Reading Recommendations Based on the Books You’ve Already Read and Loved

Need fresh reading recommendations based on books you've already read and loved? Our librarians have you covered with recommendations based on the top five most popular books checked out from BPL locations in 2020.

Here were our top five most checked-out books in 2020:

  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  2. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  3. Educated by Tara Westover
  4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  5. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Follow these flowcharts to find books you're sure to love based on your favorites from last year!

Top Books of 2020 | Boston Public Library | If you liked Becoming by Michelle Obama, consider: Another book of insight and wisdom (The Source of Self-Regard by Toni Morrison), Another inspirational memoir (Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson), Another biography of a powerful woman (Notorious RBG by Erin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik).Becoming

The Source of Self-Regard

Around the Way Girl

Notorious RBG

Where the Crawdads Sing

Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Saving Ruby King

Where the Line Bleeds


Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

A Piece of Cake

Ordinary Girls

Top Books of 2020 | Boston Public Library | If you liked Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng, consider: Another family drama (The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang), More suspenseful plot twists (One by One by Ruth Ware), Another small-town setting (Beartown by Fredrik Backman).Little Fires Everywhere

The Wangs vs. the World

One by One


Top Books of 2020 | Boston Public Library | If you liked Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty, consider: Another smoke-and-mirrors setting (When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole), Another mismatched cast of characters (Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman), Another page-turner (The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides).Nine Perfect Strangers

When No One Is Watching

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

The Silent Patient

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