Want to know that the MBTB staff is reading and loving? These are some titles that are loved by just about everyone at the store. If you'd like to see staff picks for each member of the staff, click on the name of the staff member below.
2020 was an unusual year for us just like everyone else, and our best-seller list is not exempt. Normally our bestseller list is hugely skewed to represent event sales. However, this year, it's more about the books that we loved to hand-sell purely for reading.
Here are our top 10 favorite hardcovers and 5 favorite paperbacks to hand-sell (combined and in no particular order)
A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020
“Swanson rips us from one startling plot twist to the next… A true tour de force.” —Lisa Gardner
"Fiendish good fun." —Anthony Horowitz
Rebecca James unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past in The Woman in the Mirror.
"A pitch-perfect blend of the best of the old and the best of the new--all the traditional strengths and charms are here, with a fresh and relevant twenty first-century edge. I loved it."--Lee Child
A New York Times Notable Books of 2020
“I loved Blacktop Wasteland...[A] fast-paced, bareknuckle thriller.” -Stephen King
"One of the year's strongest novels. Cosby invests Blacktop Wasteland with emotion while delivering a solid thriller." -Sun Sentinel
"A little beacon of pleasure in the midst of the gloom...SUCH FUN!"
--Kate Atkinson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Sky
Amazon Best Mystery Thriller Suspense 2020
Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves
A female cop with her first big case
A brutal murder
THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB
* INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER *
"This novel delivers sweet, smart escapism." —People
A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”
Set in the heart of Tuscan wine country, Camilla Trinchieri's new mystery introduces Nico Doyle, a former NYPD homicide detective who's just looking for space to grieve when he finds himself pulled into a local murder investigation.
“Sharp, witty and perfectly paced, And Now She’s Gone is one hell of a read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before
Isabel Lincoln is gone.
But is she missing?
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA TODAY BESTSELLER
NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER
#1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020
Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel
"This lively whodunit keeps you guessing until the end." —People
Death lies between the lines when the events of a dark story start coming true in this haunting modern Gothic mystery, perfect for fans of Magpie Murders and The Lake House.$7.99ISBN: 9781250252340Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Minotaur Books - January 28th, 2020
S.C. Perkins' Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.$16.99ISBN: 9780062869869Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Paperbacks - February 25th, 2020
It’s love at first sight when Penelope Kite sees Le Chant d’Eau—The Song of Water—the stone farmhouse tucked high in the hills above the Luberon valley, complete with a garden, swimming pool, and sweeping mountain vistas. For years, Penelope put her unfaithful ex-husband and her ungrateful stepchildren first.$17.99ISBN: 9781250776662Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Minotaur Books - August 4th, 2020
"City of Windows is moving, breathtaking—a great entertainment." —The Wall Street Journal
“A tough, wise, knowing narrative voice, a great plot, a great setting, and even better characters — I loved this.” —Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author$16.00ISBN: 9780593099667Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Berkley - May 12th, 2020
This book kicks off a charming cozy mystery series set in an ice cream shop—with a fabulous cast of quirky characters.