Books Considered for 2020

Friday Black: stories by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 

The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People by Dan Buettner

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan

The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye

The Forgotten 500 by Gregory A. Freeman

Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood

Jimmy Bluefeather by Kim Heacox

The Gospel of Trees: A memoir by Apricot Irving

Learning to See: A novel of Dorothea Lange, the woman who revealed the real America by Elise Hopper

Horizon by Barry Lopez

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Soul of America by Jon Meacham

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A Woman of No Importance The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II by Sonia Purnell

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong about the World and Why Things are Better Than you Think by Hans Rosling

Rising by Elizabeth Rush

Deep Six by C.J. Santiago

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

A Village with My Name: a family history of China’s opening to the world by Scott Tong

Long Way Home by Flora Wang

Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins

Black Enough: Stories is Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas