10 Upcoming Books You Should Add To Your 2020 Reading List

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2020 has finally arrived and that also means lots of new books will be released. (Trying to hold back my excitement as I type this.) If you love reading, then this will be a great year of books for you. Below is Unwritten’s list of upcoming books that you must add to your reading list. This includes something for everyone — true stories, fiction, sci-fi, romance, memoirs, mysteries, and thrillers.

1. Long Bright River by Liz Moore

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This is the story of two sisters: Kacey, an addict, and Mickey, a police officer. They don’t speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sister. Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time when a mysterious string of murders begins and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding her sister — before it’s too late.

2. Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

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For eighteen years of her life, Rose believed she was seriously ill. She used a wheelchair and practically lived at the hospital. But no matter how many tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with her. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. And after serving five years in prison, Patty gets out and begs her daughter to take her in. Rose has been waiting for her mother to come home so she can finally have her revenge. 

3. The Women With Silver Wings by Katherine Sharp Landdeck 

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This is an inspiring story of women who served their country and fought to prove that women aviators are just as skilled and able as men. It tells the story of the women veterans our country forgot. More than 1,100 female pilots served during WWII, and 38 of them did not survive the war. Although they were not authorized to fly in combat, the Women Airforce Service Pilots were instrumental in training pilots and ferrying bombers and supplies across the country. This book definitely deserves a spot on everyone’s reading list.

4. The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare

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This is the story of Adunni, a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education and to follow her dreams. She is sold into marriage and driven into servitude, however, she never gives up her fight to find her voice. She was determined to get an education so that she could choose her own future.

5. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

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This book is inspired by the true story of a 12-year-old Edward Adler. He, his older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. And tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor. This is the heartbreaking story of a young boy as he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family.

6. Malorie by Josh Malerman

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When Bird Box was released on Netflix, it became an instant sensation. Now its author Josh Malerman wrote a sequel. This next installment centers around Malorie, the blindfolded woman, as she navigates the terrors of the near-future apocalypse.

7. Night Theater by Vikram Paralkar

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In a rural Indian village, a surgeon is ready to leave work and go home for the night when a family appears at his clinic. They have recently been murdered, but explain to the surgeon that if he can fix their injuries before sunrise, they will live again. However, the surgeon isn’t fully prepared for the task: he has only one assistant and very limited supplies. This book will be a great addition to your reading list.

8. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

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A mother, Lydia, and her little boy, Luca, hid in the bathtub in order not to be other victims of a family massacre. Now Lydia and her son have to leave the country to stay alive because dangerous drug-lords are determined to finish the massacre that they have already started. For anyone who’s ever wondered why immigrants take enormous risks to reach America, this propulsive novel offers a heartbreaking answer. 

9. A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

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The setting of the novel is in the late 1930s when the civil war gripped Spain. This novel is about a couple, Victor and Roser, who fled the Spanish Civil War to Chile, only to later find themselves endangered once again under the Pinochet dictatorship. The story is fictional but the events and historical characters are real. 

10. The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin

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In this story, the New Yorkers don’t know what lies ahead of them. The city they call home faces an existential threat that could wipe out everyone and everything in it. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all. 

There’s no shortage of great books to read, and these 10 are only a handful of them. What are you most excited to add to your reading list this year? Tell us in the comments!

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