Every year I ask my friends on my Facebook page for their recommended Summer Reads, their favourite books to read on the beach for this year.

Here is the Summer Reads 2017 and Summer Reads 2018. It’s not scientific. I don’t know what they are basing their decisions on. In some case it might be a good cover, in others it’s a favourite author, but almost always the books ideas turn out to be brilliant and I am grateful for their ideas.

So here are the 20 Summer Reads my friends came up with for Summer 2020!  If you click on these links and buy a book I may earn a few pence but it won’t cost you anymore!

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Where the Crawdads Sing 

Where the Crawdads Sing: De...Shop on Amazon

The Girl You Left Behind

Jojo Moyes – The Girl You...Shop on Amazon


Queenie: Soon to be a Chann...Shop on Amazon

A Little Life

A Little Life: The Million-...Shop on Amazon


Educated: The international...Shop on Amazon

The Salt Path

The Salt Path: The prize-wi...Shop on Amazon

The Binding

The Binding: THE #1 BESTSEL...Shop on Amazon

Confessions of Frannie Langton

The Confessions of Frannie ...Shop on Amazon

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings:

I Know Why The Caged Bird S...Shop on Amazon

Another Love

Another LoveShop on Amazon

The Language of Kindness

The Language of Kindness: t...Shop on Amazon

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend: The In...Shop on Amazon

The Hunting Party

The Hunting Party: The Grip...Shop on Amazon

An American Marriage

An American Marriage: WINNE...Shop on Amazon


Tidelands: THE RICHARD & JU...Shop on Amazon

The Hate U Give 

The Hate U GiveShop on Amazon

Grown Ups

Grown Ups: British Book Awa...Shop on Amazon

Daisy Jones and the Six

Daisy Jones and The Six: Fr...Shop on Amazon

Three Women

Three Women: THE #1 SUNDAY ...Shop on Amazon

The Garden of Lost and Found 

The Garden of Lost and Foun...Shop on Amazon



Brightside: A NovelShop on Amazon

City of Girls

City of Girls: The Sunday T...Shop on Amazon

Woman in the White Kimono

The Woman in the White Kimo...Shop on Amazon

Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters (Seven Si...Shop on Amazon

Lady in Waiting 

Lady in Waiting: My Extraor...Shop on Amazon
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