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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” – Stephen King

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”― William Styron

2020 Books

We post the books we will be reading in bulk order so those that do not read as fast as our core readers can join in with us when we discuss the book.

Translation
1/1 – The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers – 704 pages
1/8 – The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen – 352

Published before 1990
1/15 – Legend (The Drenai Saga #1) by David Gemmell – 369 pages
1/29 – The Neverending Story – 448 pages
2/12 – Daggerspell by Katharine Kerr – 482 pages
2/19 – Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card – 264 pages
3/11 – Dune by Frank Herbert  – 892 pages

Reread of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling in 2020
2/26 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Graphic Novel
3/18 – The October Faction – 152 pages
3/18 – Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer – 159 pages
3/25 – Locke & Key Vol. 1: Welcome To Lovecraft by Joe Hill – 168 pages
4/1 – They Called Us Enemy – 208 pages
4/8 – A Game of You (Sandman Vol. 5) by Neil Gaiman – 192 pages
4/15 – Nimona by Noelle Stevens
4/22 – The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way – 184 pages

Reread of the Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling in 2020
5/6 – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

We stopped doing the reread because J.K. got exhausting to discuss.

Dragons
5/13 – Highfire by Eoin Colfer – 379 pages
5/27 – The Rage of Dragons – 545 pages
6/10 – The Bone Ships, by R.J. Barker – 513 pages
6/24 – The Waking Fire – Anthony Ryan – 590 pages
7/1 – The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde  – 296 pages
7/8 – His Majesty’s Dragon: A Novel of Temeraire by Naomi Novik – 384 pages

Free Pick
7/15 – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires – 410 Pages
7/22 The Talented Ribkins by Ladee Hubbard
8/12 The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
8/19 Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis

Dystopia
8/26 Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – 342 pages
9/2 The Goodluck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis – 346 pages
9/16 The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1), by N.K. Jemisin – 378 pages
9/23 The Man in the high castle by Philip K. Dick – 290 pages
9/30 The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – 325 pages

Horror
10/7 Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff – 382 pages
10/14 Big Machine by Victor LaValle – 386 pages
10/21 Prelude for Lost Souls, by Helene Dunbar – 313 pages
10/28 Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix – 243 pages
11/4 Vampire Crusader: The Immortal Knight Chronicles by Dan Davis 283 pages

Mad Lib
11/11 The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón – 486 pages
11/18 Gods of Jade and Shadow – 365 pages
12/2 The House of the Scorpion, by Nancy Farmer – 407 pages
12/16 The End of the Day by Bill Clergy – 320 pages SECRET SANTA HANGOUT
12/23 The King of Bones and Ashes by J. D. Horn 354 pages

Humor
Another Fine Myth by Robert Lynn Asprin – 212 pages
The Last Temptations of Iago Wick by Jennifer Rainey 222 pages
Will Save the Galaxy For Food, by Yahtzhee Croshaw – 291 pages
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons – 256 pages

Next Three Themes:
Children’s Book
Space Opera/Magic
Set in South America

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