Best Reads of 2020 Staff Picks!

I think it is fair to say, that 2020 will go down in history as one of those years, every one can’t wait to finish! It has certainly been a challenge, and I am sure most people are looking forward to catching up with family & friends over the holiday period.

For us here at the library it has definitely been different! We’ve had to think of new ways to engage with our members, get creative with the way we present programs and learn new skills. But throughout all of this we have still managed to read our way through 2020. In fact, I think we have read more than ever this year. And if there is one thing Librarians love better than reading, it is sharing what they have been reading with anyone who is willing to listen J

So, I have put together a list of our ‘Best Reads of 2020’ in the hopes that you might find something new to read. Our picks include new publications and some older ones too.

If you would like to share your, ‘Best Reads of 2020’ with us we would love to hear from you.

Share your ‘Best Reads’ of 2020 via our online ‘Read & Review’ form; be sure to mention somewhere that it’s a ‘Best Read of 2020’. If I get a lot of suggestions, I will put together a blog post with all your picks!

Fingers crossed you find your next great read!


The best books we read in 2020!

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

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The Yield by Tara June Winch

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga by Tod Alexander

The Altogether Unexpected Disappearance of Atticus Craftsman by Maman Sanchez

Maker’s Curse by Trudi Canavan, book four in the ‘Millennium’s Rule’ series.

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

The White Girl by Tony Birch

American Dirt

American Dirt by Jeannie Cummins

Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

Phosphorescence by Julia Baird

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville

The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon

The Simple Wild by K.A Tucker

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

The Greatest Dog Stories Ever Told by Patricia Sherwood

Husna’s Story by Farid Ahmed

Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You to Live to 100 by Marta Zaraska

Read Repeat!

Jody, Sarah, Anne, Mani, Amanda, Snjezana, Kate & Yan Ping,

P.S. ‘The Dictionary of Lost Words’ was listed on more than five (5) peoples lists! It definitely is one of the favourites for 2020!