Famous Books of 2020

Famous Books - 2020
Below are some of the famous books and authors of 2020. This topic may prove helpful for the upcoming PSC, UPSC, IBPS PO/Clerk, Railways, insurance exams.

Famous Books & Authors of 2020


  • A Ballad of Remittent Fever – Ashoke Mukhopadhyay.
  • A Burning – Megha Majumdar.
  • A Children's Bible – Lydia Millet.
  • A Commentary and Digest on The Air, Act 1981 – Apoorva Kumar Singh.
  • Age Of Pandemics (1817-1920): How They Shaped India and the World – Chinmay Tumbe.
  • Amazing Ayodhya – Neena Rai.
  • A Promised Land – Barack Obama.
  • A Song of India – Ruskin Bond.
  • Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.Arundhati Roy.


  • Bad Money: Inside The NPA Mess And How It Threatens The Indian Banking System – Vivek Kaul.
  • Bapu- the Unforgettable – Manish Sisodia.
  • Bye Bye Corona – Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava.


  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents – Isabel Wilkerson.
  • Chaturanga – Anand Neelakantan.
  • Chosen Spirits – Samit Basu.
  • Chronicles of Change Champions Smriti Irani.
  • COVID-19: SabhyataKa Sankat Aur Samadhan – Kailash Satyarthi.
  • Cricket Drona – Jatin Paranjape.


  • Deacon King Kong James McBride.
  • Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – Deepa Anappara.


  • Hamnet Maggie O'Farrell.
  • Hidden Valley Road Robert Kolker.
  • His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography – Tenzin Geyche Tethong.
  • Homeland Elegies – Ayad Akhtar.
  • Hop-On: My Adventures on Boats, Trains and Planes – Ruskin Bond.
  • How the Onion Got Its Layers – Sudha Murthy.


  • I am No Messiah – Meena Iyer.
  • If it Bleeds – Stephen King.
  • Invincible – A Tribute to Manohar Parrikar – Tarun Vijay.


  • Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future Pope Francis.
  • Lockdown Liaisons – Shobhaa De.


  • Karmayoddha Granth – Amit Shah.
  • Klara and the Sun – Kazuo Ishiguro.
  • Kitchens of Gratitude Vikas Khanna (Chef).


  • Miracle At Happy Bazaar – Ruskin Bond.
  • Moustache Hareesh S. (JCB Prize for Literature 2020)
  • My Life in Designs Gauri Khan.


  • Naoroji: Pioneer of Indian Nationalism – Dinyar Patel.
  • National Security Challenges: Young Scholars Perspective – General M. M. Naravane (Indian Army Chief).


  • Oh Mizoram P. S. Sreedharan Pillai (Governor of Mizoram).
  • One Arranged Murder – Chetan Bhagat.
  • Our Only Home: A Climate Appeal to the World – Dalai Lama & Franz Alt.
  • Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver – Urjit Patel (Former RBI Governor).


  • Pandemonium: The Great Indian Banking Tragedy – Tamal Bandyopadhyay.
  • Portraits of Power: Half a Century of Being at Ringside N. K. Singh.
  • Prelude to a Riot – Annie Zaidi.


  • Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India Dr. Viral V. Acharya.


  • RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations Yatish Yadav.
  • Red Pill Hari Kunzru.
  • Reporting India: My Seventy Year Journey as a Journalist – Prem Prakash.


  • Shakespeare in a Divided America James S. Shapiro.
  • Shuggie Bain – Douglas Stuart. (Booker Prize 2020)


  • The Battle of Belonging – Shashi Tharoor.
  • The Commonwealth of Cricket: A Lifelong Love Affair with the Most Subtle and Sophisticated Game Known to Humankind – Ramchandra Guha.
  • The Death of Jesus (Vol. III) – J.M. Coetzee.
  • The Dharma Forest – Keerthik Sasidharan.
  • The Discomfort of Evening – Marieke Lucas Rijneveld.
  • The Endgame – Hussain Zaidi.
  • The Ickabog JK Rowling.
  • The India Way: Strategies for an Uncertain World – Dr. S. Jaishankar.
  • The Khalistan Conspiracy: A Former R&aw Officer Unravels The Path To 1984 – G.B.S. Sidhu.
  • The Machine is Learning – Tanuj Solanki.
  • The Shaurya Unbound-Tales of Valour of the Central Reserve Police Force  Om Birla (Lok Sabha Speaker).
  • The Vanishing Half Brit Bennett.
  • These, Our Bodies, Possessed by Light – Dharini Bhaskar.
  • Think Like a Monk – Jay Shetty.


  • Uncanny Valley – Anna Wiener.
  • Undertow Janhavi Barua.


  • Voices of Dissent – Romila Thapar.


  • War: How Conflict Shaped Us – Margaret MacMillan.
  • Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from Quarantined City – Fang Fang.


  • Your Best Day is Today! – Anupam Kher.


  • Moustache – Malayalam novel (Meesha), translated to English by Jayasree Kalathil.