Books by Impact: 2020 – Fiction

Why Impact?

I don’t refer to books as good or bad.

First of all, there is no definition for what makes a objectively good or bad book. Plus, usually when a person refers to a book as good or bad, that ascription is entirely based on the person’s state of mind at the time that they read it.

Secondly, I have to consider the fact that the author most likely put TON of effort into writing the book. So, even if it doesn’t resonate with me, I have a healthy appreciation for the fact that the book even exists in the first place.

If you’re curious about how I’m defining impact, read this post.

So, without further ado, here’s my 2020 Fiction ranking!

  1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  2. The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury
  3. What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee
  4. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett
  5. The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion
  6. Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  7. The Green Mile by Stephen King
  8. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  9. Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  11. Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos
  12. Emmy in the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido
  13. After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
  14. The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  15. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London
  16. The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  17. Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein
  18. When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  19. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  20. The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain
  21. Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
  22. STEAM Chasers: We Made That by Dr. Doresa A. Jennings
  23. Merry Inkmas by Talia Hibbert
  24. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  25. Richard III by William Shakespeare
  26. Euphoria by Lilly King
  27. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
  28. The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Author: Malcolm Newsome

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