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These Are 10 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Including memoirs and literary novels.

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These Are 10 of the Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Including memoirs and literary novels.

A great news for avid book lovers and literary enthusiasts alike, multiple publishers are releasing a slew of compelling memoirs and novels in 2020. Whether you’ve vowed to read more books this year or you’re looking to expand genres, we’ve gathered the best books that will surely spark the inner bookworm in you.

From Adrienne Miller‘s gripping In the Land of Men memoir, to Cathy Park Hong‘s Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning essay collection, scroll down to discover some of the most anticipated books of 2020.

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Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir
Anna Wiener
$13.99 USD
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Part coming-of-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir breaks down the reality of living and working in the West Coast’s tech-centric Silicon Valley.

Release date: Available now

Followers by Megan Angelo

Followers
Megan Angelo
$17.39 USD
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Megan Angelo’s Followers depicts the current generation’s obsession with social media influencers. The book explores how despite some individuals obsess over idols they’ll never meet, what everyone truly craves is genuine human connection.

Release date: Available now

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son by Richie Jackson

Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son
Richie Jackson
$16.59 USD
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Broadway, TV and film producer Richie Jackson dedicated Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son to his own child, who came out at 18 years old, and shares his own experiences as a gay man in America.

Release date: Available now

Brother & Sister: A Memoir by Diane Keaton

Brother & Sister: A Memoir
Diane Keaton
$23.36 USD
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American actress Diane Keaton puts together a heartfelt memoir about her relationship with her younger brother Randy, exploring their divergent paths as siblings as well as her brother’s troubled adult life.

Release date: Available now

In the Land of Men: A Memoir by Adrienne Miller

In the Land of Men: A Memoir
Adrienne Miller
$28.99 USD
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Adrienne Miller, David Foster Wallace’s former editor, wrote this fiercely personal memoir about coming of age in the male-dominated literary world of the ’90s, becoming the first female literary editor of Esquire, and Miller’s personal and working relationship with Wallace.

Release date: February 11

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Real Life
Brandon Taylor
$17.79 USD
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Real Life by Brandon Taylor follows the story of startling intimacy, violence and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice. This novel asks readers if it’s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds and buried histories — and at what cost.

Release date: February 18

Apartment by Teddy Wayne

Apartment
Teddy Wayne
$26 USD
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Teddy Wayne’s Apartment is a powerful novel about loneliness and friendship, gender and sexuality, and the political rifts that dominate our times. The story highlights the experiences of two writers living in the same apartment who are both learning how to navigate life with each other.

Release date: February 25

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
Cathy Park Hong
$26 USD
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Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong’s essay collection titled Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning is a blend of memoir, cultural criticism and history that exposes the truth about racialized consciousness in America.

Release date: February 25

Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women by Lizzie Skurnick

Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women
Lizzie Skurnick
$28 USD
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Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used to Undermine Women by Lizzie Skurnick is a collection of essays by leading women writers who examine the power of the gendered language that is used to diminish women.

Release date: March 3

Fairest: A Memoir by Meredith Talusan

Fairest: A Memoir
Meredith Talusan
$27 USD
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Meredith Talusan‘s Fairest follows the tale of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard, to a gender transition. The book also highlights the themes of race, disability and gender.

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