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My Year in Books
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This is my journey in books for 2020!

The Silence by Don DeLillo
Shortest Book
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
Longest Book

Average book length in 2020

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Most Popular
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The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 by John Joseph Adams
Least Popular
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Alison’s average rating for 2020

Good Talk by Mira Jacob
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.58 average

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

Alison’s first review of the year

it was amazing
I had a rather long review that apparently didn’t save? Anyway. This was great. It’s a time travel novel and a post-catastrophe novel. But it’s less about the technology or the disaster, and more about the people.

An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
it was amazing
Here and Now and Then by Mike Chen
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf
This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
If, Then by Kate Hope Day
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019 by John Joseph Adams
The River by Peter Heller
it was amazing
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
How Long 'til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Little Weirds by Jenny Slate
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
it was amazing
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
MEM by Bethany C. Morrow
The Unfinished World and Other Stories by Amber Sparks
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin
Network Effect by Martha Wells
Circe by Madeline Miller
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara  Collins
Recipe for Persuasion by Sonali Dev
Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara
Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
it was amazing
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Beneath the Rising by Premee Mohamed
Everfair by Nisi Shawl
Where Cooking Begins by Carla Lalli Music
Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Big Machine by Victor LaValle
The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stradal
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
it was amazing
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Lightspeed Magazine, June 2014 by Christie Yant
The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
it was amazing
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
Disappearing Earth by Julia  Phillips
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Searcher by Tana French
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin
The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
it was amazing
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
The Deep by Rivers Solomon
The Immortalists by Chloe  Benjamin
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Good Talk by Mira Jacob
The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle  Evans
Kopp Sisters on the March by Amy  Stewart
it was amazing
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
Nothing to See Here by Kevin    Wilson
Witchmark by C.L. Polk
Luster by Raven Leilani
Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
Eat a Peach by David Chang
When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
it was amazing
Cool Beans by Joe Yonan
Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
The Silence by Don DeLillo
Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu
Me and White Supremacy by Layla F. Saad
Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden
liked it
The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem

The Arrest by Jonathan Lethem

Alison’s last review of the year

liked it
This was...fine? One of those books where nothing much happens, but in such a way that it seems like there’s a lot going on. Except there isn’t. The story either needed to be opened up more to the world, or had the claustrophobia of the town cranked up higher. There were some great opportunities for conspiracy that were left untapped, and a lack of tension in an element that really could have used some weird Lethem tension.
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