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Online Display: Best Books of 2020

By Lisa Curtin
February 4, 2021

We're celebrating the best of 2020 - best books, that is! This year's display features more than 190 titles that appeared on 17 year-end best books lists.* Visit the Best Books of 2020 display website to browse by category (fiction or nonfiction) and format (print or electronic). From the display website you can view a book's current availability and/or place holds.

Curious to know about the "best of the best"? There were 20 books that appeared on five or more lists:


On Display: Best Books of 2019

By Lisa Curtin
January 3, 2020

If you've made a resolution to read more in 2020, our 11th annual Best Books display is a great place to start! We've consulted 19 book review sources* to create a display of the top books and audiobooks published last year. With more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles to choose from, we're sure you'll find something to enjoy.


On Display: Best Books of 2018

By Lisa Curtin
January 8, 2019

Happy New Year! Here at the library we are celebrating the arrival of 2019 and the 10th anniversary of our annual "best books" display!

Back in January of 2009 we thought it would be fun to comb through multiple year-end "best of" lists to put together a display of the previous year's top fiction and nonfiction titles. Thus began an annual tradition, and here we are ten years later...


On Display: Best Books of 2017

By Lisa Curtin
January 9, 2018
Best Books of 2011Happy New Year! ...

On Display: Best Books of 2016

By Lisa Curtin
January 17, 2017
Best Books of 2016Happy New Year! In keeping with tradition, we have spent the last couple of months combing through some of our favorite reviewer's year-end best books lists* to bring you our 8th annual Best Books display. Stop by the library's lobby to browse 2016's best fiction and nonfiction titles. With over 160 books to choose from, we are certain you will find something to capture your interest. ...

On Display: The Best Books of 2015

By Lisa Curtin
January 15, 2016
blue ribbonHappy New Year and welcome to the library's 7th annual best books display! ...

On Display: Best Books of 2014

By Lisa Curtin
January 14, 2015
Happy New Year and welcome to the library's 6th annual best books display! This year we have consulted eighteen* best books lists to bring you the Best Books of 2014. Best Books of 2014More than 150 books and ...

On Display: Best Books of 2013

By Lisa Curtin
January 21, 2014
Best Books of 2013Happy new year and welcome to the Bentley Library's 5th annual best books display! ...

On Display: Best Books of 2012

By Lisa Curtin
January 15, 2013
It just wouldn't feel like a new year here at the Bentley Library if we didn't put together our annual Best Books display.  We've spent the past few months poring over our favorite reviewers' year-end lists (The New York Times, NPR, Amazon and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few) to bring you our largest best books display ever - over 200 titles in both print and audiobook format. ...

On Display: Best Books of 2011

By Lisa Curtin
January 20, 2012
We spent some time over winter break closely examining numerous year-end "best books" lists to bring you our annual Best Books display, featuring over 150 fiction & nonfiction books and audiobooks. ...
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