best 2020 novels

best 2020 novels

Looking for some great reads to dive into this year? Look no further! Here are the top 10 must-read novels of 2020 that every reader should add to their list.

1. “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett
This highly anticipated novel follows the lives of twin sisters who run away from their small town and lead very different lives. It explores themes of race, identity, and family.

2. “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid
This debut novel delves into issues of race and privilege through the lens of a young black babysitter and her wealthy white employer. It’s a timely and thought-provoking read.

3. “The Glass Hotel” by Emily St. John Mandel
From the author of “Station Eleven,” this novel weaves together the lives of a diverse group of characters connected by a mysterious Ponzi scheme. It’s a captivating and lyrical read.

4. “Deacon King Kong” by James McBride
Set in 1969 Brooklyn, this novel follows the aftermath of a shooting in a housing project and the unlikely bonds that form among the residents. It’s a rich and vibrant portrait of community.

5. “The Pull of the Stars” by Emma Donoghue
Set during the 1918 flu pandemic, this novel follows a nurse working in a maternity ward as she cares for expectant mothers with the deadly virus. It’s a gripping and emotional read.

6. “Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This atmospheric horror novel follows a young socialite who travels to a remote mansion in Mexico to investigate her cousin’s strange behavior. It’s a chilling and suspenseful read.

7. “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi
From the author of “Homegoing,” this novel follows a Ghanaian immigrant family in Alabama as they grapple with addiction, loss, and the search for meaning. It’s a powerful and moving read.

8. “The Death of Vivek Oji” by Akwaeke Emezi
This novel explores the life and death of a young Nigerian man who struggles with his gender identity and finds acceptance among friends and family. It’s a profound and haunting read.

9. “Memorial” by Bryan Washington
This novel follows the complicated relationship between a Japanese-American chef and his African-American boyfriend as they navigate love, family, and cultural differences. It’s a tender and honest read.

10. “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab
In this fantasy novel, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. It’s a sweeping and enchanting read that will stay with you long after you finish.

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up one (or all) of these must-read novels of 2020 and get lost in their captivating worlds. Happy reading!