Best New Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020 in India

 If you have been reading good fiction books since some times ago, I know you want to read more and more of them. Here is a list of best new fiction books coming out in 2020 in India. They are instant bestsellers published in this year. They include New York Times best selling novels and award winning titles from top best selling authors.

 

Scroll down the page and view all the books listing here. Read the short description and their recent reviews given of each book and choose your most favourite title to read. These books are available in both print and Kindle eBook editions. Click on your favourite title link to learn more about it at Amazon.

 

Best New Fiction Books Published in 2020

The Glass Hotel

1. The Glass Hotel

by Emily St. John Mandel

 

The New York Times bestselling novel, from the author of Station Eleven! Emily St. John Mandel's The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the towers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breath-taking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

 

- “Very readable. Original themes. Descriptive imagery... compelling. Characters convincing. Although the book didn't leave me with the sense that i had read a profound story....there was something in its subtlety that made it rewarding.”

 

 

The Night Watchman

2. The Night Watchman

by Louise Erdrich

New York Times Bestseller! Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Erdrich’s  grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C., this powerful novel explores themes of love and death with lightness and gravity and unfolds with the elegant prose, sly humor, and depth of feeling of a master craftsman.

 

- “A poetic rendering of Native people’ s struggle against injustice told in a voice in tune with the natural world.”

 

 

Topics of Conversation

3. Topics of Conversation

by Miranda Popkey

From the coast of the Adriatic to the salt spray of Santa Barbara, the narrator of Topics of Conversation maps out her life through two decades of bad relationships, motherhood, crisis and consolation. The novel unfurls through a series of conversations - in private with friends, late at night at parties with acquaintances, with strangers in hotel rooms, in moments of revelation, shame, cynicism, envy and intimacy. Sizzling with enigmatic desire, Miranda Popkey's debut novel is a seductive exploration of life as a woman in the modern world, of the stories we tell ourselves and of the things we reveal only to strangers.

 

- “I rarely write reviews, but when I happened upon two negative reviews of this book I had to. This book is absolutely gripping, to the point that I have a hard time putting it down. It reads to me like the next generation of female narrators after/as influenced by Rachel Cusk's Outline trilogy, while also offering a much-needed antidote to the generations of male-centered novels that it is quite aware of and also responding to….”

 

 

My Dark Vanessa

4. My Dark Vanessa

by Kate Elizabeth Russell

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood.

 

- “I purchased this on a recommendation and I’m very glad that I did. It isn’t comfortable reading but it’s so real, deep and authentic. You become truly invested in Vanessa’s journey and even her hostility and awkwardness draw your empathy and understanding. She was groomed in a truly effective and emotional sense and her relationship with her teacher defines her totally. A fantastic book.”

 

 

Long Bright River: an intense family thriller

5. Long Bright River: an intense family thriller

by Liz Moore

 

The New York Times bestseller and Guardian Book of the Month! Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She’s become used to finding overdose victims: their numbers are growing every year. But every time she sees someone sprawled out, slumped over, cold to the touch, she has to pray it’s not her sister, Kacey.

 

- “Fell over this book when it was listed as a 'must read' in a magazine. Normally a little dubious about such lists meant I needn't have been with this. Very quickly got into thriller type scenarios and couldn't put it down. Well worth a read. Not quite five stars but did really enjoy it”

 

 

Weather

6. Weather

by Jenny Offill

Lizzie Benson slid into her job as a librarian without a traditional degree. But this gives her a vantage point from which to practise her other calling: as an unofficial shrink. For years, she has supported her God-haunted mother and her recovering addict brother. They have both stabilized for the moment, but then her old mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a proposal. Sylvia has become famous for her prescient podcast, Hell and High Water, and wants to hire Lizzie to answer the mail she receives: from left-wingers worried about climate change and right wingers worried about the decline of western civilization.

 

- “A weirdly compulsive read. It was like the lead was having a conversation with herself, in her head about everything going on in and around her life.”

 

 

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

7. The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

by Suzanne Collins

It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute.

 

- “Anticipated to be the most exciting book of 2020, The Ballad Of Songbirds and Snakes has not let me down. Suzzaine Collins has written this wonderful piece in just 528 pages. Revolving around President Snow, the entire book is way to engrossing and gripping. This book is literally the best thing happened to me in this Quarantine Period.”

 

 

8. The Book of Longings: From the author of the international bestseller THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES

by Sue Monk Kidd

Ana is a rebellious young woman, a gifted writer with a curious, brilliant mind, who writes secret narratives about the neglected and silenced women around her. Raised in a wealthy family in Galilee, she is sheltered from the brutality of Rome's occupation of Israel. Ana is expected to marry an elderly widower to further her father's ambitions, a prospect that horrifies her. A chance encounter with the eighteen-year-old Jesus changes everything: his ideas and his passion are intoxicating.

 

-“The novel's evocation of Galilee is fascinating ... clever rebellious Ana is a memorable character” (The Times)

 

 

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)

9. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City)

by Sarah J. Maas

Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. Every night is a party and Bryce is going to savour all the pleasures Lunathion - also known as Crescent City - has to offer. But then a brutal murder shakes the very foundations of the city, and brings Bryce's world crashing down.

 

- “Fast paced, detailed fantasy, with unpredictable twists and turns, and a surprise ending (at least for me). Great supporting characters, can’t wait for this to be a series, but glad there were no major cliff hangers.”

 

 

The Mirror and the Light

10. The Mirror and the Light

by Hilary Mantel

The long-awaited sequel to wolf hall and bring up the bodies, the stunning conclusion to Hilary mantel’s man Booker Prize-winning wolf hall trilogy. ‘If you cannot speak truth at a beheading, when can you speak it?’ England, may 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors…..

 

“‘Hilary Mantel has written an epic of English history that does what the Aeneid did for the Romans and War and Peace for the Russians. We are lucky to have it.’ - Sunday Telegraph

 

Nausea (Penguin Modern Classics)

11. Nausea (Penguin Modern Classics)

by Jean-Paul Sartre 

Nausea is both the story of the troubled life of a young writer, Antoine Quentin, and an exposition of one of the most influential and significant philosophical attitudes of modern times - existentialism. The book chronicles his struggle with the realisation that he is an entirely free agent in a world devoid of meaning; a world in which he must find his own purpose and then take total responsibility for his choices.

 

- “Its a deep novel and it will take you in other world. Jean-pal- Sartre has written it with perfection n its beyond the words.”

 

 

You Only Live Once: Author Signed Original Copy

12. You Only Live Once: Author Signed Original Copy

by Stuti Changle 

Imagine you disappear. Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The other wishes you had never met them. The third wishes to have met you at least once. You are one person. Aren't you? But you are not the same for each one of them.

 

- “Nice write up skills and easily connectable. It shows that everyone needs to chase their inner desires and there will b a point in life when u will feel liberated.”

 

 

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