Happy new year, y’all! I just typed out “2020” and it hit me that I am getting on up there in age. I mean I remember – like REALLY remember – the millennium and what a big deal it all was. That was 20 years ago. Holy cow. Anyways… This is always one of my favorite posts to write every year (and your’s, too). I am a sucker for a good book list and have a growing list of books that I want to read in my notes on my phone. One of my favorite things to do is to research new books that are coming out in the new year to add to that growing list. Here are 20 books to read in 2020.
Books to Read:
Clothes and Other Things That Matter by Alexandra Shulman – If you enjoy non-fiction or are into fashion, this book is for you! Written by the former editor of British vogue, this book explores the meaning of clothes and why/how we wear them. I am so excited to read this one! I’ll link it as soon as I can.
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel – I am not sure if I want to read this one yet or not, but I have seen it everywhere. It is about a troubled mother-daughter relationship and has a dark context. I do not normally read things like this, but it is supposed to be really good if you are into this sort of novel. Buy it here.
All The Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig and Karen White – yes, you read that right. Three authors, one novel! This one is set in Paris and about three generations of women living at different times in the same area and how their lives collide. I am very excited to read this one! It comes out on the 14th! Buy it here.
The Upside of Being Down by Jen Gotchu – this non-fiction book is by the founder of ban.do. It is all about how her struggles with mental illness led to her greatest successes in work and life. Buy it here.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng – I just started this one, myself. It came out last year, but it has amazing reviews and I’ve had it recommended to me by many friends in my personal life as well. I’m excited to dive into it more. Buy it here.
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim – When I heard about this being similar to Liane Moriarty’s books, I was sold. I already have it sitting in my Amazon cart as we speak. I love a good mystery novel. Buy it here.
Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler – One of you recommended this to me on Instagram and I have really enjoyed it over the last few months. It is a good one to gift to a sister or friend as well as for yourself to read. It is so encouraging to mothers. Buy it here.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – This is an anticipated novel by many. This book takes place before the Hunger Games, so if you were into the trilogy, this is a must read this year! Buy it here.
The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin – I have read every single Emily Giffin book and absolutely love novels. I am really looking forward to reading this one this summer on a beach somewhere. Preorder it here.
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid – This novel is centered around race and privilege and the story sounds like one I won’t be able to put down. It is also on Reese’s book club list this year and just released last week! Buy it here.
And just like every year, I am ending with a classic, except because two of my all-time favorite classic novels are being made into movies this year, I am including them both. Make sure to read Emma by Jane Austen and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett before they hit the big screen!
Related: 19 Books to Read In 2019
What is on your reading list this year?