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Apple presents the best books, podcasts, and audiobooks in the App Store in 2020

Every year, Apple likes to present its picks for the “best of” in several different categories. Today, that’s books, audiobooks, and podcasts.

On Tuesday, Apple released its picks for the aforementioned categories, highlighting the “best” of each category for 2020. Apple will likely release the other picks throughout the week, but this one’s all about books, audiobooks, and podcasts. And, for the first time ever, it introduced “Show of the Year” for podcasts.

Here are the picks.

Podcasts – “Show of the Year”

This one’s new for Apple. So, taking the inaugural crown is NPR’s “Code Switch“. Here’s how the official description reads for this podcast:

It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story.

At the time of publication, “Code Switch by NPR” has over 250 episodes.

Podcasts – Favorites of the Year

  • Rabbit Hole by The New York Times
  • Canary – The Washington Post Investigates
  • How to Citizen with Baratunde – iHeartradio
  • You’re Wrong About – Michael Hobbes Sarah Marshall
  • Dying for Sex – Wondery
  • FANTI – Maximum Fun
  • In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt – Lemonade Media
  • Floodlines – The Atlantic
  • California Love – LAist Studio
  • Louder Than a Riot – NPR
  • Nice White Parents – Serial & The New York Times
  • Ghost Tape – QCODE

Books – Best of the Year

  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • 28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand
  • Long Bright River by Liz Moore
  • Deep State by Chris Hauty
  • The Last Flight by Julie Clark
  • Reborn Yesterday by Tessa Bailey
  • The Roommate by Rosie Danan
  • The City We Became by N. K. Jemison
  • Piranesi by Susanne Clark
  • We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
  • The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman
  • The Velvet Rope Economy by Nelson D. Schwartz
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read by Philippa Perry
  • My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Jean Shapland

Audiobooks – Best of the Year

  • Open Book by Jessica Simpson
  • Memorial Drive by Natasha Tretheway
  • Upstream by Dan Heath
  • The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  • Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins
  • Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
  • Fair Warning by Michael Connelly
  • The Guest List by Lucy Foley
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talie Hibbert
  • Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  • Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty
  • Devolution by Max Brooks
  • The City We Became by N. K. Jemison

So, there we have it. Which of these have you already checked out? Which ones will you check out now?

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