5 Summer 2020 Reads To Watch For

It may not feel like it, but summer is right around the corner. This summer of 2020 is going to be different from any one we’ve experienced before. Here are some upcoming releases that will make social distancing a little easier!


5 Summer 2020 Reads To Watch For


Beach Read by Emily Henry    

Romantic Comedy, Published May 19th  

From Goodreads: A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.


I Was Told it Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman    

Contemporary Fiction, Expected Publication June 16th     

From Goodreads: Squashed among a bus full of strangers, mother-daughter duo Jessica and Emily Burnstein watch their carefully mapped-out college tour devolve into a series of off-roading misadventures, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill.

Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan

Contemporary Fiction, Expected Publication June 30th

From Goodreads: An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life.A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Historical Fiction / Horror, Expected publication June 30th

From Goodreads: “A terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico—“fans of classic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca are in for a suspenseful treat” (PopSugar).An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic artistocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .


The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski

Historical fiction, expected publication July 6th

From Goodreads: Paris, 1940. Twenty-year-old Michel Bonnet lives on the edge of the law, finding work where he can breaking in horses on the outskirts of the city. But when the Nazis invade, Michel takes refuge as a stowaway on a rickety train bound for the rural south. It’s a journey that will change his life forever.

Which of these sounds best to you?

Are there any other books on your radar to read this summer?


  1. Jackie

    May 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Those look great! Bring on Mexican Gothic!

  2. Ramona Mead

    May 28, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    LOL! I’m not big on horror and it still sounds great to me!

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