If you love reading good books, chances that your palms are already itchy to discover another great read. Therefore, we've pulled a collection of 20 books to read in 2020. Add these to your library or download them as ebooks or audiobooks, and you'll have a huge resource to work with the whole year. Remember, even if you've read any of these, there's always something new to unravel after another read.
And before you dive right in, prepare your mind because these are also some of the best books to read before you die. They are interesting, inspirational, and captivating as they can be. Accordingly, the 20 recommended books to read in 2020 include the following:
#1. Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens became the #1 New York Times Bestseller. This book focuses on murder, coming-of-age, and a celebration of nature.
#2. Educated: A Memoir
Educated: A Memoir was written by Tara Westover. The New York Times ranked it as one of the top ten books of 2018. The book centers on family, loss, and a struggle to have a better future despite life's challenges.
1984 by George Orwell, is one of the best books to read ever especially if you love social science fiction. This classic novel looks at the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of a political party.
#4. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
As its name implies, the book Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe tells a story of murder and politics in Ireland in the 1970s.
#5. To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee's book on To Kill a Mockingbird has been trending for years now. And if you haven't read it, then you need to check out this book on race, and justice in the deep South of the ‘30s.
#6. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
There's also the Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino. If you'd like to visit your inner mind while reading a book, here's one more you can work with.
#7. Normal People
Normal People, by Sally Rooney, talks about friends and how they are unique in their way despite growing up in the same town.
#8. The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green, has been rated as the "The greatest romance story of this decade" by Entertainment Weekly. It also became #1 New York Times Bestseller.
#9. The Diary Of A Young Girl
The Diary Of A Young Girl, by Anne Frank, relays the events of a young girl who writes down her experiences as she and her family struggle to survive while in hiding.
#10. The Book Thief
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is another bestseller on Amazon. It is tailored to young-adults, and it comes with a bit of tragedy.
#11. The Giver
The Giver by Lois Lowry talks about a 12-year-old who struggles to live in the world of conformity and contentment. Jonas is given an assignment as the Receiver of Memory, a mission that unravels the dark secret of his community.
#12. 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week, by Tiffany Shlain seeks to reduce your attachment to electronic devices and the internet to enhance your productivity.
#13. How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger and Gene Stone seeks to improve our state of health.
#14. In Search of Lost Time
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust is quite voluminous given that there are different volumes of the book. Nonetheless, it is worth the read.
Ulysses by James Joyce is one of the best fictional books for 2020. This is a classic book, hence, you may come to like it if you enjoy epic stories.
2666 by Roberto Bolaño became one of the top-rated books in 2008 and it still is a popular read in the current year.
#17. Gone Girl
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn talks about secrets and how they can be hidden even in the most intimate of relationships.
#18. Don Quixote
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is a Spanish book that centers on a noble called Alonso Quixano.
#19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, by J.K. Rowling, is one more book from the series Harry Potter. If you loved the movie, then the book may be way better.
#20. Desert Solitaire
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey centers on the author of the book, and his adventures and conflicts in the desert.
These are some of the books you should read in 2020. This wide collection gives you something to entertain yourself with in the first few months of the year. Who knows, you may come to admire and love the work of some of these writers and become their loyal fan.