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TIME — The 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

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GLITTER — The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)

ASPEN INSTITUTE — 15 Books That Help Turn Fiction Into Action

AFAR — Around the World in 80 Books

NASHER — 5 books by African women you have to read in 2020

BUSTLE — The Books Everyone Will Be Talking About All September Long

RETRO GAZING — The Best New Historical Fiction Books