My Top Book Choices From 2020
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
This is a thought provoking novel about two light-skinned black sisters from a small Southern town. As the sisters become estranged and their lives take very different paths, the story traces their separate experiences, culminating in an unexpected reunion.
Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker
This fascinating but heartbreaking true story follows the Galvin family, in which six of the twelves siblings suffer from schizophrenia.
Sitting Pretty: The View from my Ordinary, Resilient, Disabled Body
by Rebekah Taussig
Taussig, who is differently-abled and uses a wheelchair, writes an honest and eye-opening account of what it is like to have a disability and what this segment of the population would like others to know.
Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld
Rodham is a fictionalized imagining of Hillary Rodham’s life and career had she not married Bill Clinton. This is a highly interesting and entertaining read.
More Myself: A Journey by Alicia Keys
This autobiography is honest, uplifting, and inspiring. Keys’ many fans will enjoy it immensely.
Sunny Days: The Children’s Television Revolution that Changed America
By David Kamp
This history of the origins of Sesame Street and the later shows it inspired is fascinating and highly readable. For me, it was also very nostalgic, as I was the first generation to experience this beloved and groundbreaking children’s program.