B&N Names 2020 Book of the Year Finalists

Barnes & Noble has named the finalists for its second annual Barnes & Noble Book of the Year, which will be announced next month after its booksellers vote on the winner. The finalists are:

  • Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval
  • Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
  • Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and Palate by Lauren Ko
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times by Katherine May
  • World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments 

Last year's winner, Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, published last October by Harperone, has sold more than 745,000 copies to date, according to NPD BookScan, and is #17 on the year-to-date bestseller list.

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