Top 25 Adult Bestsellers of 2020

It's a Wellesley Books January tradition! Below are our bestsellers from the past year. We've been told by regulars that they've collected our Top 25 bookmarks over the years--now you can shop the bookmark on our website. (If you'd prefer the analogue version of this list, stop by the store or drop us an email at orders@wellesleybooks.com.)

Our Top 10 Picture Books and Early Reader Bestsellers of 2020

Our Top 20 Middle Grade & YA Bestsellers of 2020

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780385348713
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Crown - February 25th, 2020

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The Vanishing Half: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525536291
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Riverhead Books - June 2nd, 2020

Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

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Anxious People: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501160837
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Atria Books - September 8th, 2020

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This Tender Land: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781476749303
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Atria Books - May 26th, 2020

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American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250209764
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

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The Overstory: A Novel Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807047415
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Beacon Press - June 26th, 2018

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Normal People: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781984822185
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Hogarth - February 18th, 2020

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The Guest List: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062868930
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: William Morrow - June 2nd, 2020

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399588198
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: One World - February 12th, 2019

The Dutch House: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062963680
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Harper Perennial - January 5th, 2021

How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780062976581
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: HarperOne - October 22nd, 2019

Hamnet Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780525657606
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Knopf - July 21st, 2020

Circe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

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Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780735224315
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Penguin Books - May 7th, 2019

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Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279286
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Anchor - February 25th, 2020

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812984965
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780345804341
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Anchor - June 30th, 2020

Such a Fun Age Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541905
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days (may take longer if sourced from further away)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - December 31st, 2019

The Queen's Gambit: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781400030606
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Vintage - March 11th, 2003