What I read in 2020

I don’t really use a specific catalog or system to keep track of what I read, but this year I finally started a spreadsheet to keep track of things. It’s probably inaccurate and missing a few things, but (in no particular order) here’s what I read in 2020.


The Burning God” by R.F. Kuang

Black Sun” by Rebecca Roanhorse

Kiss Quotient” by Helen Hoang

How Long ‘Til Black Future Month” by N.K. Jemesin

The Farm” by Joanne Ramos

Southland” by Nina Revoyr

The Incendiaries” by R.O. Kwon

Lucky Ticket” by Joey Bui

Honey Girl” by Morgan Rogers

Interior Chinatown” by Charles Yu

Something to Talk About” by Meryl Wilsner


The Magical Language of Others” by E.J. Koh

Wuhan Diary” by Fang Fang

The Body Papers” by Grace Talusan

Minor Feelings” by Cathy Park Hong

The Next American Revolution” by Grace Lee Boggs

So You Want To Talk About Race” by Ijeoma Oluo

The Broken Heart of America” by Walter Johnson

The Making of Asian America” by Erika Lee

Middle Grade

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance” by Donna Barba Higuera

The Truth According to Blue” by Eve Yohalem

Kudo Kids: The Mystery of the Masked Medalist” by Maia & Alex Shibutani

Young Adult

You Should See Me In a Crown” by Leah Johnson

The Beast Player” by Nahoko Uehashi

Elatsoe” by Darcie Little Badger

We Are the Ants” by Shaun David Hutchinson

Anna K.” by Jenny Lee

This is My Brain in Love” by I.W. Gregoorio

Parachutes” by Kelly Yang

Running” by Natalia Sylvester

I’ll Be the One” by Lyla Lee

Punching the Air” by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam

K-Pop Confidential” by Stephen Lee

Shine” by Jessica Jung

How It All Blew Up” by Arvin Ahmadi

The Perfect Escape” by Suzanne Park

I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by Maurene Goo

Midnight Sun” by Stephanie Meyer

Graphic Novel

Ichiro” by Ryan Inzana

Grimoire Noir” by Vera Greentea

City of Secrets” by Victoria Ying

All of these can be ordered (or pre-ordered) at your local library, independent bookstore or Bookshop.org; audiobooks are available at your local library or Libro.fm.

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Lily Rugo

Bookseller, writer, creator.

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