These Are The Fiction Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2020

If you've started to craft your 2020 resolutions and "read more" made the list, you're not alone: The resolution to read more consistently ranks in the top 10 new year's resolutions. Or maybe you already read a ton, and you just want to step your reading game up a notch by breaking out of your usual genre.

Whatever the case, we're huge readers here at Silk + Sonder. And if you ask us, there's nothing quite like the feeling of cracking open a brand new book, smelling its fresh pages and diving headfirst into a good story. That's why we came up with 15 fiction titles—some old, some new, some that haven't been released yet—that we can't wait to dive into in 2020.

The classics

Little Women

by Louisa May Alcott 

Maybe you read "Little Women" when you were younger, but if there's any time to revisit this classic tale, it's now. The new star-studded film adaptation of "Little Women" comes out on Christmas day, and it's sure to be a hit.  Order it here

Harry Potter

by J.K. Rowling

"Harry Potter" isn't just for kids, and it never gets old. Don't believe us? Ask anyone who's read it. Order all seven books here.

The Neapolitan Novels 

by Elena Ferrante 

Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels have been around for less than a decade, but this gripping Italian-set story of female friendship became an Instant classic. Order the box set here

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The Goldfinch

by Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt's hit 2013 novel is a long one, but it's hard to put down. As soon as you dive into the story of 13-year-old Theo Decker, you'll be instantly obsessed. Order it here

 Gone Girl. 

by Gillian Flynn

If you're looking for a jaw-dropping psychological thriller to read in 2020, it doesn't get much better than Gillian Flynn's "Gone Girl." Just don't cheat and watch the movie first! Order it here. 

The current hits

Red At The Bone

by Jacqueline Woodson

"Red At The Bone" tells the story of an unexpected teenage pregnancy that pulls together two families from different social classes. This culminates in disappointment, hope, heartbreak and so much more. Order it here. 

The Dutch House

 by Ann Patchett

"Bel Canto" and "Commonwealth" author Ann Patchett is back with another hit in 2019. "The Dutch House" follows the lives of two siblings and the house they grew up in through many fascinating decades. Order it here. 

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Where The Crawdads Sing 

by Delia Owens

"Where The Crawdads Sing" follows the story of Kya, a sensitive and intelligent young girl who survived years alone in a marsh. Delia Owens' novel is full of beautiful nature descriptions along with twists and turns that keep the pages turning. Order it here.  

City Of Girls

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Calling all "Eat Pray Love" fans: As it turns out, Elizabeth Gilbert is excellent at writing fiction, too. "City Of Girls" is a love letter to the New York of many decades ago, and an ode to the women of today. Order it here. 

Olive, Again

by Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout thrilled readers everywhere with her unlikely hero, a bitter, older woman named Olive Kitteridge. 11 years and one HBO miniseries later, Strout is back with Olive, Again—and the sequel is so great that it was Oprah's book club pick. Order it here

The ones you should pre-order

Followers

by Megan Angelo 

This book is for anyone who's ever worried about, well, their follower count—or has felt frustrated by social media in general. "Followers" weaves together the stories of three women on the brink of success who are starting to realize just what their follower count on social media means for their success. Pre-order it here.

The Girl With The Louding Voice

by Abi Dare

"The Girl With The Louding Voice" tells the story of a 14-year-old Nigerian woman determined to escape a child marriage and get an education. Pre-order it here

The Herd 

by Andrea Bartz

If you've ever worked at a Wing-like co-working space, you need to read this book. In "The Herd," an exclusive New York women's co-working space is rocked by the disappearance of its founder, and the novel's protagonists are hard at work trying to figure out what happened. Pre-order it here.

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The Book Of Longings 

by Sue Monk Kidd

If Sue Monk Kidd's name sounds familiar, that's because it is: She's the author of the 2003 hit novel "The Secret Life Of Bees." In 2020, Kidd is back with a tale about a young woman who meets 18-year-old Jesus Christ. Yep, you read that right. Pre-order it here. 

Love Her Or Lose Her

by Tessa Bailey

Looking for a lighter read? "Love Her Or Lose Her" is a rom-com-esque novel that follows a young married couple whose relationship needs a serious makeover. Pre-order it here.  

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