Dive Into Summer Reading!

Posted by Cybil on May 4, 2020
Summer Reading 2020
We may not be reading in far-flung destinations, but these books will transport you to anywhere their pages take you! So, join us for a season of great reading, even if the only place we travel is in our imagination.



 

 
A New Season of Reading: The Big Books of Summer
Check out the books your fellow readers can't wait to get lost in.



 

 
The Top 40 Hit Books of the Year (So Far)
Stay on trend with these reader favorites from the first half of 2020.





 
Bookish Celebrities Share Their Reading Recommendations
See the top titles these famous bookworms recommend.





 
Goodreads Choice Award Books Now Available in Paperback
Try last year's reader-approved titles during your staycation.





 
Beloved Authors Recommend Summer Reads
Step into new worlds with book suggestions from bestselling writers. 





 
The Most Read Books of the 2020 Reading Challenge
Find out which books your fellow members are picking up to meet their reading goals.





 
Goodreads Employees Share Their Summer Reading Plans
Discover which titles our book-loving colleagues hope to read.



 

 
Goodreads' Top Reviewers Pick the 'It' Book of Summer
Check out these bold guesses about the breakout hits of the season.




What will you be reading this summer?

 

Let us know in the comments!

 

 



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message 1: by Greg (new)

Greg Yaz elimizden ayrıldı, derin denizden kaplumbağalar gibi.


message 2: by Pritom (last edited Aug 06, 2020 01:54AM) (new)

Pritom Mojumder These three books I'll try to finish this summer.

The Brain: The Story of You
by David Eagleman


I'm halfway of this book. And here is an interesting extract from the book.

"The cosmos turned out to be larger than we imagined from gazing at the sky. Similarly, the universe inside our heads extends far beyond the reach of our conscious experience."


Architects of Intelligence: The truth about AI from the people building it
by Martin Ford


I've already read a few pages of this book. It contains a set of interviews of researchers and developers who are currently contributing to the field of Artificial Intelligence.

After Babel: Aspects of Language and Translation by George Steiner

My interest in language has triggered me to keep this book on my reading list.


Seán Coireall M. ... and for those of us heading into winter?


message 4: by Pod (last edited May 04, 2020 01:43AM) (new)


message 5: by Avalon (new)

Avalon Is there going to be a summer reading challenge this year?


message 6: by Abhinav (new)

Abhinav Bakwas


message 7: by Raine (new)

Raine Villanueva Still stuck in quarantine, but it will be lifted after a few days and I'm finally going back buying books again... Right now I'm re-reading some of the books I'm interested in. I'm reading Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister by Liz Kessler


message 8: by Justyna (new)

Justyna If this global madness continues, I'll need to switch to books about how to handle depression...


message 9: by Antea (new)

Antea I´ll read Cassandra Clare, J.R.Ward some classics!


message 10: by Amanda (new)

Amanda It might be the escapism talking, but binge reading a a good series seems to be working so far.


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I’ll read!


message 12: by Gonçalo (new)

Gonçalo Pires The Flying Inn, by G.K. Chesterton, because of the "intense distrust of power and progressives, railing against prohibition, vegetarianism, theosophy, and other dreary and oppressive forces of modernity."


message 13: by Ayacchi (new)

Ayacchi Avalon wrote: "Is there going to be a summer reading challenge this year?"

I hope there will be, I'm so excited to do the challenge so it'd be sad if they won't do it this year


message 14: by Maria (new)

Maria I'll be trying to finish some Robin Hobb series. So far I've started The Liveship Traders. Next will be The Tawny Man, followed by Fitz And The Fool. So that's 9 books so far.
I may read some other books in-between, but I want to challenge myself to run through entire series without diversions or detours.


message 15: by Maya (new)

Maya Quarantine has meant I’m putting away the more ‘serious’ books on my tbr, and I’ll instead be picking up some lighter, quicker reads that’ll contain a healthy dose of escapism.

Right now, I’m planning on reading The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins, and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare!


message 16: by Franziska (new)

Franziska McClenton Road trip books.


message 17: by Pam from Maine (new)

Pam from Maine Maya wrote: "Quarantine has meant I’m putting away the more ‘serious’ books on my tbr, and I’ll instead be picking up some lighter, quicker reads that’ll contain a healthy dose of escapism.

Right now, I’m pla..."


Sounds like a fabulous idea. We need some light humor right now. Any suggestions would really be appreciated.


message 18: by Whippetbooks (new)

Whippetbooks I am going to read The Lost and Found Library, which I got in a giveaway, thanks good reads!


message 19: by Lillian (new)

Lillian Mizner I am planning on reading LOTS of books. 3 I'm planning on reading is The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West, Meet Me At Midnight by Jessica Pennington, and Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson.


message 20: by A.D. (new)

A.D. Hazarika Abhinav wrote: "Bakwas" Kyu bhai?


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

i would love to Gone series by Michael Grant and Home oF peculiar children by ransom Riggs.


message 22: by Shreya (new)

 Shreya  Gandharkar Really recommend 'Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine'.


message 23: by Brielle (new)

Brielle Will there be a challenge this year?


message 24: by Lil (new)

Lil G I'm gonna reread Harry Potter.


message 25: by Sergiu (new)

Sergiu Telbisz I think its time to tame two beasts this summer: War and Peace and Les Miserables.
Also I am currently starting Epictetus and Aristotle (Discourses for Epictetus; Politics and Ethics for Aristotle. I have already read Plato since this quarantine madness began and got hooked with classic works).
Indeed, a long, long summer but a great time for me to read some heavy lifters.


message 26: by Elena (new)

Elena I’m planing on reading the Harry Potter series


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

Greg wrote: "Yaz elimizden ayrıldı, derin denizden kaplumbağalar gibi."

Çok şiirsel, ama doğru mu?


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Abhinav wrote: "Bakwas"

Vaise main is soochee ka sabase bada prashansak nahin hoon, lekin yah vaastav mein bakavaas nahin hai.


message 29: by Greg (new)

Greg Konstantin wrote: "Greg wrote: "Yaz elimizden ayrıldı, derin denizden kaplumbağalar gibi."

Çok şiirsel, ama doğru mu?"


Yazı geri almak bizim elimizde.


message 30: by Edina (new)

Edina Going to check out your recommendations!!! And then, of course, some of my usual non-fiction type books.


message 31: by Isabella (new)

Isabella De Oliveira Campos This winter (in the Southern Hemisphere) I'll be reading many books, including Shards of Honor and Barrayar from the Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold (I am currently finishing reading Falling Free, also a Vorkosigan Saga book), A Door into Ocean by Joan Slonczewski and Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr., all on my Kindle.


message 32: by Selin (new)

Selin Apaydin What about the summer reading challenge? I love doing those!


message 33: by [deleted user] (new)

Greg wrote: "Yazı geri almak bizim elimizde."

Neden bahsettiğini bilmiyorum, ama izolasyon düzenini bozmayı düşünüyorsanız, bunun çok iyi bir fikir olmayacağını düşünüyorum. Amerika'daki son protestolar yeterince uyarıcı olmalı.


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Raine wrote: "Still stuck in quarantine, but it will be lifted after a few days and I'm finally going back buying books again... Right now I'm re-reading some of the books I'm interested in. I'm reading Philippa..."

Lucky, California quarantine isn't lifted till the 15, and even then it could potentially be longer and LA is still dangerous area


message 35: by [deleted user] (new)

I definitely will be reading. I got the collected works of Jane Austen to read as well as the home library room we have with more than enough books.
Currently I am reading The Energy Codes and hope to start reading War and Peace soon. Just for some light reading


message 36: by Greg (last edited May 04, 2020 03:03PM) (new)

Greg Konstantin wrote: "Greg wrote: "Yazı geri almak bizim elimizde."

Neden bahsettiğini bilmiyorum, ama izolasyon düzenini bozmayı düşünüyorsanız, bunun çok iyi bir fikir olmayacağını düşünüyorum. Amerika'daki son prote..."


Demek istediğim, eğer hepimiz içeride kalır ve kılavuzu takip edersek, yine de bizim için biraz yaz kalmış olabilir. Kaplumbağalar sadece kirli sulardan kaçarlar.


message 37: by Geenah (last edited May 04, 2020 06:41PM) (new)

Geenah This summer I want to read The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith and Anne of Avonlea by M.L. Montgomery. Summer full of sequels ahead of me.


message 38: by Gabriela (new)

Gabriela I want to start Mo Dao Zu Shi. Just finished The Untamed and I am obsessed. I can't wait to read it.


message 39: by Dee (new)

Dee Martin I've compiled some titles on my "Islands" shelf. See my comments on Moe the Dog in Tropical Paradise for ideas on how to use your imagination to feel like you're on a beach while reading at home! ;)


message 40: by Amber (new)

Amber Is May the start of Summer? Cuz right now I'm enjoying Kingdom of liars and ink and sigil which are both pretty good so far


message 41: by [deleted user] (new)

Amber wrote: "Is May the start of Summer? Cuz right now I'm enjoying Kingdom of liars and ink and sigil which are both pretty good so far"

Technically, summer starts June 23rd. But you can count it!


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Greg wrote: "Konstantin wrote: "Greg wrote: "Yazı geri almak bizim elimizde."

Neden bahsettiğini bilmiyorum, ama izolasyon düzenini bozmayı düşünüyorsanız, bunun çok iyi bir fikir olmayacağını düşünüyorum. Ame..."


Kabul. Şüphesiz bu yıl daha az kirlilik olacaktır - belki de düşündüğümüzden daha dramatik olabileceğinden, istatistikleri görmek için sabırsızlanıyorum. Tüm bunlar bittiğinde ve işler "normal" hale geldiğinde hayvanlar için önemli bir değişiklik olacağını merak ediyorum.


message 43: by Bianca (new)

Bianca This is a constant thing, but it would be nice for the world to not forget an entire Hemisphere exists XD will we be seeing "winter" reads and picks for the other half of the globe?


message 44: by Mairéad (new)

Mairéad Is the Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge happening this year?


message 45: by Daniyal (new)

Daniyal Bilgrami If anyone wants to read great tips to utilize your quarantine period then click here!
https://helloheights.blogspot.com/202...


message 47: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez Amanda wrote: "It might be the escapism talking, but binge reading a a good series seems to be working so far."

Sounds good to me! Which series do you have in mind?


message 48: by Katherine (last edited May 05, 2020 05:01AM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez Lots of ARCs but most looking forward to The Summer Island Swap The Summer Island Swap by Samantha Tonge by Samantha Tonge.

This Is How I Lied This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf by Heather Gudenkauf.

Then I'll go through my TBR list and see what I find.


message 49: by Holly (new)

Holly My summer reading involves whittling down the books already on my tbr.


message 50: by Audrey (new)

Audrey (Warped Shelves) I am so ready for the new Twilight book, not gonna lie! Will there be a summer reading challenge this year? Those are always so fun!


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