10 Books I Look Forward to Reading in 2020

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My TBR (To-Be-Read) pile of books has been stacking up and forming a tower in recent times. In addition to bestsellers already languishing on my Kindle, some of my favourite authors have books coming out or in some cases already released in the last few months. Check out my list, arranged in descending order of my eagerness to read them!

  1. The Fowl Twins and The Fowl Twins Deny All Charges by Eoin Colfer

I’ve blogged before about my utter love for the Artemis Fowl series by the same author. His other books like Half-moon Investigations and The Wish List are just as wonderful works of humour-adventure. The Fowl Twins is based in the Artemis Fowl universe but I suspect it features less Artemis and more of his twin brothers who are 13 years younger to him and apparently even more villainous than Artemis himself!

  1. The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde

Actually I would dearly love to read the sequel to Shades of Grey by this author but since that is not forthcoming I’ll have to make do with this new adventure-satire that, from the blurb, reads like another rollicking book. Read my ode to Jasper Fforde here.

  1. How To Be Perfect by Holly Wainwright

Ok so this is another book that’s been released a while ago but I came to know about it only recently so it still counts, right? This book is the sequel to The Mummy Bloggers which I’ve also written about before. In this book we find out what happens to Elle and the other mummy bloggers competing with her in the first book.

  1. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

If you loved The Hunger Games, you’ve surely got to be waiting for this book, set in the same world but sixty-four years earlier. I’ll just have to re-read the trilogy while I wait for this one to release.

  1. Chats with the Dead by Shehan Karunatilaka

I loved the author’s first book ‘Chinaman’ also because I was quite cricket-crazy at the time. I am sure he has done a fantastic job with this book as well.

  1. Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

The author’s Booker-prize-winning The White Tiger was a fast absorbing read, and I enjoyed it enough to rub my hands in glee and anticipation waiting for this one. To be fair it already released just a couple of weeks back.

  1. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

I’ve read so much about this book and hoping it lives up to the expectations. A novel about what happens when a black babysitter is out with the white child she’s in charge of, and a security guard suspects her of kidnapping.

  1. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a Chilean writer whose work has won many accolades and often features magical realism. I had her debut novel The House of the Spirits a long time ago, and it was brilliant. I expect this one will be no less stirring.

  1. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante’s books have stormed the literary world. I have only read My Brilliant Friend and waiting to read this one.

  1. Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu

The author of The Windfall is out with another book. From the blurb: What could go wrong at a lavish Indian wedding with your best friend and your entire family? That more or less sums it up and sends me sprinting to add it to my burgeoning pile of books to read.


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