Hey guys so here’s a list of ten books that I’m really looking forward to to read in 2020, I’m not lucky enough to be sponsored by anyone and this is just my own option.
This highly anticipated novel might be on every list you see online. It is the kind of contemporary fiction that feels very relevant. We keep on hearing stories about America and Mexico and their ‘wall and border issues’ this book is on that theme.
When drug cartels threaten her family, middle-class bookseller Lydia Perez joins the exodus heading north, hoping for safety and salvation in America. A migrant story set in present times, the book is already getting so much attention to it, I’m really looking forward to reading it.
A long petal of the sea
Also featuring migration, this historical fiction have a nonfiction feel to it. Violently uprooted by the Spanish Civil War, a pregnant widow is forced into a marriage of escape as she heads over the ocean to South America. Allende’s story proceeds from actual events and features the famous diplomat and poet Pablo Neruda.
Author Yaa Gyasi got so much praise for her celebrated debut novel, Homegoing, this follow up novel is a new story following a family from Ghana as they struggle to adapt to life in small-town Alabama. The ambitious young student Gifty is studying to be a neuroscientist, but her brother has wandered into the American opioid crisis. This novel is definitely on my list.
Do you know about the blancrards story? This has the same feel.
Rose Gold Watts was a terribly sick child. Confined to a wheelchair and susceptible to every illness, she spent much of her childhood in hospitals and surgical centers. It turns out she didn’t have to. Fast-forward five years and Rose’s mom, Patty Watts, has just been released from prison for her unconscionable deceptions. Everyone is surprised when Rose takes her mom in. Not Rose, though. She’s waited a long time for this.
Ballad of the songbirds and snakes (Hunger games 0)
You may recall a modest little series from several years back called The Hunger Games.( Just kidding of course you do) Suzanne Collins returns to panlem this year with a prequel story—tagged as installment zero in the series. Details are being kept in secrecy, no blurb are released anywhere officially but the tea is that the story will begin on the morning of the reaping of the Tenth Hunger Games. I love Hunger games and I’m definitely not going to miss this
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in New York headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
Also it has illustrations so take my money
The Lost diary of M
The Lost diary of M
In to historical fiction? Fascinated by the Kennedy’s? I’m definitely obsessed with the Kennedy’s, especially JFK
Ended up mysteriously dead an year after JFK, bohemian Georgetown socialite Mary Pinchot Meyer— a secret lover of JFK, ex-wife of a CIA chief, sexual adventurer, LSD explorer and early feminist living by her own rules. She had a secret diary which is found now, so here for the tea (& book of course)
Things in jars
Things in jars
Set in Victorian London, Bridie Devine—female detective extraordinaire is confronted with the most baffling puzzle yet: the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick, secret daughter of Sir Edmund Athelstan Berwick, and a peculiar child who is reputed to have some supernatural powers. Gothic style mystery, sign me up.
Anxious People – a novel
A bank robber on the run locks himself in with an over-enthusiastic estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a rabbit. In the end the robber gives up and lets everyone go, but when the police storm the apartment, strangely it’s completely empty.
In a series of dysfunctional testimonies after the event, the witnesses all tell their version of what really happened and it’s clear we have a classic locked-room mystery on our hands: How did the robber manage to escape?
The forgotten home child
The Forgotten Home Child
Inspired by true events,
Fifteen-year-old Winny has never known a real home. After running away from an abusive stepfather, she falls in with Mary, Jack, and their ragtag group of friends roaming the streets of Liverpool. When the children are caught stealing food, Winny and Mary are left in Dr. Barnardo’s Barkingside Home for Girls, a local home for orphans and forgotten children found in the city’s slums. At Barkingside, Winny learns she will soon join other boys and girls in a faraway place called Canada, where families and better lives await them.
But Winny’s hopes are dashed when she is separated from her friends and sent to live with a family that has no use for another daughter. Instead, they have paid for an indentured servant to work on their farm. Faced with this harsh new reality, Winny clings to the belief that she will someday find her friends again.
At ninety-seven years old, Winnifred Ellis knows she doesn’t have much time left, and it is almost a relief to realize that once she is gone, the truth about her shameful past will die with her. But when her great-grandson Jamie, the spitting image of her dear late husband, asks about his family tree, Winnifred can’t lie any longer, even if it means breaking a promise she made so long ago.
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