Wednesday, July 01, 2020

July 2020 Highlights

NOVELS
1. Against the Loveless World (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020) / Susan Abulhawa
2. The Rain Heron (Atlantic Books, 2020) / Robbie Arnott
3. The Butterfly Lampshade (Doubleday/Hutchinson, 2020) / Aimee Bender
4. A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom (Doubleday, 2020) / John Boyne
5. Blacktop Wasteland (Flatiron Books, 2020) / S.A. Cosby
6. The Golden Rule (Little, Brown, 2020) / Amanda Craig
7. The Pull of the Stars (Picador/Little, Brown, 2020) / Emma Donoghue
8. Sea Wife (Fleet, 2020) / Amity Gaige
9. True Love (Harper, 2020) / Sarah Gerard
10. A Room Made of Leaves (Text Publishing, 2020) / Kate Grenville

11. Sisters (Jonathan Cape, 2020) / Daisy Johnson
12. Sex and Vanity (Doubleday, 2020) / Kevin Kwan
13. Pew (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Catherine Lacey
14. Must I Go (Random House, 2020) / Yiyun Li
15. Hieroglyphics (Algonquin Books, 2020) / Jill McCorkle
16. Utopia Avenue (Sceptre, 2020) / David Mitchell
17. Brixton Hill (Corsair, 2020) / Lottie Moggach
18. Hamnet (Alfred A. Knopf, 2020) / Maggie O’Farrell
19. Lake Life (Simon & Schuster, 2020) / David James Poissant
20. The Two Mrs Carlyles (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2020) / Suzanne Rindell

21. The Sandpit (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Nicholas Shakespeare
22. Summer (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) / Ali Smith
23. Want (Henry Holt, 2020) / Lynn Steger Strong
24. Survivor Song (Titan/William Morrow, 2020) / Paul Tremblay
25. The Color of Air (HarperVia, 2020) / Gail Tsukiyama
26. Supporting Cast (Penguin, 2020) / Kit de Waal
27. The Light at the End of the Day (4th Estate, 2020) / Eleanor Wasserberg
28. To Dare (Legend Press, 2020) / Jemma Wayne
29. At the Edge of the Solid World (Brio, 2020) / Daniel Davis Wood

FIRST NOVELS
1. God 99 (trans. from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright) (Comma Press, 2020) / Hassan Blasim
2. If I Had Your Face (Viking, 2020) / Frances Cha
3. Tennis Lessons (Doubleday, 2020) / Susannah Dickey
4. Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton, 2020) / Avni Doshi
5. The Group (JM Originals, 2020) / Lara Feigel
6. Other People’s Pets (Celadon Books, 2020) / R.L. Maizes
7. The Beauty of Your Face (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Sahar Mustafah
8. The Son of Good Fortune (Ecco, 2020) / Lysley Tenorio
9. The Liar’s Dictionary (William Heinemann, 2020) / Eley Williams
10. August (Granta, 2020) / Callan Wink

11. The All-Night Sun (Random House, 2020) / Diane Zinna

STORIES
1. You Would Have Told Me Not To (Delphinium, 2020) / Christopher Coake
2. F*ckface and Other Stories (Henry Holt, 2020) / Leah Hampton
3. No Presents Please: Mumbai Stories (trans. from the Kannada by Tejaswini Niranjana) (Catapult, 2020) / Jayant Kaikini
4. Cool for America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Andrew Martin
5. Inheritors (Doubleday, 2020) / Asako Serizawa
6. Modern Times (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Cathy Sweeney
7. I Hold a Wolf by the Ears (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020) / Laura van den Berg

POETRY
1. Magnolia (Nine Arches Press, 2020) / Nina Mingya Powles

NONFICTION
1. Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism (Doubleday/Penguin Random House USA, 2020) / Anne Applebaum
2. The ‘Other’ Shangri-la: Journeys Through the Sino-Tibetan Frontier in Sichuan (Konark Publishers, 2020) / Shivaji Das
3. Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town (Random House, 2020) / Barbara Demick
4. The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech (Henry Holt, 2020) / William Deresiewicz
5. Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told? (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) / Jenny Diski
6. Desert Notebooks: A Road Map for the End of Time (Counterpoint, 2020) / Ben Ehrenreich
7. Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia: Generals, Merchants, and Intellectuals (University of California Press, 2020) / Michal Biran, Jonathan Brack & Francesca Fiaschetti (eds)
8. Culture in the Third Reich (trans. from the German by Lesley Sharpe & Jeremy Noakes) (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Moritz Föllmer
9. Jane Austen: Writing, Society, Politics (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Tom Keymer
10. Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire (World Scientific Publishing/South China Morning Post, 2020) / Zuraidah Ibrahim & Jeffie Lam

11. The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2020) / Alexander Larman
12. Bland Fanatics: Liberals, Race and Empire (Verso Books, 2020) / Pankaj Mishra
13. Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II (Basic Books, 2020) / Roger Moorhouse
14. The Bohemians: The Lovers Who Led Germany’s Resistance Against the Nazis (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020) / Norman Ohler
15. Italian Life: A Modern Fable of Loyalty and Betrayal (Harvill Secker, 2020) / Tim Parks
16. The Great Imperial Hangover: How Empires Have Shaped the World (Atlantic Books) / Samir Puri
17. How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (Oxford University Press, 2020) / Heather Cox Richardson
18. Intimations (Penguin Books, 2020) / Zadie Smith
19. Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World (Scribner, 2020) / Amy Stanley
20. Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan (Chatto & Windus, 2020) / Amy Stanley

21. A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J.B.S. Haldane (W.W. Norton, 2020) / Samanth Subramanian
22. Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir (Bloomsbury Circus/Ecco, 2020) / Natasha Trethewey
23. Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces (Viking, 2020) / Laura Tunbridge
24. Rag and Bone: A Family History of What We’ve Thrown Away (John Murray, 2020) / Lisa Woollett