The 10 best books of 2020, according to Amazon editors

Moriba Cummings
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As the year winds down, the “best of…” lists are starting to roll in. The folks at Amazon already compiled a list the best books of 2020 — and they’re all much cheaper to read with Kindle.

While nothing beats holding the print versions of these chart-topping titles, you can reduce clutter, consolidate space and save money by downloading the Kindle versions onto your e-reader, mobile device or computer.

So, before getting into this impressively diverse list of books, featuring authors like Brittany K. Barnett, Asha Lemmie, Brit Bennett and more, find out why using the Kindle Unlimited service is the perfect way to get in a good read.

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With Kindle Unlimited, users gain access to millions of titles that are drastically cheaper than print editions. One of the most common ways to use this service is via an Amazon Kindle device, like the one pictured below. But you can also use Kindle Unlimited on another e-reader or most other smart devices, like a smartphone or tablet.

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The price differences between the Kindle versions and print editions are pretty significant. For instance, the Kindle version of Blacktop Wasteland, a novel by S. A. Cosby included on this “best of” list, retails for only $2.99, which is 89 percent less than its listed print price.

Now, for the good stuff. Every year, Amazon’s book editors compile a list of their favorite books of that year, ranging across several categories including literature and fiction, mystery and thrillers, biographies, cookbooks and more.

2020’s selections include titles that the book editors could not stop thinking about, raving about and recommending to others. Take a look at their picks, below, which will make perfect gifts for someone on your list or even for yourself.

1. A Knock At Midnight: A Story Of Hope, Justice And Freedom By Brittany K. Barnett, $13.99 (Print List Price: 28)

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2. Migrations: A Novel By Charlotte McConaghy, $13.99 (Print List Price: $26.99)

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3. Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel By S. A. Cosby, $2.99 (Print List Price: $26.99)

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4. Group: How One Therapist And A Circle Of Strangers Saved My Life By Christie Tate, $13.99 (Orig. $27)

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5. The Vanishing Half: A Novel By Brit Bennett, $13.99 (Print List Price: $27)

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6. Fifty Words For Rain: A Novel By Asha Lemmie, $13.99 (Print List Price: $26)

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7. Castle (Oprah’s Book Club): The Origins Of Our Discontents By Isabel Wilkerson, $14.99 (Print List Price: 32)

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8. The Girl With The Louding Voice: A Novel By Abi Daré, $13.99 (Print List Price: $26)

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9. Memorial: A Novel By Bryan Washington, $14.99 (Print List Price: $27)

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10. Hidden Valley Road: Inside The Mind Of An American Family By Robert Kolker, $8 (Orig. $29.95)

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