The 2020 Summer Reading Guide

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It’s here!

The 2020 Summer Reading Guide is live!

It’s time to max out your library card (if it’s open) or load up your Kindle or borrow these titles from a friend. Any way you can get your hands on these titles, these are all great books to read this summer.

This is the sixth Summer Reading Guide and each year, I spend months and months reading new releases and looking through backlists to find just the right titles for your summer reading list.

Whether you want something to read with your kids or on your own, to listen to or read on paper, fiction or non-fiction, I hope you’ll find exactly the right title to make your summer reading extra enjoyable.

Like the last three years, the summer reading guide includes six categories with four books per category.

For each book included on the 2020 summer reading guide, I share a short description of the book so you can quickly decide whether it’s something you’ll love or one you can skip.

Like always, it leans more heavily toward older titles with a sprinkling of new releases because I hate when I go to my library to request titles from a book list and every. single. book. has a request line 100 people long. (When I asked you guys about it earlier this spring, the overwhelming request was “OLDER TITLES!” so I know you’re library lovers like I am).


The 2020 Summer Reading Guide 







Last year, for the first time, I created a printable version of the Summer Reading Guide and it was so popular I did the same this year, but this year it’s WAY better.

It’s easy to see all the titles and categories at a glance, it has the number of pages for each book, it has extra suggestions for more books to read if you like certain titles or categories, and it has handy tips for listening to audiobooks, making summer reading work with kids, or finding books at a discount. And it has all the titles on a single page if you want to print it out and take it to the library with you!

I hope it makes it even easier to have the best summer of reading ever. Just pop your email in the form below and it’ll come right to your inbox:

Happy reading!

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  1. I look forward to this post all year, and this year did not disappoint! Now I’m off to add about 5-6 new titles to my Goodreads list ASAP!

    I was particularly delighted to see The Kitchen Counter Cooking School on your list, as it’s a fabulously fun read that I think needs more love.

  2. I haven’t read a single book on this list. What am I even doing with my life? Can’t wait to get started on a few of these!

  3. My TBR is already out of control, but count me in! I can’t wait to get my reading guide, thanks for putting this together! 🙂

  4. The Royal We is something I need to check out. Considering The Crown isn’t going to cover much of the current royals, I’m going to have to get my fix with the book.

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