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20 Best Reads Recommended by the ClearPeople team

13 January 2020

As part of our 2020 blog series, our team has put together a list of the 20 best books to read in 2020. 


Just like our people, the themes are quite diverse from poetry to leadership!


  1. Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca (poetry) 

  2. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh (business)

  3. The Professional Product Owner: Leveraging Scrum as a Competitive Advantage by Don McGreal, Ralph Maria Jocham, Ken Schwaber (nonfiction) 

  4. Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondō (nonfiction)

  5. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō (nonfiction) 

  6. Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objectives and Key Results by Christina Wodtke (business)

  7. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (historical) 

  8. The Book of Dust #1 (La Belle Sauvage)by Philip Pullman (fantasy) 

  9. Discworld - Witches Series by Terry Pratchett (fantasy)

  10. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (fantasy) 

  11. The Poison Song by Jen Williams (fantasy) 

  12. Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains by Max Leonard (sports)

  13. The Country Girls Trilogy by Edna O'Brien (fiction) 

  14. Last Breath by Karin Slaughter (mystery) 

  15. Broken Ground by Val McDermid (mystery) 

  16. Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space by Isaac Asimov (mystery)

  17. The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (mystery) 

  18. Our House by Louise Candlish (mystery) 

  19. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King (horror)

  20. The Outsider by Stephen King (horror) 

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