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 30 books for the reading list that I will read in 2020.  These 30 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. An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  6. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
  7. Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr.
  8. Rosewater by Tade Thompson (Book 1 of the Rosewater Series)
  9. Lion’s Blood by Steven Barnes
  10. Tempest by Beverly Jenkins (Book 3 of the Old West Series)
  11. Abengoni: First Calling by Charles Saunders
  12. Outside The Dog Museum by Jonathan Carroll
  13. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
  14. Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
  15. Someplace to be Flying by Charles de Lint
  16. Scriber by Ben Dobson
  17. The Stormwatcher by Graham Joyce
  18. Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett (Book 1 of Detective by Day Series)
  19. Beton Rouge by Simone Buchholz (Chastity Riley Book 2)
  20. Allmen and the Dragonflies by Martin Suter
  21. Appetite by Philip Kazan
  22. Bright Shards by Meg Pechenick (The Vardeshi Saga Book 2)
  23. Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card (Ender Series Book 2)
  24. Criminal by K.B. Hoyle (Breeder Book 2)
  25. Face of an Angel by Denise Chavez
  26. Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya
  27. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
  28. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older
  29. Brave Cowboy by Edward Abbey
  30. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay

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