Marion’s 2020 Reading List

I love lists. I love putting together reading lists. I have created reading lists for several years now.  Most of the time, I tend to follow my reading lists.  However, in the reading lists of 2018 and 2019, I veered off course on what I plan to read. 

This year, I plan to stay on course with the books I have chosen onto my reading list.  I’m an eclectic reader.  My favorite genre is fantasy but I read science fiction, mystery, literary fiction and non-fiction. I will read romance and western novels for this year’s list.  My reading credo is that “Reading is the cheapest and easiest passport you can get to a new world without ever leaving home”.   Readers should take advantage of that gift and not lock yourself into a favorite genre.   I usually read 35-40 books a year and since I’m currently writing my latest Kammbia novel, Ciscoe’s Dance, that amount of books will be all I can handle for 2020.

However, I have posted 32 books for the reading list that I will read in 2020.  These 32 books will be read in order as they appeared on the list.  And if I don’t finish a book, then I will put it down and go onto the next one.  Looking forward to another great reading year and here are my choices for the Marion’s 2020 Reading List.

  1. Black Women in Science by Kimberly Brown Pellum
  2. Animals at the End of the World by Gloria Susana Esquivel
  3. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor (Book 2 of the Binti Series)
  4. The Confessor by Daniel Silva
  5. My Life with Earth, Wind, & Fire by Maurice White
  6. Before The Mayflower by Lerone Bennett Jr.
  7. Black Fortunes by Shomari Wills
  8. Paradise by Toni Morrison
  9. Tempest by Beverly Jenkins
  10. Face of an Angel by Denise Chavez
  11. Women in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
  12. Snow Country by Yasnuari Kawabata
  13. The Story of Layla of & Majnum by Nizami
  14. The Tree With Ten Thousand Apples by Sanchit Gupta
  15. The Illicit Happiness of Other People by Manu Joseph
  16. Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
  17. Bright Shards by Meg Pechenick (The Vardeshi Saga Book 2)
  18. Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz (Chastity Riley Book 2)
  19. Saint Camber by Katherine Kurtz (Camber Trilogy Book 2)
  20. Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (The Liveship Traders Book 1)
  21. The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner
  22. Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya
  23. Latino Americans by Ray Suarez
  24. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  25. Signs Preceding the End of the Word by Yuri Herrera
  26. Rosewater by Tade Thompson
  27. The Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  28. The Onion Girl by Charles de Lint
  29. Widdershins by Charles de Lint
  30. Don Quixote by Cervantes


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