SLJ Book Reviews Editors’ Favorite Books Read in 2020

The SLJ Reviews editors share the books we read in 2020 that have stuck with us—whether as a welcome respite from the year’s upheaval or as a work that resonated long after the last page was turned.

As we look back at the tumultuous year that was 2020, the SLJ reviews editors have compiled a series of “favorites” roundups.

Here, we share the books we read in 2020 that have stuck with us—whether as a welcome respite from the year’s upheaval or as a work that resonated long after the last page was turned.

Reference/Professional Reading Editor Mahnaz Dar: Owly: The Way Home by Andy Runton


Book Room Assistant Taimur Dar: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli by Steve Alpert


Reviews Editor Shelley Diaz: I Remember Everything: Life Lessons from Dawson's Creek by Erin Hensley and Julia Callahan; illus. by Jillian Barthold


Picture Books Senior Editor Kimberly Olson Fakih: The Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles


YA Senior Editor Katy Hershberger: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry


Chapter Books/Middle Grade Assistant Editor Ashleigh Williams: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi


Nonfiction/Series Made Simple Associate Editor Vanessa Willoughby: Luster: A Novel by Raven Leilani


 

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