Must Read Books of Summer 2020

With June around the corner, it’s time to start making those summer reading lists. Below are the top 5 must reads for Summer 2020 that will have you turning page by page.

1.You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria (pre-order) – Release date: August 4, 2020

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Once I read this description, I knew I had to add this book to my list of summer reads.

Bookshop Description: With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.


2.Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyers (Pre-order) – Release date August 4, 2020

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The Twilight Saga book we have all been waiting is coming soon. Readers will get to read the iconic love story of Bella and Edward once again, but this time in the perspective of the vampires. (Side bar: Stephenie Meyer sure knows how to pick out a captivating cover).

Goodshop Description: This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?


3.A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

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This is a mystery thriller that I cannot wait to begin reading. It is a must read for me for my summer reading list. The book follows a woman’s brutal murder and the secrets and lies that are revealed. Many of the secrets are connected to the dynamics of marriages and the friendships that are kept.

Bookshop Description: The last thing Lizzie needs right now is a call from an inmate at Rikers asking for help–even if Zach Grayson is an old friend. But Zach is desperate: his wife, Amanda, has been found dead at the bottom of the stairs in their Brooklyn brownstone. And Zach’s the primary suspect.

As Lizzie is drawn into the dark heart of idyllic Park Slope, she learns that Zach and Amanda weren’t what they seemed–and that their friends, a close-knit group of fellow parents at the exclusive Brooklyn Country Day school, might be protecting troubling secrets of their own. In the end, she’s left wondering not only whether her own marriage can be saved, but what it means to have a good marriage in the first place.


4.Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

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After watching the Hulu Series on Hillary Clinton, I was so compelled to learn more about her. Running into this work of fiction got me thinking about this “what if Hillary never married Bill Clinton? What could of been of HIllary Clinton. This book takes readers on that journey.

Goodshop Description:But in Curtis Sittenfeld’s powerfully imagined tour-de-force of fiction, Hillary takes a different road. Feeling doubt about the prospective marriage, she endures their devastating breakup and leaves Arkansas. Over the next four decades, she blazes her own trail–one that unfolds in public as well as in private, that involves crossing paths again (and again) with Bill Clinton, that raises questions about the tradeoffs all of us must make in building a life.

5.In An Instant by Suzanne Redfearn

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Because we all love a book that can give us that good cry that we need to have. This is described as a deeply moving story about life after a huge accident that changes everyone in the families life. It is a story of survival and family, and that so appropriate with the climate of the world today.

Goodshop Description: Impossible choices are made, decisions that leave the survivors tormented with grief and regret. Unable to let go, Finn keeps vigil as they struggle to reclaim their shattered lives. Jack, her father, who seeks vengeance against the one person he can blame other than himself; her best friend, Mo, who bravely searches for the truth as the story of their survival is rewritten; her sister Chloe, who knows Finn lingers and yearns to join her; and her mother, Ann, who saved them all but is haunted by her decisions. Finn needs to move on, but how can she with her family still in pieces?


What are your must reads for this Summer 2020?


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