summer 2020 reading list

It’s here! Summer reading is the best reading, am I right? Even if most of us can’t be on a beach this year, I’m ready for these books to transport me there.

And YOU GUYS!! This list is absolutely insane. I can’t believe how many books are on it. In all my years of doing the summer reading lists, this year by far holds the most books AND the most potential! It’s like the universe knew that we would need to escape through books this summer and these amazing writers released everything just in time.

Now this is just what’s ON my list. A few I have read, but most I have not. You can always see what I’ve read in my monthly book recaps and if you follow me on goodreads, you can see what I’m reading in real time. I love putting this list together because I revisit it the rest of the year (and even longer) to find my next read.

I love it!

Also, have you joined our book club yet?! You can join here on instagram and the secret facebook group!

The books below are listed with release date too. I cannot even wait for some of them to come out! I linked most of the books below with which is a way to support local, independent bookstores. You can find the full reading list here! And I also did create a section for it in my amazon shop for your ease, but highly suggest shopping through Bookshop to support our local stores. Nothing on this post is sponsored, but there are some affiliate links below.

Also! If you’re new around here, you should know that I’m a crazy unapologetic certified fan of most types of women’s fiction (and yes of course chick-lit!). Light, fun, beachy reads are my fave. I’m not super into anything that resembles a harlequin romance. I read to escape, to get lost in the story, to feel like the characters are my friends. And I actually love the day after I finish a great book and can’t even stand to start a new one because I’m mourning my new (character) friends.

I can’t WAIT to hear your recommendations in the comments, what you’re reading now and what’s on your list!

My 2020 Summer Reading List

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez (our May book club pick!)

Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore

The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe

Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner

Willa’s Grove by Laura Munson

Stray by Stephanie Danler

Feels like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

All Adults Here by Emma Straub

Hello Summer by Mary Kay Andrews

Happy and You Know It by Laura Hankin

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Water Keeper by Charles Martin

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Summer Darlings by Brooke Lea Foster

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld

A Happy Catastrophe by Maddie Dawson (out 5/26)

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer (out 5/26)

The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin (out 6/2)

The Summer Deal by Jill Shalvis (out 6/2)

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (out 6/2)

Always the Last to Know by Kristan Higgins (out 6/9)

Pizza Girl by Jean Kyoung Frazier (out 6/9)

The Marriage Game by Sara Desai (out 6/9)

28 Summers by Elin Hilderbrand (out 6/16)

We Came Here to Shine by Susie Orman Schnall (out 6/16)

Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore (out 6/16)

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton (out 6/16)

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory (out 6/23)

Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert (out 6/23)

Friends and Strangers by J Courtney Sullivan (out 6/30)

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan (out 6/30)

The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan (out 7/7)

What You Wish For by Katherine Center (out 7/14)

The Lost Girls of Devon by Barbara ONeal (out 7/14)

The Safe Place by Anna Downes (out 7/14)

A Star is Bored by Byron Lane (out 7/28)

Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover (out 7/28)

The Friendship List by Susan Mallery (out 8/4)

Luster by Raven Leilani (out 8/4)

Eat a Peach by David Chang (out 9/8)

P.S. for other reading recommendations, you can check out my 2020 winter reading list, 2019 fall reading list, 2019 winter reading listmy 2018 summer reading list and my 2017 summer reading list!

P.P.S.  Thank you for reading with me! xo

summer 2020 reading list

Really hopeful these books will transport me here.