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A New Year, a New Decade and So Many Good Books

Cindy Burnett
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Books to look forward to in 2020

Get ready to read in 2020 - so many good books are slated to publish!

Happy New Year! I am excited to see what the new year (and the new decade) will bring. I have begun to work on some reading goals, but the only one I have settled on so far is to read more non-fiction in 2020. I did not read as much of that genre as I usually do in 2019 and am looking forward to exploring more non-fiction titles this year. 

A slew of great books are coming out in the first part of 2020 so I decided to highlight the titles I am most excited about - I focused on titles that are slated to release in January through March of this year and limited myself to six titles in each genre. I have read some of the books already (I added a star by those), and the rest are high on my list to read very soon.


  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins*
  • Followers by Megan Angelo* - see my review on Instagram
  • The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
  • The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel
  • In Five Years by Rebecca Serle* - see my review on Instagram
  • Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes by Kathleen West*

Historical Fiction:

  • Cartier’s Hope by M.J. Rose*
  • The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn*
  • The Girl in the White Gloves by Kerri Maher*
  • The Grace Kelly Dress by Brenda Janowitz*
  • The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai
  • These Ghosts are Family by Maisy Card


  • All the Best Lies by Joanna Schaffhausen (part of a series)
  • Death in the Family by Tessa Wegert*
  • Hi Five by Joe Ide* (part of a series)
  • The Missing American by Kwei Quartey
  • Revolver Road by Christi Daugherty (part of a series)
  • The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James* - see my review on Instagram


  • American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of the American CSI by Kate Winkler Dawson
  • The Falcon Thief: A Ture Tale of Adventure, Treachery and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird by Joshua Hammer* - see my review on Instagram
  • Father of Lions: One Man’s Remarkable Quest to save the Mosul Zoo by Louise Callaghan* - see my review on Instagram
  • Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder Cases of the Civil Rights Era by Jerry Mitchell
  • Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit by Eliese Collette Goldbach
  • The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson*

Conversations from a Page is hosting Jeanine Cummins on Feb. 4 and Simone St. James and Kathleen West on Feb. 21. If you are interested in attending either event, sign up here.

Happy New Year and happy reading! 

For more book recommendations and bookish thoughts, see @ThoughtsFromaPage on Instagram or Cindy’s Reading Recs.

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