"The beauty of a paperback novel is multidimensional. Allow me to explain: The format allows you to catch up on some of 2020's biggest books after they've garnered accolades from your fellow readers and some of the most prestigious literary prizes alike. Paperbacks won't break the bank for your book club members. And, oh yeah, they are throw-in-a-bag ready to travel (even if that's just to accompany you on errands). In short, what's not to love?
We divided this list between newly released paperback fiction—including science fiction, historical fiction, lots of literary reads, and some page-turning mysteries—and just-landed paperback nonfiction, from hot memoirs to addictive long-form journalism."