2020 has so far been the year of chaos, grief, and anxiety. I lost a few dear ones to this terrible virus and spent a lot of time trying to feel less overwhelmed. I started this year intending to read 30 books as I went back to working as a full-time employee after six years. But it turned out that the more shit I feel, the more I fall back to my kindle.
So I read over 70 books, and the year hasn’t ended yet. I am making this list today as I posted one last year on the same day, and I want to make it a tradition.
This year has been a year of fiction, to be precise, the year of fantasy fiction. Below is my list in no particular order. I wanted to add all books from N. K Jemisin’s broken earth trilogy, and the same goes for S. A Chakraborty’s Deavabad trilogy, but I didn’t because once you pick up the first book, you will go through the whole trilogy as quickly as humanly possible.
So here it goes!
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
The Testament by Margaret Atwood
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal Marie Fleming
The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells
So how was this year for you? What books did you read and loved? Let’s catch up on Twitter!