Books That Helped Define 2020

Below, a list of some books that got our attention in the year that was….


2020 Releases:

Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

by Suzanne Collins

Return to Panem for the 25th Hunger Games – 50 years prior to the events in the original trilogy.



The Vanishing Half

by Brit Bennett

What is the definition of White in America?  And who decides? 




The Glass Hotel

by Emily St. John Mandel   *Signed Copies Available

Guilt, wealth, and an elaborate Ponzi scheme that fails – as they always eventually do.    



Shakespeare for Squirrels

by Christopher Moore

More of the Bard in farce, as only Christopher Moore can deliver him




The Mirror and the Light

by Hilary Mantel

Finally, the last chapter in the trilogy begun in 2009 with Wolf Hall.




Dearly: New Poems

by Margaret Atwood

In her first poetry collection in more than a decade, Atwood addresses love, loss, the passage of time, and zombies – among many other themes.



The Archer

by Paulo Coelho

A fable about an archery guru, written with Coelho’s usual mix of inspiration and grace.



One Life

by Megan Rapinoe   *Signed Copies Available

A call to arms – using her own life as inspiration – from the admired athlete and social activist.



Pappyland: A Story of Family Fine Bourbon and the Things That Last

by Wright Thompson

Authenticity, family legacy, and the one of the finest - and most sought after – whiskeys in the world. 



Ready Player Two

by Ernest Cline

The sequel to – you guessed it – Ready Player One.  We knew you were smart.





by J.K. Rowling

A warm, fast-paced, funny fairy tale of a fearsome monster, thrilling adventure, and hope against all odds.



Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

by Isabel Wilkerson

A humanitarian call to understand our own social hierarchy here in the United States, which we have ignored to the detriment of us all.



Promised Land

by Barack Obama

The only question is, can he catch up with his wife’s great sales numbers from her book?



Hood Feminism

by Mikki Kendall   *Signed Copies Available

Brilliant, fiery, and powerful, friend of the store Mikki Kendall advocates for the women that the Feminist movement consistently forgets about. 



Solutions and Other Problems

By Allie Brosh   *Signed Copies Available

Laughter through tears – my favorite emotion.  This book delivers it over and over again.  We all love Allie Brosh here.



Breaking Hate

by Christian Picciolini   *Signed Copies Available

Charismatic former white supremacist, local author, and friend of the store Christopher Picciolini provides a roadmap for those looking to leave behind the cycle of hatred and violence.

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