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Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2020

Over the last two months, we asked you to share both your favorite book that you read with your book group and your favorite book that you read outside your group in 2020.

The results are in! Below are the top 10 selected titles in each category.

Kristin Hannah, author of The Four Winds

Texas, 1921. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. By 1934, millions are out of work, and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa --- like so many of her neighbors --- must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves, or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

Book Groups Comment on Listening to THE FOUR WINDS on Audio

Earlier this year, 30 book groups won the audio version of Kristin Hannah's latest #1 New York Times bestseller, THE FOUR WINDS, which was a "Read with Jenna" Today Show Book Club pick and a Bets On selection. They were asked to listen to the audiobook, which is read by Julia Whelan, and answer some questions about their experience. We are happy to share their comments with you here. Many thanks to all who took the time to give us such wonderful feedback!