7 Books You Need To Read This Summer 2020

Whether you’re spending summer 2020 at your local park, somewhere outside of town or on holiday, you’ve still got at least a few weeks left to make the most of the season. One thing that should always be a part of relaxing in the sun is a great book, so we compiled the ultimate list of books for you to read on your next tanning session while showing off your new bikini. From gripping thrillers to relatable stories about everyday issues, these seven books need to be on your reading list for the rest of the summer…

1. Olive by Emma Gannon

Warm, thought-provoking and clever, Olive revolves around an eponymous, sympathetic, thirty-something protagonist. She has to learn that life comes with expectations and – sometimes – there are stereotypes to fulfil. When her best friends’ lives start to branch away towards marriage and motherhood, she starts to question her choices – because life according to Olive looks a little bit different…

2. One Year of Ugly by Caroline Mackenzie

One Year Of Ugly tells the story of Yola Palacios whose family escaped the crumbling, socialist Venezuela to settle into their peaceful new life in Trinidad. When her aunt Celia dies, the family once again find their lives turned upside down as Celia had been keeping a very big secret: the Palacios are seriously in debt to a local criminal and without the funds to pay him off, they must do his bidding until the debt is cleared…

3. The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams

In The Love Square, Penny suddenly goes from being unlucky in love to having three great men that want to date her. But are any of them The One? This feel-good story packed with emotions is an exploration of hope, romance and the trust it takes to finally fall in love…

4. The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson

The Weekend Away is a brand new thriller about two best friends who go on their annual weekend away abroad – only for one of them to go missing.

Orla and Kate have been best friends forever. Together they’ve faced it all – be it Orla’s struggles as a new mother or Kate’s messy divorce. And whatever else happens in their lives, they can always look forward to their annual weekend away. Brushed off by the police and with only a fuzzy memory of the night’s events, Orla is her friend’s only hope…

5. The Farm by Joanne Ramos

The Farm is a gripping story about race, money and motherhood that asks: what would you sacrifice for a new life? Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. There, women get the very best of everything: organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and big money. Provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby. For someone else…

6. The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley

The Sun Sister is the sixth instalment in Lucinda Riley’s epic series, The Seven Sisters. To the outside world, Electra seems to have it all, yet her already tenuous control over her state of mind has been rocked by the death of her father – the elusive billionaire who adopted his six daughters from across the globe. As those around her fear for her health, Electra receives a letter from a stranger claiming to be her grandmother . . .

7. A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes

In A Thousand Ships, broadcaster and classicist Natalie Haynes retells the story of the Trojan War from an all-female perspective. In the middle of the night, Creusa wakes to find her beloved Troy engulfed in flames. Ten seemingly endless years of brutal conflict between the Greeks and the Trojans are over, and the Greeks are victorious. Over the next few hours, the only life she has ever known will turn to ash…

 

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