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Favourite Books We Read in 2020

These are some of the favourite books we read in 2020, not necessarily published in 2020 - linked titles are available to borrow from BCIT Library  

The Porpoise / Mark Haddon

In a bravura feat of storytelling, Mark Haddon calls upon narratives ancient and modern to tell the story of Angelica, a young woman trapped in an abusive relationship with her father. When a young man named Darius discovers their secret, he is forced to escape on a boat bound for the Mediterranean. To his surprise he finds himself travelling backwards over two thousand years to a world of pirates and shipwrecks, of plagues and miracles and angry gods.  - From Publisher Website

Rules for Visiting / Jessica Frances Kane

With simplicity and honesty, Jessica Francis Kane has crafted an exquisite story about a woman trying to find a new way to be in the world. This nourishing book, with its beautiful contemplation of travel, trees, family, and friendship, is the perfect antidote to our chaotic times. - From Publisher Website

I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014 / Eileen Myles

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.

Transcendent Kingdom / Yaa Gyasi

Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family’s loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. - From the Publishers Website