It’s here — and I’m super excited to get started. New York Times top 10 books of 2020 was released on Nov. 23 and I immediately went to the library website to place holds on every one of them. They ranged from “available” to a couple hundred people who are also in line for the book. But I’m getting ahead of myself. First, let’s talk about this list.
Top 10 books
Reminder that the New York Times chooses these across a number of genres. This year’s list offers a range for tastes of all kinds, which is one of the things that I love about it that it forces me to read books I wold not normally pick up.
- A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet. Love the cover on this one
- Deacon King Kong by James McBride 1960s Brooklyn is where you had me
- Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell Shakespeare had a son?
- Homeland Elegies by Ayad Akhtar Everything about this
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Coming in my Book of the Month box
- Hidden Valley road by Robert Kolker Brain science is so cool
- A Promised Land by Barack Obama The only book from the list I’m currently reading/have read
- Shakespeare in a Divided America by Josh Shapiro Well that sounds like an interesting way to look at it
- Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener I’m intrigued
So, what’s the plan?
I’m challenging myself to have these all read by April 1. (Everyone hold me accountable over on Instagram.) Between the library, Book of the Month club and Amazon, I’ll beg, borrow and buy my way to these books. Two of my holds have already come in. So I suppose all there is to do now is start reading.
Are you looking forward to reading anything on this list?
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