Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library

Tue, 12/29/2020 - 10:00am

2020 was a good year to read. A lot.  While the library entered into the wild COVID-19 operating maze, BHML patrons graciously came along for the ride. We all adapted to whatever it took to give a book and get a book! Below are the top 20 books checked from Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library in 2020:


1) “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins

2) “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man” by Mary Trump

3) “Almost Midnight” by Paul Doiron

4) “The Deserter” by Nelson DeMille

5) “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA”  by Amaryllis Fox

6) “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley

7) “Camino Winds” by John Grisham

8) “Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover

9) “The Splendid and The Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz” by Erik Larson

10) “The 20th Victim” by James Patterson


1) “The Wild Robot” by Peter Brown

2) “Dog Man Unleashed” by Dav Pilkey

3) “Bruce's Big Storm” by Ryan Higgins

4) “Diggers and Dump Trucks” by Angela Royston

5) “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood

6) “In Aunt Lucy's Kitchen” by Cynthia Rylant

7) “The Periodic Table: Elements With Style!” by Adrian Dingle 

8) “Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness” by Donn Fendler

9) “The Princess in Black and The Mysterious Playdate” by Shannon Hale

10) “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle

What were your top ten books of 2020? Share them with us @bbhlibrary on Facebook or email them to Meg at meg@bbhlibrary We’ll post your best-of lists on the library’s website, and put your recommendations on display. 

Need some inspiration? Check out some of our favorite best-of lists below:


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