At the close of every year, for over a decade, I have taken a moment in to reflect upon the year’s publications. Like in previous years, my “most engaging books” list reflects what I found most fascinating / useful / generative in terms of form & content from the books I read in 2020.

Seek out these volumes; every one will reward the search (your local, independent, bookstore can help; an excellent choice as many are struggling under the pandemic). This is the cream of the crop for 2020, seriously: