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Favorite Books of 2020

We asked what you read and loved in 2020. You answered!

BHML may have been closed to in-person browsing most of the year, but that didn’t stop us from lending out thousands of titles to you. We even heard from many of our patrons that 2020 was an especially hardy reading year! Here is a list of some of the titles that BHML patrons enjoyed during 2020. Keep checking out our new books page to see some of the new titles we have to keep your reading habit going in 2021!

Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf*

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy*

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

A Well-Behaved Woman by Therese Ann Fowler*

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne*

The Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Hawker

Finding Dorothy bv Elizabeth Letts*

The Salt Path by Raynor Winn

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson*

Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui

This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel 

Untamed by Glennon Doyle*

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

That Quail, Robert by Margaret A. Stanger

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson*

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett*

Ring of Bright Water by Gavin Maxwell

The Girl You Left Behind by Jo Jo Moyes

The Offing by Benjamin Myers*

Deacon King Kong by James McBride*

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger*

*Titles owned by BHML.

12/7-13: Hour of Code

Join millions of kids from around the world for Hour of Code!

During the week of December 7, log onto the Hour of Code website to learn coding basics and complete fun coding activities. Last year, over 100 million (!) students from more than 180 countries completed over a billion hours of coding!

The challenge is free to join and you can code anytime by visiting the Hour of Code website: Activities are geared for anyone aged pre-reader through high school. And trust us—these games are fun for adults, too! Some of our favorite activities are Minecraft: Education Edition, Chase the Pizza and Dance Party!

Plus, completing an hour of coding practice earns you a badge in the BHML Winter Reading Challenge. Find our more about the Winter Reading Challenge here:

Get ready to code!