Another season is rapidly approaching and of course, this means one thing: time to talk of the summer 2020 TBR books to read.
On my summer 2020 TBR is a collection of books yet to release and some on my shelf because I like the idea of reading “current” releases while adding in some books I already own. Helps me feel a little more accomplished even if my shelf doesn’t reflect this (because the rate at which I read vs. the new book purchase ratio is TERRIBLY lopsided).
Do I think I will read all 15 (or any??) of these? Nope.
Like always, I rarely, if ever, read the books on a TBR, but it’s still one of the most fun lists I create each new season, so… I refuse to skip out on this. Let’s get to list-ing.
SUMMER 2020 TBR LIST
1: The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
To be honest, I have read this book already, but I placed it on this list in my smidgeon of pre-planning, and decided to leave it because it makes me feel a tiny bit better to know I read ONE book on a planned TBR. Maybe this will inspire me to change this patter? Goodreads
2: The Game Can’t Love You Back by Karole Cozzo
Recently watched the Freddie Prinze Jr. film Summer Catch, and while I am 100% not a sports fan, the movie is so cute. Then, seeing this book on my shelf reinforced how long its been sitting there, which made me want to read it. Goodreads
3: Jo & Laurie by Melissa de la Cruz and Margaret Stohl (June)
Cannot wait to read this one. I’m not one for this ship per se, but I am curious to read a reality where Laurie does win over his beloved Jo, and I 100% do believe he genuinely loves her; I also find it fascinating and sad that the BBC version depicts him as still loving her post-marriage. How does the book portray him? *asks the girl who hasn’t read the novel* Goodreads
4: Love and a Little White Lie by Tammy L. Gray (August 4)
Haven’t read all of Tammy’s backlist titles, but I’m curious about this one and excited to see she has a novel releasing with Bethany House! Goodreads
5: It’s Not Summer Without You by Jenny Han
Not only has this one been on my shelf for a long time, but as I did read book one late year, it only seems right that I’d pick up the sequel (it’s likely too presumptuous to hope to read book three) as well. Goodreads
6: Beach Read by Emily Henry
I mean is there a more perfect (at least in theory??) read to enjoy during a summer TBR? Goodreads
7: You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
Been hearing all the good things about this romcom book, and yet I haven’t read it. Here’s hoping I remedy this soon. Goodreads
8: Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
Because every now and then a good mystery is need. But I also don’t want to think about how many times I’ve had this on a TBR. Goodreads
9: In Between by Jenny B. Jones
I’ve had this ‘Katie Parker Production’ series on my shelf for quite some time now, but it’s only been recently that I realized (again) I’ve yet to read these books – and I do love a good Jenny B. Jones novel. The catalyst for this is the recent cover re-models. They’re awfully cuuute. Goodreads
10: The London Restoration by Rachel McMillan (August)
Sounds as if this historical novel will be a lovely read; it’s about a woman who works in secrets in WWII and the impact it has on her relationships. Plus it features a favorite trope – a love story post marriage! Goodreads
11: The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey (June)
12: Minutes to Die by Susan Sleeman (August 4)
I enjoyed book one in this series, so am curious to read what comes next in this Homeland Heroes mystery series. Goodreads
13: Some Bright Someday by Melissa Tagg (August)
Perhaps in actuality I should place Melissa’s prior release (Now and Then and Always) on this list given I haven’t yet read it. *shrugs* Either way, hopefully I’ll read one of her novels this summer. Goodreads
14: Listen to your Heart by Kasie West
This one has been on my shelf for a while now, but I’m in that weird place, torn between reading this book (which looks quintessential summer-y) and not reading it because that means I’m one (of two) book closer to not having any new novels by Kasie to discover. Goodreads
15: Would Like To Meet by Rachel Winters
Like Sarah’s rom-com, this is another I’ve seen some good reviews on. Luckily I have it on my shelf. Plus, who doesn’t love the idea of a romance that “acts out” various iconic romantic-comedy scenes just to inspire creativity? Goodreads
Have you read any of these? Do you want to? Which do you recommend? What’s on your summer 2020 TBR list? Comment all of your thoughts in the comments; I look forward to chatting.
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Linking up with That Artsy Reader Girl and Top Ten Tuesday June 16: Books on My Summer 2020 TBR