights   Ross Gay
96. Piranesi   Susanna Clarke
97. Death in Her Hands   Ottessa Moshfegh
98. Washington Black   Esi Edugyan  
99. The Plague   Albert Camus
100. How to Not Always Be Working   Marlee Grace