January to June 2020: The Big 50 List!

Well, here it is: the 50 books I have read so far this year! I am really pleased to be on track with my target of 100 reads in 2020 (just!) & am looking forward to the next 50! I’ve linked to my full reviews where applicable – the others are reviewed in my monthly wrap-ups.

  1. Old Filth by Jane Gardam (2004)
  2. The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro (1972)
  3. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany, translated by Humphrey T. Davies (2009)
  4. Lullaby by Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor (2018)
  5. Flights by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Jennifer Croft (2017)
  6. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez (2018)
  7. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires (2018)
  8. Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings (2019)
  9. The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon (2018)
  10. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi (2018)
  11. Motherhood by Sheila Heti (2018)
  12. Tin Man by Sarah Winman (2017)
  13. Melmoth by Sarah Perry (2018)
  14. The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling (2018)
  15. Crudo by Olivia Laing (2018)
  16. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (2018)
  17. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (2018)
  18. Milkman by Anna Burns (2018)
  19. Spark by Naoki Matayoshi, translated by Alison Watts (2019)
  20. The Animals At Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey (2020)
  21. Middle England by Jonathan Coe (2018)
  22. Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (2018)
  23. Kilo by Toby Muse (2020)
  24. Finding Clara by Anika Scott (2020)
  25. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo (2019)
  26. The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen (2020)
  27. We Are Animals by Tim Ewins (2020)
  28. Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession (2019)
  29. You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary South (2020)
  30. The Book of Shanghai edited by Dai Congrong and Dr Jin Li (2020)
  31. A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi, translated by Chris Andrews (2020)
  32. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones (2011)
  33. The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees, translated by Max Weiss (2013)
  34. The Codes of Love by Hannah Persaud (2020)
  35. Ordinary People by Diana Evans (2018)
  36. Watermarks by Lenka Janiurek (2020)
  37. You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr (2019)
  38. Love Me To Death by Susan Gee (2020)
  39. This is Not a Book About Charles Darwin by Emma Darwin (2019)
  40. Saving Lucia by Anna Vaught (2020)
  41. What Doesn’t Kill You by Elitsa Dermendzhiyska and Others (2020)
  42. I Wanted You to Know by Laura Pearson (2019)
  43. The Sound Mirror by Heidi James (2020)
  44. Sky Light Rain by Judy Darley (2019)
  45. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora (2020)
  46. The Dressing-Up Box by David Constantine (2019)
  47. The Distance From Four Points by Margo Orlando Littell (2019)
  48. Sea Wife by Amity Gaige (2020)
  49. What’s Left of Me Is Yours by Stephanie Scott (2020)
  50. How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

Just looking at that collage of cover collages (a meta-collage?!) makes me happy! So many beautiful books! I’d love to hear what you’ve enjoyed reading so far this year, and if you’ve read any of my list!


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