I blame the pandemic. My reading was off in 2020. Not in numbers, mind you; I read and reviewed 709 books in 2020, Goodreads tells me, and no one would be less than proud to share that. But what percentage was fiction books?
I couldn't read adult fiction last year. Only 14% of my reading was adult fiction. And only half of that, a mere 7% of my reading, was contemporary adult fiction; the rest were classics.
Here are novels I wanted to read but did not read in 2020. Please talk me into reading these.
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
Reading in Bed by Sue Gee
Jack by Marilynne Robinson
Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ask Me Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane