20 books we're excited for in 2020

20 books we're excited for in 2020.

22.1.2020

20 books we're excited for in 2020.

Very few things are better than curling up with a good book. Here are some of the most highly anticipated books that we can't wait to read in 2020.

'A Good Neighborhood' by Therese Anne Fowler A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler ABC News Photo Illustration, Therese Anne Fowler This provocative and contemporary novel about a tight-knit community in North Carolina examines the American dream through the lens of two neighboring families. Animosity grows between the two houses, ultimately leading to a shocking tragedy that rocks the community. Prepare for tears and make sure a friend reads it too -- you’re going to want to talk about this book as soon as you finish it. 'Hollywood Park' by Mikel Jollett Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett ABC News Photo Illustration, Mikel Jollett Mikel Jollett, the front man of indie band Airborne Toxic Event, chronicles his tumultuous life. Jollett was born into one of the country’s most infamous cults and subjected to a childhood filled with poverty, addiction and emotional abuse. What comes through the pages is a story of fierce love and family loyalty. This moving and profound memoir is for anyone who loves a good redemption story. 'Topics of Conversation' by Miranda Popkey Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey Topics of Conversation by Miranda Popkey ABC News Photo Illystration, Miranda Popkey This debut novel from a talented new voice is described as a"compact tour de force." Fans of Lydia Davis, Rachel Cusk and Jenny Offill will appreciate"Topics of Conversation," a stew of emotions and topics including desire, disgust, motherhood, loneliness, art, pain, feminism, anger, envy and guilt. The book features conversations between women and written in sizzling prose. 'You Never Forget Your First' by Alexis Coe You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe ABC News Photo Illustration, Alexis Coe Historical biographies don't have to be boring. This biography on George Washington by Coe, a historian, is perhaps best described by Irin Carmon, the New York Times bestselling co-author of"Notorious RBG." Coe, she writes,"energetically dusts off an old-boys genre to present a life in full, without sentiment or whitewashing. It’s a public service, and it’s also a lot of fun." You’ve never encountered storytelling quite like this. 'Writers and Lovers' by Lily King Writers & Lovers by Lily King Writers & Lovers by Lily King ABC News Photo Illustration, Lily King From the author of"Euphoria," this masterful novel is about art, love and ambition. Described as an"unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman," readers will fall in love with the protagonist as she navigates the terrifying and"exhilarating leap between the end of one chapter of life and the beginning of another." 'Separation Anxiety' by Laura Zigman Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman ABC News Photo Illustration, Laura Zigman A mother whose life begins to unravel takes comfort in wearing her dog around the house in an old baby sling. This hilarious and heartbreaking novel tackles the pressures of parenting and aging parents (hello,"sandwich generation") as well as complicated relationships and career angst. It just may make you happy-cry. 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse' by Charlie Mackesy The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy ABC News Photo Illustration, Charlie Mackesy This modern book of fables is being called the next"Giving Tree." The book started as an Instagram page of uplifting messages between the titular characters, a boy, a horse, a fox and a mole. Fans of the book’s gentle optimism include heavyweight writers Stephen King, John Grisham and Margaret Atwood. ‘More Myself’ by Alicia Keys More Myself by Alicia Keys More Myself by Alicia Keys ABC News Photo Illustration, Alicia Keys This girl is on fire! Celebrated singer-songwriter Alicia Keys candidly shares her life story in this revealing and deeply personal autobiography. The highly-anticipated narrative will also include recollections from those who know her best, from her upbringing in New York (where dreams are made of /There's nothin' you can't do) to the Grammys stage. ‘Untamed’ by Glennon Doyle Untamed by Glennon Doyle ABC News Photo Illustarion, Glennon Doyle Doyle, the bestselling author of"Love Warrior" and"Carry On, Warrior," may have created her most revealing and powerful work yet in"Untamed." She explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world and start trusting the voice deep inside ourselves. Filled with powerful quotes, you may find yourself flipping back through Doyle’s words over and over again. 'Such A Fun Age' by Kiley Reid Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid ABC News Photo Illustration, Kiley Reid This powerhouse debut novel explores race, privilege and other people’s children. Emira Tucker, who works in Philadelphia as a babysitter for news anchor Peter and influencer Alix, takes their toddler, Briar, to an upscale supermarket where suspicions are raised because Tucker is black and the child is white. A security guard accuses Emira of kidnapping, a customer records the incident and the story explodes from there. Already in TV development by screenwriter, producer and actress Lena Waithe, you will likely hear more about this book this year. 'The Roxy Letters' by Mary Pauline Lowry The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry The Roxy Letters by Mary Pauline Lowry ABC News Photo, Mary Pauline Lowry Fans of"Bridget Jones’ Diary" or"Where’d You Go Bernadette" will love this laugh-out-loud novel. Roxy is a sometimes vegan, always broke artist with an ex living in her spare bedroom. She works at the deli counter of the original Whole Foods in Austin, Texas, and is outraged at the big-business changes taking place in her beloved hometown including activewear giant Lululemon. Her fight against corporate activewear takeover turns into an adventure of heartwarming self-discovery. 'A Beautiful Crime' by Christopher Bollen A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen A Beautiful Crime by Christopher Bollen ABC News Photo Illustration, Christopher Bollen Bollen's novel is a brilliantly conceived international crime story with two complex, queer characters at its center. If you never thought the world of counterfeit antiques could keep you on the edge of your seat, think again. It’s as complex and engrossing as"The Talented Mr. Ripley," but don’t be surprised when in the midst of the intrigue, the story breaks your heart. We wanted to follow these characters over and around the canals of Venice to see where they’d end up next. 'It's Not All Downhill From Here' by Terry McMillan It's Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan It's Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan ABC News Photo Illustration, Terry McMillan From the bestselling author of"How Stella Got her Groove Back" and"Waiting to Exhale," Terry McMillian is back with a new and inspiring story about healing wounds and forging new paths, with the help of friends. Loretha Curry is a successful businesswoman with a devoted husband and a circle of lifelong friends. When an unexpected tragedy rocks her world, she does not know how she will move on. However,"Lo" has never believed that"it’s all downhill from here" and so with the help of friends and her inner strength, she puts the pieces of her life back together proving you’re never too old to start over. 'The Book of Longings' by Sue Monk Kidd The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd ABC News Photo illustration, Sue Monk Kidd "I am Ana. I was the wife of Jesus," are the first words in the new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of"The Secret Life of Bees" and"The Invention of Wings," Sue Monk Kidd. The book focuses on Ana, who grew up in a wealthy family with ties to the ruler of Galilee. She meets 18-year-old Jesus and her life changes."The Book of Longings" is a well-researched novel about a young Jewish woman, who fights against cultural norms to realize the passion and potential inside her. 'All Adults Here' by Emma Straub All Adults Here by Emma Straub All Adults Here by Emma Straub ABC News Photo Illustration, Emma Straub This new novel from New York Times bestselling author of"The Vacationers" and “Modern Lover” is at its core about family in all its loving, messy glory. The book explores the complicated relationships between a mother and her three grown children. Set in a picturesque small town, the family, including matriarch Astrid Strick, face very human challenges or turning points in various chapters of their lives including marriage woes, parenting, high school bullying, meeting parents' expectations and identity issies. It’s a page-turner that will make you think about what binds families together and drives them apart. 'The Authenticity Project' by Clare Pooley The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley ABC News Photo illustration, Clare Pooley "What would happen if we all shared the truth about our lives?" That's the premise of"The Authenticity Project." Julian Jessop, an eccentric and lonely artist, challanges the world to share their deepest truths in the pages of a little green notebook. Julian leaves the notebook at a cafe where it's discovered by type-A owner Monica, who shares her truth and passes it on. The notebook leads the story's six main characters to each another and they rethink their lives, face their struggles and find unexpected friendship in the process. A well-suited subject for the Instagram era, this book makes you realize that no one's life is what it seems. BONUS PICK: 'Long Bright River' by Liz Moore Long Bright River by Liz Moore Long Bright River by Liz Moore ABC News Photo illustration, Liz Moore "Long Bright River,” the"GMA" Book Club pick for January, is a thrilling and mysterious page-turner set in a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis. Two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling. Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit -- and her sister -- before it's too late. Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence,"Long Bright River" is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate. Read along with us and join the conversation on our Read more: ABC News

20 Ideas to Dig Into a Book or Bible Study in 2020 - LifeWay Women All AccessDo you listen to audiobooks, download to your Kindle, or dust off a good old fashioned paperback now and then? January is a great time to set some reading goals for the year. And while books and Bible studies are different, we totally think they both count! Whether your reading/studying goal this year is 4, …

The Most Anticipated Books of 2020Readers can expect the same genius in Transcendent Kingdom that Yaa Gyasi delivered in Homegoing (2016), which received the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award in 2017. In Transcendent Kingdom, Gyasi tells the story of a family from Ghana that struggles to make a home for themselves in small-town Alabama.\r\nAvailable July 14, 2020\r\n\u2022\u2022\u2022 \r\nFor more celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter.\r\nsubscribe here lilireinhart Love her😩❤ lilireinhart Lili come to Brazil LiliReinhartna4u LiliReinhartna4uexpbr LiliReinhartnobrasil lilireinhart Already pre-ordered it and I realised that I was never SO exited for a book!

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