9 Books To Add To Your Summer 2020 Reading List
Attention, readers. Are you looking for some books to read this summer?
Here are nine new books that will keep your bookish hunger satiated all year long. Whether you’re feeling wanderlust from months in quarantine and looking for a dreamy novel that transports you to another time and place, or a psychological thriller that keeps you up at night turning the pages, we’ve got something for you.
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9 New Books to Read This Summer
The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Tunbull
If you can’t get enough of royal news and binge-watched the last season of The Crown, then this one is for you. Opening in the 1920s, it tells the story of the daughter of the American diplomat who caught the heart of Prince Edward before he abdicated his throne for the legendary Wallis Simpson.
Strange Hotel by Eimear McBride
In this unique and emotional novel, a nameless woman travels through a series of hotel rooms, moving through memories from her past in the process.
The Less Dead by Denise Mina
This thriller follows a woman who starts out searching for her birth mother, but after making the upsetting discovery that she was killed years ago, she turns her efforts to tracking down her mother’s murderer instead.
The Jane Austen Society by Natalie Jenner
In this historical novel set in an English village just after WWII, a diverse group of people are brought together by their love of Jane Austen’s works and legacy. In a testament to the healing power of literature, they band together to create the Jane Austen Society.
Find Me by André Aciman
In this anticipated sequel to 2007’s Call Me by Your Name (which should top your list of books to read this summer, if you haven’t already), André Aciman revisits the beloved characters once again and dives straight back into their complex and nuanced love lives.
Rodham: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
In this clever what-if novel, a handsome southerner named Bill Clinton proposes to a brilliant law student named Hillary Rodham. And she says no. Mixing truth with fiction, this experimental story follows the next four decades of the women we now know as Hillary Clinton, exploring an alternative life had she chosen a different road.
Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner
In this intriguing story, a recently retired woman arrives at her idyllic beach house ready for some relaxation, only to be confronted with a mysterious baby girl on her doorstep. She turns to her neighbours for support, and a band of women group together to care for the abandoned infant.
Playing Nice by JP Delaney
In this psychological thriller, a couple makes the shocking discovery that the child they have been raising isn’t actually theirs—their baby was switched at birth with another couple’s baby. The two families join together to process the news and make a stab at forming a big unconventional modern family, but soon, secrets start to emerge, and trust starts to crumble.
Sister Dear by Hannah Mary McKinnon
In the latest from Hannah Mary McKinnon, she answers the question: What would you do if your father died and you found out he wasn’t really your dad? When Eleanor Hardwicke discovers this gut-wrenching secret, she seeks out her biological father, leading her to uncover another branch on her family tree—an infuriatingly enviable half-sister who seems to have everything. Now Eleanor plans on taking it back.