Best books of the year

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Best politics books of 2020
The inner demons of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump, quality David Cameron gossip – and the chance of a better 2021

Gaby Hinsliff

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best autobiography and memoirs of 2020
Comedy from Caitlin Moran, Raynor Winn’s rewilding tales and how pop music can make sense of the world

Fiona Sturges

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2020
From Kim Stanley Robinson to Diane Cook, visions of a climate emergency-ravaged near future came to the fore

Adam Roberts

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best sports books of 2020
Clear-eyed insights into grassroots football, hard-hitting memoirs from a world champion kickboxer and a leading female rugby player and more

Huw Richards

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best cookbooks and food writing of 2020
From mouthwatering pastries to simple one‑tin bakes … recipes to transport you around the world

Meera Sodha

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best art books of 2020
Andy Warhol, Artemisia Gentileschi and Lucian Freud fall under the spotlight, plus a clear-eyed view of London’s changing landscape

Kathryn Hughes

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best crime and thrillers of 2020
From hard-hitting debuts and gritty mysteries to a cosy caper and a swashbuckling maritime puzzle

Laura Wilson

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best children’s and teens books of 2020
Wintry fantasy, young detectives, the return of Lyra and Pan - plus poetry for everyone

Imogen Russell Williams

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best science books of 2020
Tidy bedrooms, how to deal with future pandemics, the human side to Stephen Hawking and pictures in the sand

Katy Guest

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best stocking filler books of 2020
From cats to meatballs to monsters: here are five little treasures to liven up your festive giving

Justine Jordan

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best nature books of 2020
From the debate on land ownership to the unexpected joys of lockdown; books that explore our relationship with nature

Patrick Barkham

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Best poetry books of 2020
Clive James’s joyous farewell, David Bowie speaks to Simon Armitage – and sounds of the city from Caleb Femi

Rishi Dastidar

28, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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