The Book List 2020

Ok folks, 2020 has arrived and I’ve started putting together the book list for this year. There’s a mix of classic and contemporary fiction and as always, more can be added as the year goes on. Always opened to suggestions as well. As usual, I’ll highlight as I read them. Happy reading!

  1. Rosewater – Tade Thompson
  2. The Institute – Stephen King
  3. House of Leaves – Mark Z Danielewski
  4. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  5. Annihilation – Jeff Vandermeer
  6. The Passage – Justin Cronin
  7. The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula LeGuin
  8. The Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst
  9. What is an Apparatus and other Essays – Georgia Agamben
  10. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson
  11. Frankenstein – Mary Shelly
  12. The Outsider – Stephen King
  13. Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardino Evaristo
  14. The Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula LeGuin
  15. Delirium – Lauren Oliver
  16. The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera
  17. The Buried Giant – Kazuhiro Ishiguro
  18. Doctor Sleep – Stephen King
  19. Company of Liars – Karin Maitland
  20. Bird Box – Josh Malerman
  21. A Judgement in Stone – Ruth Rendell
  22. Bring up the Bodies – Hilary Mantel
  23. Red Rising – Pierce Brown
  24. Anansi Boys – Neil Gaiman
  25. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maguire
  26. Slaughterhouse Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  27. The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary
  28. Castle of Blood – C. L. Werner
  29. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  30. My Exorcism Killed Me – Rick Wood
  31. Our Endless Numbered Days – Claire Fuller
  32. Close to Death – Rick Wood
  33. The Sensitives – Rick Wood
  34. Hidden Company – S. E. England
  35. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – Grady Hendrix
  36. Picnic at Hanging Rock – Joan Lindsay
  37. Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun – Sarah Ladipo Manyika
  38. A Pair of Blue Eyes – Thomas Hardy
  39. Elegance – Kathleen Tessaro
  40. Circe – Madeline Miller
  41. The Vegetarian – Han Kang
  42. All Grown Up – Jami Attenberg
  43. Blaze – Richard Bachman
  44. A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  45. Villain – Shuichi Yoshida
  46. My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell
  47. Middlemarch – George Eliot
  48. The End of the World Running Club – Adrian J. Walker
  49. Horns – Joe Hill
  50. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Muriel Spark
  51. Company of Liars – Karen Maitland

Bonus

1. Wolf Hall – Hillary Mantel

2. Pump Six and other Stories – Paolo Bagigalupi

3. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – Susanna Clarke

4. All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

5. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

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