Upcoming 2020 Books That Intrigue Me

Riffing on this week’s Top Ten Tuesday subject , I decided that I wanted to make a list of books I want to read coming out this year. Clicking on a title links to its Goodreads page if you want to find out more.

(* = books I will almost certainly buy because I loved the author’s last book)

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel*

Weather by Jenny Offill*

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi*

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (the lone memoir on my list)

Deacon King Kong by James McBride

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid (cheating because it was released in late December, but close enough)

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

The Resisters by Gish Jen

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Truants by Kate Weinberg

New Waves by Kevin Nguyen

House of Trelawney by Hannah Mary Rothschild

I could have kept going because there are so many intriguing books coming out this year but 12 seemed like a nice number on which to settle. It’ll be fun to see how many of these I will have actually read by the end of the year.

Any of these look interesting to you?

24 thoughts on “Upcoming 2020 Books That Intrigue Me

  1. So many of these looks great! I never read Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, but everyone raves about it, so I’m excited to see how The Glass Hotel turns out. Sounds intriguing-look forward to your review of it!

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      1. I’m actually about to reread that one myself, but first I’m going to read The Lola Quartet, one of hers that I’ve missed along the way. She makes things so interesting, doesn’t she? (As for the others, I’ve very keen on the James McBride. But I have a couple on his backlist I could read too. And there are others that I’m curious about but more vaguely, y’know? I think I would like the Offill book, by the sounds of it, but I really want to read Dept.of Spec first.)

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  2. The Glass Hotel and Transcendent Kingdom are both on my TBR for, I assume, the same reasons they are on your list– I love both St. John Mendel’s and Gyasi’s previous works. The rest are all new to me. I learned a lot from Goodreads synopses! Of the rest, I am looking at Such a Fun Age too.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these if you manage to read these this year.

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  3. I haven’t looked at all of 2020 but we have a fair amount of overlap for winter. Weather, House of Trelawney, The Glass Hotel, and Untamed are all books I chose for my winter reading preview, so hopefully we both have great books to look forward to!

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  4. What a great list! I’ve seen some really critical reviews of American Dirt by Mexican and Latinx authors who’ve found it, I believe, inaccurate and racist, so I crossed that one off my list. But the Yaa Gyasi book is at the TOP of my anticipated books list for the year. Her first was incredible.

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