With the new decade knocking on our doors comes a series of fantastic and most anticipated books and bestsellers. We compiled a collection of 15 fiction and non-fiction books you shouldn’t miss in 2020.
Race Against Time
Jerry Mitchell is a reporter who reopens the unsolved murder cases of the Civil Rights era. Each narrative tells the horrifying revelations of Civil War crimes, all set to a tone of fantasy and mystery.
Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown
Anne Glenconner tells the heartbreaking and true story of the beautiful and fearless Princess Margaret. The book is a compilation of accounts about all her past tragedies and everything she endured as part of the royal family.
Smacked: A Story of White-Collar Ambition, Addiction, and Tragedy
Journalist Eilene Zimmerman gives us a super intimate peek in the life of the white-collared world. There’s plenty of addiction to power, money, and tragedies.
The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz
Erik Larson, the author of the famous novel, “The Devil in the White City,” is back with another hit. This time he tells the story of a family of the London elite and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
The Power Notebooks
“The Power Notebooks” is a robust and intimate memoir of countless powerful women, including author Katie Roiphe. These women share their lives and struggles, explaining what it means to be a powerful female to them.
Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
The memoir by Anna Weiner is a tell-all book about the world of Silicon Valley and what it’s like to be part of that hungry tech universe. Think of it as the post-Theranos saga.
Race Man: Selected Works, 1960–2015
The truly inspiring and illuminating book by the late famous Civil Rights leader and social activist Julian Bond. It’s his collection of letters and essays that everyone in 2020 should read.
Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman’s Search for Justice in Indian Country
The title says it all. The book by Sierra Crane Murdoch tells the story of Lisa Yellow-Bird Chase, an activist who became obsessed with finding the truth behind a murder on the Indian reservation.
The Glass Hotel
Emily St. John Mandel created this beautiful fictional (although, for sure, based on real events) story about a shocking Ponzi scheme in New York City. The book is already such a huge success, with her story becoming a television series soon. It’s the perfect weave of fantasy, thriller, and just a hint of real life.
Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick
Yep, Zora Neale Hurston has a new book out! While everyone knows the author for “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” this collection of remarkable stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales are now available to a broad audience for the very first time.
My Dark Vanessa
Kate Elizabeth Russell brings us another best seller with her novel, “My Dark Vanessa.” It’s a story of a girl struggling with her past when she dated her 40 something-year-old teacher when she was only 17. It’s Lolita reversed.
You Are Not Alone
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen are famous for their fantastic psychological thrillers, and their new novel is yet another compelling story about a circle of friends with some exciting twists and turns.
Brendon Taylor’s “Real Life” has some interesting characters and even more epic stories about sexuality, race, and self-worth in a fantastic and artful novel.
Andrea Holtz, the writer of “The Lost Night,” brought us another bestseller that is so intense and highly relatable. The story is about the turbulent lives of working women.
Darling Rose Gold
You probably know of the real-life story of Dee Dee and Gypsy Blanchard from “The Act” on Hulu. Author Stephanie Wrobel’s new novel dives further into the mother-daughter relationship and the life they led.