Top Ten Reads for Summer 2020

Top Ten Reads for Summer 2020

The Summer is finally here and there is nothing more enjoyable than reading a good book in your favourite summer place. Below is our pick of the top 10 books to read this Summer. πŸ‘‡

A Burning – Megha Majumdar

Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party, and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan’s fall. Lovely – an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dream of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humour – has the alibi that can set Jivan fee, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.

Surrounded by Idiots – Thomas Erickson
Do you ever think you’re the only one making any sense? Or tried to reason with your partner with disastrous results? Do long, rambling answers drive you crazy? Or does your colleague’s abrasivemanner get your back up?  Then this is the book for you! 

Everything I Never Told You – Celest Ng
Begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970’s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favourite chld of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the dIfelicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos.

Rodham – Curtis Sittenfeld
In our reality, Hillary Rodham met Bill Clinton as a law student at Yale, and married him after repeatedly refusing his proposals, eventually following him to the White House. But what if she didn’t? In this gripping tale that interweaves real history with the imagined, we see an alternate future for Hillary – one both with and without Bill. Al lot of the characters are familiar, but the paths they follow couldnt be more different.

Beach Read – Emily Henry
If the title doesn’t give this one away as perfect for an afternoon by the pool, just crack the spine. Augustus is a literary writer trying to pen a masterpiece, and January is a romance novelist stuck in a rut, both renting beach houses next dor to each other. They decide to burst through their writers’ block by trading manuscripts. As they do the, ahem, research for their books, tthigs take a decidedly readable turn.

Big Friendship – Aminatou Sow & Ann Friedman
If you’re missing your faraway besties right now, this book on the power of friendship might inspire you to give them a call. Long-distance best friends and cohosts of the podcast Call your Girlfriend Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman tell the story of their enduring relationship, as well as how to imvest in one of the most important relationships in our lives.

The Guest List – Lucy Foley
Lucy Foley has done it again with this murder mystery set at a destination wedding off the coast of Ireland. You’ve got your high-flying bride and groomsmen, your suspiciously heartfelt bridesmaid who doesnt seem as excitd as she could be. Then, there’s the body. Cozy up with this whodunnit and watch the hours fly by.

Pizza Girl – Jean Kyong Frazier
Do yourself a favor and order delivery before you even start this story about two women living very different lives that may actually have more in common than they think. One is 18, pregnant , and deliverying pizza to get by. The other is a stay-at-home mom who orders pickle pizzas for her son. This story is both heartbreaking and hystereical, so buckle in for a wild emotional ride.

The Pull of The Starts – A Novel –  Emma Donoghue
From the author of Room comes this eerily prescient novel set during a flu pandemic. Three women working in a quarantine maternity ward deal with horrific loss and new life in tandem, and help hold each other up through it all. It’s the perfect read for right now. 

If I Had your Face – Frances Cha
Kyuri’s a gorgeous woman who entertains men at an underground bar, until one mistake ruins it all. Her roommate, Miho, is an artist whose dark work belies an inner turmoil. Then there’s Ara, who’s almost dangerously obsessed with a K-Pop star and Wonna, trying to have a baby, she and her husband can’t afford. Their interconnected stories willmake you want to call your own female friends.