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Next up on your quarantine check-list? Read more. Here are the most popular books of 2020 to get you started.

As we spend more time at home, a lot of us are picking up hobbies, both old and new, and many of us find ourselves with time to read again. Maybe you’ve been going back to old favourites, breaking into a brand new book you carefully flip through to protect its book spines, or looking for recommendations online. And if you need a few more, Goodreads has done the work for you with a list of the most popular books published in 2020 that people have added onto the social sharing site for literature.

1
American Dirt

Living in the Mexican city of Acapulco, Lydia Quixano Pérez is blissfully married with a kid while running a bookstore. She meets an unassuming customer who turns out to be the ring reader of the newest drug cartel in their city. After her husband, a journalist, publishes an expose on the ring leader, their family is forced to flee to the United States where their lives are transformed from comfortable middle-class to the reality of being migrants.

Author
Jeanine Cummins
2
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0)

18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing himself as a mentor for the 10th annual Hunger Games. In a quest to bring honour back to his family name, Snow is humiliated when he is given the task of mentoring a tribute from the lower cast District 12. The odds are not ever in his favour, but Snow is emphatic and determined.

Author
Suzanne Collins
3
House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1)

Bryce Quinlan plays hard and works hard — a life that worked wonderfully until her best friends were murdered by a demon. Even though the accused is behind bars, heinous crimes continue and Quinlan sets out on her own investigation for justice. She’s joined by a is a notorious Fallen angel named Hunt Athalar who brings with him brutal skills and incredible strength.

Author
Sarah J. Maas
4
Chain of Gold (The Last Hours #1)

Step into the glory era of Edwardian London.  The Shadowhunter world had enjoyed years of peace, in a time and place where James and Lucie Herondale grew up with tales of good defeating evil. Things change quickly when the Blackthorn and Carstairs families come to London, forcing the Shadowhunters into a wild adventure ahead.

Author
Cassandra Clare
5
In Five Years

Dannie Cohan’s life is following her five-year plan perfectly: she has just nailed an important job interview, and gotten engaged. But the next morning, Cohan wakes up to a completely different life with another man, and learns that the world has just taken her five years into the future. She wakes again this time back in the present, continuing on with her seemingly perfect life until she one day meets the man from her strange experience.

Author
Rebecca Serle
6
Dear Edward

Tragedy strikes when a plane journeying from Newark to Los Angeles crashes. The lone survivor is 12-year-old Edward Adler, who grabs the attention of the nation but struggles to cope in a life without his family. In this coming-of-age story, Adler sets out to answer profound questions about his purpose and what it truly means to be alive.

Author
Ann Napolitano
7
Untamed

What would it look like to stop trying to meet the expectations of society, and start trusting the voice within? Activist, speaker, and author of the bestseller Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior writes about her big wake-up call in the memoir, a great read for anyone who has ever wondered ‘Wasn’t it all supposed to be more beautiful than this?’.

Author
Glennon Doyle
8
My Dark Vanessa

When Vanessa Wye was just fifteen, she found herself in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and manipulative forty-two-year-old English teacher. Now it’s 2017, and a former student is accusing Strange of sexual assault. She reaches out to Wye who then finds herself in a dilemma: remain silent in a belief that she willingly entered the relationship with a man she thinks of as her first love, or be forced to reevaluate the events of the past?

Author
Kate Elizabeth Russell
9
Long Bright River

Two sisters find themselves living two very different lives in Philadelphia. Kacey lives on the streets while facing addiction, and Mickey is a police officer. The sisters are no longer on speaking terms, but Mickey is never not worried about her sister. When Kacey disappears amid a string of murders in town, Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding her sister, and the murderer.

Author
Liz Moore
10
The Sun Down Motel

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls comes a new suspense novel. The Sun Down Motel sees it all in all in New York, 1982. Viv Delaney works as the hotel’s night clerk, but soon discovers that something just isn’t right at the Sun Down. Delaney is determined to find out what and why that is.

Author
Simone St. James
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong.
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