8 Unputdownable Fiction Books You Must Read in 2020

8 Unputdownable Fiction Books You Must Read in 2020

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6. Lost Children Archive, Valeria Luiselli

Lost Children Archive
Lost Children Archive

Hauntingly resembling the ongoing political situation in America, when it comes to immigrants, Valeria Luiselli’s Lost Children Archive centers around a family of four- parents and their two children. The story focuses on their lives and how they deal with the scary situation of their friend’s daughters being detained at the border. Starkly similar to the woes of immigrants currently battling the draconian rules in the country, this novel hits the nail right on the head, and you can’t help but feel helpless at their plight.

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7. The Need, Helen Phillips 

The Need
The Need

This novel has a classic storyline: a woman whose husband is traveling hears an intruder in her home, grabs her children and hides in fear. But, what makes Helen Phillps’s novel different from every psychological thriller out there is how the whole story plays out. The novel’s protagonist Molly, comes across a known face who shakes her reality and makes her question her own life. While reading this, you will realize that you do not need to be a parent to understand the anxiety and fear she feels, while protecting her children all alone.

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8. Trust Exercise, Susan Choi

Trust Exercise
Trust Exercise

National Book Award winner, Susan Choi crafts a tale of an intense romance between two students of a performing arts high school, who are also judged, watched, and influenced by their peers and their drama teacher, an incredibly contentious man. Writing this story with realism serving as it’s the foundation, Trust Exercise perfectly captures the sexual adolescent life of a group of teenagers. Furthermore, with a sudden shift in perspective in the middle of the story, Choi smartly shows the truth about power and who ultimately gets to wield it.

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No matter which genre of books you prefer reading, these novels will take you on a journey like no other. Read these fiction books in 2020 and be prepared to feel a hundred different feelings at once, and isn’t that precisely the kind of books we as bookworms like to read?


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