ICM Partners’ Publishing Clients Lead the Way in the Best Books of 2020

Escapism is more popular than ever; from binge-watching hours of television to losing yourself between the pages of a book, 2020 has been a year of self-education and exploration. While dining at crowded restaurants seems like a thing of the past, we indulged in the culinary arts with books like In Bibi’s Garden by Hawa Hassan. We examined America’s systemic racism with Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste. And students, whose lives were put on pause during a crucial period of self-discovery, found reprieve within the pages of A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir and Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusuf Salaa. Throughout the chaos of 2020, literature has remained an essential touchpoint for all of us, and ICM Partners is pleased to congratulate our publishing clients whose work has been recognized as some of the best releases of the year.

Amazon’s Best of 2020 – Fiction
Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stewart
The Guest List – Lucy Foley
Squeeze Me – Carl Hiassen
The Girl with the Louding Voice – Abi Daré
A Saint From Texas – Edmund White
Sex and Vanity – Kevin Kwan
Conjure Woman – Afia Atakora
Things in Jars – Jess Kidd
Cleanness – Garth Greenwell
The Boy in the Field – Margot Livesey
Why I don’t Write – Susan Minot

Amazon’s Best of 2020 – NonFiction
The Passion Economy – Adam Davidson
The Great Secret – Jennet Conant
Caste – Isabel Wilkerson
The Quiet Americans – Scott Anderson
Leadership Strategy and Tactics – Jocko Willink
Modern Comfort Food – Ina Garten
In Bibi’s Kitchen – Hawa Hassan
The Man Who Ran Washington – Peter Baker and Susan Glasser
A Dominant Character – Samantha Subramanian

Amazon’s Best of 2020 – Children’s Books
Punching the Air – Ibi Zoboi and Yusuf Salaam
Three Keys – Kelly Yang
A Sky Beyond the Storm – Sabaa Tahir

#1 NYT Bestsellers
Leadership Strategy and Tactics – Jocko Willink
Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi
The Great Influenza – John M. Barry
Masked Prey – John Sanford
Caste – Isabel Wilkerson
Modern Comfort Food – Ina Garten