10 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2020


Black Leopard, Red Wolf By Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

The first novel in Marlon James's Dark Star trilogy is set in a mythical Africa and follows Tracker, a mercenary hired to find a missing child. Blending myth, history and fantasy James has created a gripping epic first novel.

Known far and wide for his skills as a hunter, Tracker is engaged to find a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier. Breaking his rule of only ever working alone Tracker works with a group of people all with the common goal of finding the missing child.

An ambitious saga of breath-taking adventure, James brings together unforgettable characters as he explores the fundamentals of truth, the limits of power and our need to understand them both.

If you’re looking to let your imagination run wild and sink into a new fantasy world then Black Leopard, Red Wolf is a must read.

Greta Thunberg

No One is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

A name that you will know well, 17-year-old Greta Thunberg received international recognition in 2019 due to her campaigns and environmental activism about climate change. This wonderful book is a collection of Greta’s speeches and an outcry for why we must all fight to protect our planet.

The Mirror & The Light by Hilary Mantel

The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel brings an end to the trilogy she began with Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies, tracing the final years of Thomas Cromwell, as he climbs to the height of power.

Set for publishing on the 5th March 2020, The Mirror and the Light is long-awaited novel that brings it all to a close. Expect to be gripped from the very first sentence!

How To Break Up with Fast Fashion

How to Break Up with Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo

This is a guilt-free guide to support you in changing your relationship with the world of fashion, to fall in love with your wardrobe again and shop sustainable. The book highlights how every year an estimated 300,000 tons of used clothing ends up in UK landfill and how our shopping habits can help change this without sacrificing your style.

Jog On

Jog On by Bella Mackie

Hilarious and honest, Bella opens up about her own experiences of mental health problems and how running helps her to battle anxiety and depression. This book is both motivational and moving – making it the perfect book to uplift and inspire!

One of Us is Lying

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Described as the Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

McManus explores how far someone is willing to go to protect their secrets. We are hooked already and can’t wait to get our review up for you.

Afterlife By Julia Alvarez

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Published on the 7th April 2020, this will be the first adult novel Alvarez has published in fifteen years. The novel follows the story of Antonia Vega, the immigrant writer whose life begins to fall apart when her beloved husband suddenly dies, her sister disappears and a pregnant undocumented teenager turns up on her doorstep. A thought-provoking novel that seeks to find faith once more in our world.

Trancendent Kingdom By Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

This follow up of the best-seller Homegoing will be published on the 15th September 2020. The novel follows the story of a Ghanaian family in Alabama and the suffering one family have had to face due to depression, addiction and grief. Gyasi’s writing is powerful and emotional as it touches on love, faith, religion and family.

Followers By Megan Angelo

Followers by Megan Angelo

An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the questionable and dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever.

Following the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. This darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we’ll never meet, what we really grave is genuine human connection.

Amerinan Dirt By Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

Picked as Oprah’s Book Club’s latest book choice, American Dirt is the powerful portrayal of the plight of an immigrant. Telling the story of Lydia Quixano Perez, who runs a bookstore in the Mexican city of Acapulco, living a comfortable life with her journalist husband and son.

Forced to flee due her husband’s tell-all piece on the jefe of the newest drug cartel, Lydia and her eight year old son find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants.

Filled with poignancy, drama and humanity on every page, American Dirt has been portrayed as one of the most important books for our times.

 

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