From the Third Place Books blog, posted November 5, 2020:
We asked the booksellers at all three of our locations for their favorite books of 2020. These are the top 10* books that made it onto the majority of those lists.
[*Editor’s note: We’re only posting the top five so you can predict the other five, then go over to the Third Place blog to see what they chose.]
“By redefining racism in the terms of a caste system, Wilkerson has opened new avenues towards equity and reparations.” – bookseller, Elijah (Seward Park)
“This book has it all – a driven protagonist; complex and bittersweet relationships; and a vivid, soccer-infused setting of Rosario, Argentina.” – bookseller, Niki (Lake Forest Park)
“Edie of Luster is one of the most fascinating narrators I’ve ever read–even while embedding herself in uneasy situations she puts forth an intricate and evolving sense of self and breaks apart the world around her with striking incisiveness.” – bookseller, Alyson (Ravenna)
“Think Shirley Jackson meets the film GET OUT. Scary and intense but wholly original.” – bookseller, Rosa (Lake Forest Park)
By Jenn Shapland
“Shapland’s observations on closeted queer desire and the coded language that still shrouds McCullers’ life and literary career pinged my dead heart again and again—I cannot recommend this incredibly unique book enough.” – bookseller, Kitri (Lake Forest Park)
What were your top 10 books of the year? Have you read all the ones on Third Place Books’ list?
Shop early for the holidays at Third Place Books and other independent bookstores to ensure you get your favorites before they sell out, or give gift certificates to your gift recipients can do their own choosing.