I love reading and do it even more now that I’m stuck inside. So, I’ve read a couple of books that came out in 2020 and I’ve made my top 5 out of the ones I’ve read so far! Without further ado: let’s take a look!
1. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Amid the wreckage of a downed jet, one passenger is found alive: a 12-year-old boy who becomes the world’s most famous orphan. Napolitano attends deftly to the endless fascination with this young survivor, letting the world’s agony and curiosity play out on the sidelines of a delicate story about one child’s physical and psychological recovery.
2. Run Me To Earth by Paul Yoon
Three orphans united by devastating loss must do what is necessary to survive the perilous landscape of 1960s Laos. When they take shelter in a bombed out field hospital, they meet Vang, a doctor dedicated to helping the wounded at all costs. Soon the teens are serving as motorcycle couriers, delicately navigating their bikes across the fields filled with unexploded bombs, beneath the indiscriminate barrage from the sky.
3. Writers & Lovers by Lily King
The bitingly clever story of Casey, a 31-year old writer clinging to her dream of a creative life, who has lost her direction. Until two men step into her world and offer her two very different futures.
4. The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer
On May 3, 2010, an Irish national was apprehended at Britain’s Birmingham International Airport with a suspicious parcel strapped to his stomach. Inside were fourteen rare peregrine falcon eggs snatched from a remote cliffside in Wales. So begins a tale almost too bizarre to believe, following the parallel lives of a globe-trotting smuggler who spent two decades capturing endangered raptors worth millions of dollars as race champions-and Detective of the United Kingdom’s National Wildlife Crime Unit, who’s hell-bent on protecting the world’s birds of prey.
5. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass and cedar palace on an island in British Columbia. Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent’s half-brother, Paul, scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.
Have you read one of these books?
Love, Deem ❤