2020 Reading: The Big List!

  1. Old Filth by Jane Gardam
  2. The Beggar Maid by Alice Munro
  3. The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany translated by Humphrey T. Davies
  4. Lullaby by Leila Slimani translated by Sam Taylor
  5. Flights by Olga Tokarczuk translated by Jennifer Croft
  6. The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
  7. Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
  8. Upturned Earth by Karen Jennings
  9. The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
  10. Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
  11. Motherhood by Sheila Heti
  12. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  13. Melmoth by Sarah Perry
  14. The Golden State by Lydia Kiesling
  15. Crudo by Olivia Laing
  16. Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  17. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  18. Milkman by Anna Burns
  19. Spark by Naoki Matayoshi translated by Alison Watts
  20. The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
  21. Middle England by Jonathan Coe
  22. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  23. Kilo by Toby Muse
  24. Finding Clara by Anika Scott
  25. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo
  26. The Truth Must Dazzle Gradually by Helen Cullen
  27. We Are Animals by Tim Ewins
  28. Leonard and Hungry Paul by Ronan Hession
  29. You Will Never Be Forgotten by Mary South
  30. The Book of Shanghai by various authors
  31. A Bookshop in Algiers by Kaouther Adimi translated by Chris Andrews
  32. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
  33. The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees translated by Max Weiss
  34. The Codes of Love by Hannah Persuad
  35. Ordinary People by Diana Evans
  36. Watermarks by Lenka Janiurek
  37. You Will Be Safe Here by Damian Barr
  38. Love Me To Death by Susan Gee
  39. This Is Not a Book About Charles Darwin by Emma Darwin
  40. Saving Lucia by Anna Vaught
  41. What Doesn’t Kill You by various authors
  42. I Wanted You To Know by Laura Pearson
  43. The Sound Mirror by Heidi James
  44. Sky Light Rain by Judy Darley
  45. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora
  46. The Dressing-Up Box by David Constantine
  47. The Distance From Four Points by Margo Orlando Littell
  48. Sea Wife by Amity Gaige
  49. What’s Left of Me is Yours by Stephanie Scott
  50. How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  51. The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  52. Tapestry by Beth Duke
  53. Dancers on the Shore by William Melvin Kelley
  54. The Almost Mothers by Laura Besley
  55. Famished by Anna Vaught
  56. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
  57. The Book of Cairo by various authors
  58. The Familiars by Stacey Halls
  59. Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
  60. Echo Hall by Virginia Moffatt
  61. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
  62. A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley
  63. The Naseby Horses by Dominic Brownlow
  64. For When I’m Gone by Rebecca Ley
  65. Inside the Beautiful Inside by Emily Bullock
  66. Long Live the Post Horn! by Vigdis Hjorth translated by Charlotte Barslund
  67. The Girl from the Hermitage by Molly Gartland
  68. A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington
  69. Girl by Maria Straw-Cinar
  70. Exercises in Control by Annabel Banks
  71. The Secret of Creek Cottage by Tina M. Edwards
  72. Should We Fall Behind by Sharon Duggal
  73. Love Orange by Natasha Randall
  74. A Place Remote by Gwen Goodkin
  75. The Same Ledge by Daniel James
  76. PMSL by Luce Brett
  77. Bringing Up Race by Uju Asika
  78. Running the Orient by Gavin Boyter
  79. The Night of the Flood by Zoe Somerville
  80. Sway by Dr Pragya Agarwal
  81. Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie
  82. The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
  83. I Am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
  84. Tomorrow Sex Will Be Good Again by Katherine Angel
  85. In the Sweep of the Bay by Cath Barton
  86. Everything Inside by Edwidge Danticat
  87. Everything Is Fine by Gillian Harvey
  88. A Necessary Blessing by Sarah Head
  89. The Miseducation of Evie Epworth by Matson Taylor
  90. Three Rival Sisters by Marie-Louise Gagneur translated by Anna Aitken and Polly Mackintosh
  91. The Servant by Maggie Richell-Davies
  92. Cat Step by Alison Irvine
  93. Exit Management by Naomi Booth
  94. Panenka by Ronan Hession
  95. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
  96. Forget Russia by L. Bordetsky-Williams
  97. Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
  98. Understanding Children and Teens by Judy Bartkowiak
  99. How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
  100. The Unravelling of Maria by F.J. Curlew
  101. The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
  102. The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
  103. Asylum Road by Olivia Sudjic
  104. The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn
  105. Seven Nights at the Flamingo Hotel by Drew Gummerson
  106. You Will Have a Black Labrador by Nino Gugunishvili


One thought on “2020 Reading: The Big List!

  1. Great list Ellie! I’ve read many of these too. I ended up reading 107 books last year and that was very exciting. Of course, over the summer there were many rereads as I was taking a break from the blog, but I am still proud of my 107.


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