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There is nothing I love more in the summer than to be outside with a good book! Whether it’s lying on the beach or sitting in a camping chair next to a fire I love reading a great book while relaxing and enjoying the sunshine There is something about being outside in the warm weather (and in my case smelling the salty sea air) that makes the book so much more enjoyable. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!
Summer 2020 Reads
|From Goodreads: 1939. As the wife of King George VI and the mother of the future queen, Elizabeth—“the queen mother”—shows a warm, smiling face to the world. But it’s no surprise that Hitler himself calls her the “Most Dangerous Woman in Europe.” For behind that soft voice and kindly demeanor is a will of steel.|
|From Goodreads: As a young girl, Katherine Johnson showed an exceptional aptitude for math. In school she quickly skipped ahead several grades and was soon studying complex equations with the support of a professor who saw great promise in her. But ability and opportunity did not always go hand in hand. As an African American and a girl growing up in an era of brutal racism and sexism, Katherine faced daily challenges. Still, she lived her life with her father’s words in mind: “You are no better than anyone else, and nobody else is better than you.”|
|From Goodreads: The Home for Unwanted Girls meets Orphan Train in this unforgettable novel about a young girl caught in a scheme to rid England’s streets of destitute children, and the lengths she will go to find her way home—based on the true story of the British Home Children.|
|From Goodreads: War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnardo’s Home cannot give up hope. What more could you wish for than a poignant, heart-warming saga to read this Christmas?|
|From Goodreads: It’s been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty’s life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don’t dare wander outside the school’s fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.|
|From Goodreads: From internationally bestselling author Karen Swan comes The Hidden Beach, an addictive story of heartbreak, loyalty and hope, set in the historic city of Stockholm and along the beautiful archipelagos of the Swedish coast.|
|From Goodreads: The Secret Orphan meets The Tattooist of Auschwitz with a dash of Wild Swans. A powerful and incredibly moving historical novel inspired by an untold story of the Second World War.|
I hope to be able to read all of these and maybe more this summer (or at the very least by the end of the warm weather which can last until mid-fall here. Some of my favorite books have always been historical fiction, YA, and biography/autobiography and so as you can see all of these pretty much falls into one of those categories. Let me know what you think of the list and if you’ve read any of them ( I think at least one of them is not out just yet but should be next month).
Questions: What are your favorite genre(s) of books? Where do you love reading the most? What is on your summer 2020 book list?