8 Unputdownable Fiction Books You Must Read in 2020

The most unputdownable fiction books to read, and explore in 2020

2019 was a tumultuous year for most, at least that is what everyone has been saying. However, now that it’s gone, let us start the new year on a positive note. And what better way to do that, than drowning yourself in new books? Books feed the soul. Books transport you to various worlds, without you having to leave your home. Books are the ultimate therapy for people, who are looking to break the monotony of their daily lives.

The past year gave us a couple of unputdownable works of fiction, each of which is gems in their own rights. We have compiled a list of the 8 best fiction books you can read in 2020, which will blow your mind.

8 Best Fiction Books To Read In 2020

1. The Topeka School by Ben Lerner

The Topeka School
Fiction books for 2020

The Topeka School is one of the best fiction books of all time. This work of fiction revolves around a talented student who is his high school debate champion with psychologist parents, yet he was a misfit among his peers. It is a perfect example of toxic masculinity and it’s presence in our society. The protagonist, Adam Gordon is an exceptionally smart individual who changes his colors like a chameleon. His tendency to manipulate his competitors to respond to his well of ideas all at once shows the lack of civil discourse in our society, currently.

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2. Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of Dead  by Olga Tokarczuk 

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of Dead
Fiction books for 2020

Awarded with the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature, Olga Tokarczuk is one of the most celebrated authors out there. Her sheer brilliance is reflected in this book which has Janina, a 60-year old Polish woman who is an ardent animal lover. With hunting being very popular in her village, it drives her over the edge thinking about the number of animals who will be killed. So, when a string of murders occurs in her village, she is convinced that it is somehow related to the animal killings. With Janina getting involved in the police investigations, Tokarczuk deftly raises questions regarding whose voices are more important above others.

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3. Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li

Where Reasons End
Fiction books for 2020

Where Reasons End is the heartbreaking story of Yiyun Li’s most challenging period of her life when she lost her son to suicide. The story revolves around the narrator who visits her 16-year old deceased son, Nikolai, in a world somewhere between life and death. What follows is a story of facing the grief of losing her son, and finally accepting it and moving on. It is the perfect example of a moving story between a parent and her child, how death is something you have to be okay with. No matter how much it breaks you.

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4. The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys
Fiction books for 2020

Like Colson Whitehead’s previous novel, The Underground Railroad, he goes through another journey through the painful history of slavery, with this being set in the Jim Crow era. The Nickel Boys center around Turner and Elwood who are sentenced to a cruel Florida reformatory. In case you didn’t know, the novel is based on the true stories of the brutal abuse at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys. Along with their friends, Elwood and Turner try to navigate through the harsh truth regarding what they will face in the country, once they come of age as black men, in the 1960s.

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5. The Testaments, Margaret Atwood

The Testaments
Fiction books for 2020

The Testaments is set 34 years after the events of her iconic novel, The Handmaid’s Tales, where she returns to the world of the Republic of Gilead, to write more about other oppressive practices. Unlike The Handmaid’s Tales, this novel sees the rise and fall of Gilead through the eyes of three women. Daisy, a cheerful and vivacious teenager residing in Canada who starts to protest against the horrible society, existing in the south of her hometown. Agnes Jemima is surviving in Gilead and is learning the ropes of about the duties she will have to fulfill as a privileged but constricted wife. Finally, Aunt Lydia, one of the dangerous leaders of Gilead is building a more complex relationship with the existing regime. This leads to an exciting continuation of Atwood’s concept of dystopia, with her suggesting that authoritarianism is always hiding around the corner.

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Alexandra Hall
Hi there! I am someone who is trying to navigate through life, one day at a time. Writing is my passion and my job, and I am happiest when I am writing. I love reading comic books, watching drama movies, playing with my dogs and generally lazing around. An introvert by nature, you can find me in the farthest corner of the room in every party, playing with the dog and having my own party.
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