Jill’s 2020 Book List

The Covid-19 pandemic was, without a doubt, the best thing that could have happened to me from a reading perspective.  So much free time and nothing to do but read!  And landscape the front and back yards.  And learn all about the best kind of masks. 

  1. Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward 
  2. Her Body and Other Parties (stories), Carmen Maria Machado 
  3. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage, Phillip Pullman 
  4. The King of Crows, Libba Bray 
  5. Hiddensee, Gregory Maguire
  6. Red Clocks, Leni Zumas 
  7. Stranger than Fiction, Chuck Palahniuk 
  8. The Future Home of the Living God, Louise Erdrich 
  9. How to be a Woman, Caitlin Moran 
  10. Telex from Cuba, Rachel Kushner 
  11. Noir, Christopher Moore
  12. Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay
  13. Census, Jesse Ball
  14. Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know, Alexandra Horowitz 
  15. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin DiAngelo 
  16. A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6), Diana Gabaldon 
  17. Time’s Convert, Deborah Harkness 
  18. The Mars Room, Rachel Kushner
  19. In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall 
  20. So You Want to Talk about Race, Ijeoma Oluo
  21. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Sandra Cisneros 
  22. Transcription, Kate Atkinson
  23. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal, Eric Schlosser 
  24. There There, Tommy Orange 
  25. Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  26. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester 
  27. The Third Hotel, Laura van den Berg
  28. Blood Communion: A Tale of Prince Lestat, Anne Rice