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Most Read Books of 2020

August 11, 2020


Probably don't need to give much of an introduction to this post - all I'm doing here is finding the books published this year that have the most reviews so far on Goodreads...

The books definitely lean toward more popular authors as well as toward genres that attract the most avid readers.

TitleAuthorAvg. RatingRatingsGenres
American DirtJeanine Cummins4.28126,341Fiction, Contemporary, Adult
UntamedGlennon Doyle4.2269,998Nonfiction, Self Help
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)Sarah J. Maas4.4561,895Fantasy, Romance, New Adult
The Guest ListLucy Foley3.8961,139Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
In Five YearsRebecca Serle3.8860,029Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Dear EdwardAnn Napolitano4.1756,314Fiction, Contemporary, Adult
My Dark VanessaKate Elizabeth Russell4.0650,208Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller
Beach ReadEmily Henry4.1149,850Romance, Contemporary, Fiction
The Vanishing HalfBrit Bennett4.4248,334Fiction, Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Long Bright RiverLiz Moore4.136,740Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Open BookJessica Simpson4.1535,183Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography
The Glass HotelEmily St. John Mandel3.7734,614Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary
Big Lies in a Small TownDiane Chamberlain4.1232,454Historical Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
The Sun Down MotelSimone St. James4.0832,294Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Big SummerJennifer Weiner3.7131,672Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)Cassandra Clare4.530,452Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the BlitzErik Larson4.2330,002History, Nonfiction, Biography
In An InstantSuzanne Redfearn4.3828,822Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult
You Are Not AloneGreer Hendricks3.7728,246Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Thief River FallsBrian Freeman3.9427,370Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
The Boy from the WoodsHarlan Coben4.0326,956Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Last DayLuanne Rice3.9726,738Mystery, Fiction, Suspense
Writers & LoversLily King4.1125,659Fiction, Contemporary, Literary Fiction
When I Was YouMinka Kent3.8824,896Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
The Other Mrs.Mary Kubica3.7324,522Thriller, Mystery, Fiction