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Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Best is Yet to Come... Books on my Nightstand to start the year 2020's Reading

Welcome back! It's a rainy morning in South Carolina! Christmas is over and I'm anticipating the start of a new year! Usually I'd be talking about the best books of the year, but I am so excited about the books I plan to read starting in 2020, that I thought I would share those with you...

These books are in no particular order, but they are all either on my Kindle, on my nightstand or on their way to me. One of these books is my First Book of the Year 2020 choice! But the others will soon follow. There is an almost dead girl, love stories (one of which is a love story of nature), a thriller, coming-of-age, 2 memoirs and a baby sitter. Here are the books and a quick sentence or two blurb about them...

Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me by Adrienne Brodeur... "A daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity."

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid... "a page-turning and big-hearted story about race and privilege, set around a young black babysitter, her well-intentioned employer, and a surprising connection that threatens to undo them both."

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman... "an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go."

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides... "a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband―and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive."

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in The Strange World by Elif Shafak... "A moving novel on the power of friendship in our darkest times."

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum... "a must-read about women mustering up the bravery to follow their inner voice.” 

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende... "this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home."

Bird Cloud by Annie Proulx... "Part autobiography, part natural history, Bird Cloud is the glorious story of Annie Proulx’s piece of the Wyoming landscape and her home there."

     Are you excited about any particular books for 2020?

It looks like I'll be busy with my nose in a good book. How about you? Thes books are my first book of the year book recommendations, and will follow with book reviews. I'm also finalizing my reading groups Book Bingo card for 2020. Ever played Book Bingo? Basically it's a bingo card and each square has a type of book you need to read to get the square. Squares such as, "Book written in the Year you were born", "Take out a library book or ebook", "Historical Fiction", etc. You get the gist, right? It's fun to try to fill all the squares in. Some of our book club selections will fit, but some the group will have to find on their own. At the end of the year we have drawings for prizes. I've been making up a Bingo card for a few years now and everyone enjoys the challenge. 

Hope I've shared something that sparks your passion to read! Share a good book with me in the comments too! I'd love to hear about it! Happy New Year! See you back here in 2020!

Happy Reading... Suzanne


Harvee said...

I like the variety of your books. I hope to read a few of them! Good luck with reading 2020!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You've got a great list of books. I will need to look at this list more closely and use it to add books to my TBR, I think. I'm reading Bird Cloud right now. It's pure Annie Proulx.

Your bingo card sounds like great fun. I found last year that one of the things I liked the most was doing group activities online. This sounds like a worthy activity.

Here's to a wonderful new year!

pussreboots said...

I have reading / reviewing I hope to do next year planned out for about six months. My weekly update

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