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Top COVID-19 Books

August 11, 2020


Here we are, five months into one of the weirder years on record. If you're anything like me, you've probably been through the entire catalog of Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and a ton of books. Mostly Netflix, but you get the picture... If you're looking for something to read, this is probably the place for you.

I've collected the top 5 books for each genre released since March 1st, 2020. There are a lot of arbitrary cutoffs here - using 10k reviews for some genres and 1k for others, but I think it gets to a good place... sorta.

Fiction

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
The House in the Cerulean Sea4.5610,457
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)4.4561,895
Clap When You Land4.4415,028
The Vanishing Half4.4248,334
28 Summers4.3821,982

Minimum 10,000 Ratings

Non-Fiction

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You4.6712,876
The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine4.483,695
All Boys Aren't Blue4.444,391
The Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth With Intelligent Buy and Hold Real Estate Investing4.432,699
Hollywood Park4.332,735

Minimum 2,500 Ratings

Romance

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
The House in the Cerulean Sea4.5610,457
From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash, #1)4.4712,492
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)4.4561,895
28 Summers4.3821,982
By a Thread4.3710,501

Minimum 10,000 Ratings

Fantasy

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
The Wizard's Butler4.561,625
Utopia Avenue4.181,245
The Empress of Salt and Fortune (The Singing Hills Cycle #1)4.142,569
The City We Became (Great Cities #1)4.081,2073
The Book of Koli (Rampart Trilogy, #1)4.041,513

Minimum 1,000 Ratings, Excludes Young Adult and Romance

Young Adult

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You4.6712,876
The House in the Cerulean Sea4.5610,457
Felix Ever After4.545,262
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours, #1)4.530,452
From Blood and Ash (Blood And Ash, #1)4.4712,492

Minimum 5,000 Ratings

Mystery

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
Hate (Madison Kate, #1)4.452,773
Cross Her Heart (Bree Taggert, #1)4.428,768
Trust No One4.313,537
The Last of the Moon Girls4.285,620
Home Before Dark4.2718,306

Minimum 2,500 Ratings

Biography

TitleAvg. RatingRatings
The Rural Diaries: What Moving to Mischief Farm Taught Me About What Really Matters in Life, Love, and Making Dandelion Wine4.483,695
Mary Edwards Walker: America's Only Female Medal of Honor Recipient4.374,076
Hollywood Park4.332,735
Nobody Will Tell You This But Me: A True (as Told to Me) Story4.283,175
The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History4.223,174

Minimum 2,500 Ratings