The Best Book Releases of 2020 that You Need to Read ASAP

Lo and behold, lovers of a wonderful escape concealed between the pages of a book! Some of the most prominent voices and pens of the world have done it once again –– whipped up storms with their words that are soothing, stirring and startling all at once. Well, the pandemic may have brought the world to a standstill, but nothing dared to shake these authors’ spirits, for this was the year they truly shone. We know you always keep your eyes peeled for “what’s next” in the book universe, so we’re here to save you some time. Turn the page into 2021 with these masterpieces –– here are 2020’s best book releases that you need to read stat!

A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Best Book Releases 2020 A Long Petal

The life of young doctor Victor Dalmau is forever changed when he, by the misfortune of fate, gets caught up in the Spanish Civil War. Forced out of Barcelona into exile with his sister-in-law Roser Bruguera and struck with an opportunity to seek refuge in Chile –– they take it, only to find themselves in a web of love, tragedy, freedom and repression, leaving behind generations battling for hope and belonging. At her peak, indeed, Isabel Allende has wowed yet again, with this historical fiction.

It’s Not All Downhill From Here by Terry McMillan

Best Book Releases 2020 Terry McMILLAN

Loretha Curry has it all, even at 68 –– a booming business, a clique of loyal friends, a husband who’s nothing but a delight and most importantly, a will to live life queen size. Loretha’s determination to rewrite the idea of aging hits an iceberg when she suffers a tragic loss that shatters her. Will Loretha heal, thrive and overcome, with the help of her friends? That’s for us to know and you to find out. 

Blue Flowers by Carola Saavedra

Best Book Releases 2020 Blue Flowers

Marcos moves into a new apartment having just been through a divorce. He feels dejected and alone –– disconnected from his ex-wife, daughter, society and even himself. When Marcos starts receiving letters from an anonymous manic who believes she is writing to her ex-lover – the former tenant, something inside of Marcos moves. Can he break the spell? A must-read about dark obsession, missed connections and violent love. 

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré

Best Book Releases 2020 The Girl

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows exactly what she wants – to be educated so as to be what her mother aspired for her to be: a louding voice. Adunni’s father crushes her dreams when he sells her to be the third wife of a local so that she can be the bearer of an heir –– a son, of course. Adunni, however, is the maker of her own destiny and runs away to the city, hoping for a better life. Will Adunni let her misfortunes muffle her voice? Or will she be heard, loud and clear?

The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey

Best Book Releases 2020 Love story

There are some books that stay with you. The Love Story of Missy Carmichael paints such beautiful characters that transform you, and camp deep inside your heart. Missy Carmichael has so much love to give, she just doesn’t know it yet, and protects her heart with a prickly exterior. At seventy-nine, Missy spends her days in her big empty house reliving her days, mistakes, secrets. Can her entwined fate with two strangers and a dog change her life?

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