Read 2020

My reading list for 2020.

All books link back to the original review.

Key to Abbreviations.

  • O = Own copy – I bought / swapped / was given / inherited it
  • RC = Print review copy / freebie from publisher / Amazon Vine etc
  • L = borrowed from the Library
  • NG = Review copy via Netgalley
  • NF = Non Fiction
  • Tr = Translated
  • DNF= Did not finish
  • And finally, an asterisk * = from the TBR (acquired by any of the above routes before 1.1.20)

Finished in 2019, reviewed in 2020
– Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton – RC (10/10) Review

JANUARY
1. How It Was by Janet Ellis – RC* (9/10) Review
2. The Rapture by Claire McGlasson – RC*(9/10) Review
3. All the Rage by Cara Hunter – RC* (9/10) Review
4. The Clothing of Books by Jhumpa Lahiri – O* (NF, Tr) (7.5/10) Review
5. Feast Days by Ian MacKenzie – L* (8.5/10) Review
6. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch – O* (NF) (10/10) Review
7. Meat Market by Juno Dawson – RC* (8.5/10) Review
8. A Sixpenny Song by Jennifer Johnston – L* (7.5/10) Review
9. Oligarchy by Scarlett Thomas – O* (7/10) Shiny Review
10. The Cake Tree in the Ruins by Akiyuki Nosaka – L (9/10) Review
11. A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines – L (10/10) Review
12. Bad Island by Stanley Donwood – RC (9/10) Review
13. Silver by Chris Hammer – RC* (8.5/10) Review
Short story single – The Lotus Eaters by Somerset Maugham – O Comment

FEBRUARY
14. City of Glass by Paul Auster, (graphic novel) – O* (9/10) Review
15. Reasons to be Cheerful by Nina Stibbe – O* – (8.5/10) Shiny Review
16. The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster – O* (10/10) Review
17. Weather by Jenny Offill – RC
18. Man in the Dark by Paul Auster – O* (re-read) (8.5/10) Review
19. A Life in Words – Paul Auster in conversation with IB Siegumfeldt – O* (10/10) Review
20. It gets me home, this curving track by Ian Penman – O* (10/10) Review
21. Exquisite Cadavers by Meena Kandasamy – RC (8/10) Review

MARCH
22. The Dig by Cynan Jones – O* (10/10) Review
23. The Ruins by Mat Osman – RC (9.5/10) Shiny Review
24. Spark by Naoki Matayoshi – RC (7.5/10) Review
25. Too Close to Breathe by Olivia Kiernan – O* (8/10) Review
26. Constellations by Sinéad Gleeson – RC (10/10)
27. I Ate Sunshine for Breakfast by Michael Holland, illus Philip Giordano – RC
28. The Man Among the Seals & Inner Weather by Denis Johnson – O*
29. Echo Cycle by Patrick Edwards – RC
30. A Long Way Off by Pascal Garnier – RC
31. Are Snakes Necessary? by Brian De Palma and Susan Lehman
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