15 Bestselling Books of 2020

Whether social distancing at home or enjoying some sunshine in the park, there's no better companion than a book you love. We perused several 2020 bestseller lists to find out what people are reading these days. Fiction or nonfiction, uplifting or terrifying, there's something for everyone.

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Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Now a TV miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon.

The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game.

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman outlines five ways to express and experience love between romantic partners.

The Four Agreements Collection by Don Miguel Ruiz

Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

The Witcher: Sword of Destiny by Andrzej Sapkowski

Geralt the Witcher — revered and hated — holds the line against the monsters plaguing humanity in this second collection of adventures in the New York Times bestselling series that inspired the Netflix show and the hit video games. See the first collection.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Revered British illustrator Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book based on his famous quartet of characters.

The Stand by Stephen King

A pandemic of influenza kills almost the entire world population. Consistently voted fans' favorite King novel, and currently trending among Baopals staff.

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Ten reasons we're wrong about the world, and why things are better than you think. A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.

The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Renowned trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk transforms our understanding of traumatic stress, revealing how it literally rearranges the brain's wiring—specifically areas dedicated to pleasure, engagement, control, and trust.

The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

It was called "one of the most influential books of the decade" by CNN and sparked a decluttering craze across the globe. Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level.