7 Must-Read Summer Books for 2020

 1.Writers & Lovers By Lily King King writes of a 31-year-old writer holding onto her aspiration of being creative. She manages to balance heartbreak and hope as obstacles and hold-ups actually show a path forward.   2. Human Kind by Rutger Bregman This optimistic book from Bregman is exactly what we need right now. He argues that humans are more kind than cruel as he eloquently explains that our inherent kindness is one of the main factors in our long-term success on this planet.   3. The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae This book is a thrilling fantasy that follows …

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 1.Writers & Lovers By Lily King

Writers & Lovers
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King writes of a 31-year-old writer holding onto her aspiration of being creative. She manages to balance heartbreak and hope as obstacles and hold-ups actually show a path forward.

 

2. Human Kind by Rutger Bregman

Humankind: A Hopeful History
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This optimistic book from Bregman is exactly what we need right now. He argues that humans are more kind than cruel as he eloquently explains that our inherent kindness is one of the main factors in our long-term success on this planet.

 

3. The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae

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This book is a thrilling fantasy that follows the path of a Zahru, a teenage girl chosen to be the human sacrifice in an ancient tradition known as the Crossing, in which three heirs race across the desert to kill her and claim their crown.

 

4.  A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

A Peculiar Peril (The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead Series #1)
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Vandermeer takes us on a twisting adventure as three friends attempt to protect the world from an obscured threat, all because one, Jonathan Lambshead, has been granted permission to inherit his grandfather’s mansion only after they catalog all of its contents.

 

5. All Adults Here By Emma Straub

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In Straub’s new work, a widow seeks to understand what kind of parent she was and how that has rippled through the generations of her family for the very first time.

 

6. Friends and Strangers By J. Courtney Sullivan

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This simultaneously insightful and funny novel shares a complicated friendship between two women at drastically different points in life. Elisabeth, a journalist and new mom, is freshly out of New York City and attempting to adjust to a smaller town’s life. Sam, meanwhile, is a senior in college who becomes their babysitter. She is attempting to discover her own life’s and, as she does so, the two women grow close. That is until an unexpected kindred spirit shows how different the two women may really be.

 

7.Such a Fun Age By Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age
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Reid’s debut novel asks many questions around race and class surrounding a young black babysitter who navigates an accusation of kidnapping the child she babysits. As this book’s questions are asked and answered, many of its characters find their lives completely turned over.

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