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TGON Will Be Reading 2020

2020 begins a new decade (depending on how you count) and brings with it new books read. Here’s our list of what we’ll be reading in the next year.

 

Cover art for The Hidden Girl and Other Stories shows a sihouette of a woman against a black background with multicolored orbs.
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The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu. If you’ve been reading TGON Reads long enough, you may have noticed that I’m always throwing in Ken Liu’s translations. Besides bringing the best of Chinese sci-fi to English language audiences, Liu’s a master short story writer himself.

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The Stormlight Archive 4 by Brandon Sanderson. Maybe we don’t have a cover, or even a title, but I’m already hooked on The Stormlight Archive series. Sanderson’s world-building genius is on display in this series, so he can take all the time he needs.

Cover for Shakespeare for Squirrels features sihouettes of a jester, a donkey-headed man, and a fairy against a full moon
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Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore. Moore’s classic blend of juvenile humor in smart-people settings returns in this third book about Pocket, the fool from King Lear, who doubles as a madcap sleuth. This time they’re doing Midsummer Night’s Dream!

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini. I’m on board whenever Paolini publishes a book, and I’m especially stoked to see his non-Inheritance work.

Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh. Weird, black humor served up as only Moshfegh can. This is an Amazon exclusive, so buy it for your Kindle.

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Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho. Fresh off her Hugo-win, Cho’s released another work coming in 2020. A young martial artist joins up with a gang of bandits to wreak havoc in Chinese fantasy style.

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Peace Talks by Jim Butcher. New Harry Dresden book and it’s about time! No clue what the wizard p.i.’s up to this time but it’s going to be dark and magical.

Cover art for Shorefall features a man sitting on a throne
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Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett. The second book in Bennett’s high fantasy series that began with Foundryside brings up back to the story of Sancia the Master Thief and her bizarre, steampunk-Renaissance mashup world.

Cover art for The Glass Hotel which features an island shrouded in mist
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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Author of the beautiful Station Eleven returns to the literary scene with her creepy-covered The Glass Hotel. Once again, we follow a diverse cast of characters, this time trying to survive in the multilayered urban jungles of North American cities.

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