5 Book Debuts of 2020 worth adding to your TBR: Blogmas

Looking for some fresh books to pick from 2020? There are some great debuts released this year and out of them we have handpicked five which includes a variety of genres starting with general literary fiction, psychological drama to prize winners.

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi


The story is the journey of a young married girl, Lakshmi who fled from her abusive husband and becomes a Henna Artist. She creates magic by painting the elite ladies of the society in Jaipur with her special Heena paste concocted with essential oils and medicinal herbs. She heels wounds, help the ladies conceive and also helps them getting rid of them when needed.

Yes, she is an abortionist.

Why is she taking so much of pain? Because she wants to build a house for herself.

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russel

My Dark Vanessa


A fifteen-year old schoolgirl, Vanessa was sexually involved with her 45-year old English teacher, Jacob Strane. Now, Vanessa is in her 30’s and Strane is accused of sexually assaulting a former student. Vanessa is reached out by the student to uncover the truth and now she is in a dilemma.

Because, for her Jacob Strane was her first love.

It is dark and disturbing drawing lines on the psychological implications of sexual assault.

Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a fun age


Funny, engaging, social media and a booker longlist nominee. It has all the ingredients of a great debut and indeed it. Alex is a white blogger. Emira Tucker, an African-American is her babysitter. In an upscale grocery store, she is accused of kidnapping a toddler. What happens next is a series of events that reflects upon the privileged class of America.

Shuggie Bain by Doughlas Stuart

Shuggie Bain


A heartbreaking story of a young boy Shuggie who lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Agnes, his mother is an addict. While Shuggie struggles to become a normal boy Agnes is living off drinking. There is so much more to the story, the emotional quotient, the pain and sufferings which can only be discovered while reading. This book is the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize.

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

A burning by Megha Majumdar


The story is about Jivan, a Muslim girl who carelessly comment on Facebook which makes her the prime suspect of a planned terror attack. She has an alibi to support her claims but has its own consequences to bear. This book made into the 2020 JCB Prize Longlist.

Have you read any of these books? Do these titles interest you?

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