Hello Bookworms !! I just was studying and boom and I came up with this blog post idea and then I started going through my Goodreads to find just the right books to recommend you guys . I mean I enjoyed them immensely so why not share the love. 🙂 Though I usually only read thrillers , young adult with the a dash of romance . So I will be mostly recommending books in these genre but without much further ado let’s get rolling . Plus this took me loads of time to curate and happy readinggg.
20 BOOKS YOU SHOULD’VE READ IN 2020
Tweet Cute- Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. When Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time. All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built. Utterly delicious.
Yes No Maybe So is a very 2020 coming-of-age story, littered with topical references both to national politics and online culture. (Memes get a lot of play here.) Social media incites many points of conflict, and Albertalli and Saeed demonstrate an understanding of the role it plays in the formation and destruction of young people’s relationships. It’s not just GIF-sharing and text back-and-forths that Albertalli and Saeed nail, though. The authors also tap into the insecurities and anxieties of adolescence, the highs and lows of first love, and how the 2016 presidential election has shaped Generation Z’s social consciousness and aptitude for activism.
The Upside of Falling – High school seniors do the fake dating thing. Brett Wells has always been focused on football. Brainy Becca Hart’s faith in love was destroyed by her parents’ divorce. The two have little in common other than being pestered by their friends and families about the lack of a special someone in their lives. They embark upon a “fake relationship,” but, predictably, it gives way to a real one. Debut author Light sprinkles in just enough charm and good-natured romance as the narrative bounces between Brett’s and Becca’s perspectives to keep readers engaged but not overwhelmed by twee sentiment.
It sounded better in my head – Nina Kenwood’s debut is an absolute gem! Charming and authentic, an entertaining story about first love, figuring out what you want to do with your life, and who you really are. Natalie is an introverted, awkward, smart, and sassy 18-year-old who has just graduated from high school and is about to find out where her future is headed. It Sounded Better in My Head is a compulsively readable love letter to teenage romance in all of its awkward glory, perfect for fans To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Emergency Contact.
A Long Petal of the Sea – A sweeping saga that spans 7 decades beginning in 1936 in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, just as Franco was coming into power. The story centers around Victor Dalmau, a young man who, with his family, has to flee from Spain to France along with many thousands of others to escape the brutality of Franco’s reign. The conditions are horrific both on the road and in France and many die along the way. Eventually, Victor escapes to Chile on the Winnipeg, a ship sent out to rescue some of the refugees. The story then follows Victor as he makes a new life in Chile where he finds hardship and love. A Long Petal of the Sea is part family saga, part history lesson. It adds a deep level of humanity to its representation of historical events.
Party of Two – In Guillory’s fifth delightful novel since 2017’s The Wedding Date, we meet Olivia Monroe, a lawyer who’s just moved to L.A. One night she falls for a guy at a bar—but discovers he’s a high profile junior senator. As their relationship progresses, Olivia must deal with the intense public scrutiny that comes with it.
The Happy Ever After Playlist – Sloan Monroe feels like her life has been on pause in the two years since she lost her fiancé. Finding a sweet dog named Tucker gives her the chance to finally hit play again, but there’s just one problem: Tucker’s musician owner, Jason, is coming back from a tour in Australia, and he wants him back. Sloan doesn’t want to return Tucker, which leads to a text and phone call-based relationship between her and Jason. She finds herself falling for a man she only knows virtually, and the idea of meeting him in person goes from annoying to appealing. In Abby Jimenez’s , Sloan has to figure out if she’s willing to open her heart again, especially to someone with a music career that could take him anywhere.
Beach Read – January and Augustus are total opposites. He’s an acclaimed literary fiction writer, she’s a bestselling romance novelist. Two things they have in common? They have writer’s block and they’re beach house neighbors for the summer. In an effort to get out of their respective ruts, they challenge each other to write something out of their comfort zones—and may or may not fall for one another in the process.
You Had me at Hola – Following a dramatic breakup, soap opera star Jasmine returns home to New York City to film a bilingual romantic comedy. She’s playing opposite an alluring (but struggling) telenovela star Ashton. With both of their careers on the line, they take their rehearsals off-set to develop some on-screen chemistry—but the passion quickly becomes very real.
The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park was a hilarious YA contemporary featuring zombies and escape rooms, an adorable main character pairing, and one very epic zombie survivalist competition for $50,000. It had charming humor that worked perfectly with this quirky fast-paced read. Nate and Kate were an adorable couple and I loved this debut by Suzanne Park. I look forward to more of her work and I leave you with one more parting quote.
The Honey Don’t List – Carey Duncan and James McCann both work for Melissa and Rusty Tripp, famous home design experts. The Tripps are about to release a new show and book, which would change their careers forever. But the Tripps aren’t as in love as they seem to be, and their animosity toward one another could ruin the career they’ve built together. Casey and James agree to go with the Tripps on their book tour to help keep their marriage afloat, as Casey can’t afford to lose her health insurance and James will get his dream job if he can make it through this trip. The unlikely pair have to work together to help their bosses, and soon all the time they’re spending together starts to feel like something more. Christina Lauren’s “The Honey-Don’t List” tells the story of two people who don’t realize what they’re building together.
You’d Be Mine- Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things. Swayed by Clay’s undeniable charm and good looks, Annie and her band agree to join the tour. From the start fans want them to be more than just tour mates, and Annie and Clay can’t help but wonder if the fans are right. But if there’s one part of fame Annie wants nothing to do with, it’s a high-profile relationship. She had a front row seat to her parents’ volatile marriage and isn’t interested in repeating history. If only she could convince her heart that Clay, with his painful past and head over heels inducing tenor, isn’t worth the risk.
Little Secrets – Four hundred and eighty seconds. That’s how long it took for someone to steal Marin Machado’s four-year-old son. The narrative is split between the two main female characters, Marin and MK .Both are well-developed and have distinct voices. All of the characters add a different perspective to the story, yet some are still likable. Filled with secrets, deception and a ton of twists and turns, this book kept me riveted! It is fast-paced and filled with tension. I went into this book blind
A good girl’ s guide to murder- Premise is Pippa starts unravelling a cold case for a school project. Because, ya know, that’s what you do for homework. She’s an absolute A+ student, always perfect, so intensely intelligent, just sweet and brilliant really. But the further she gets into digging up this mystery (which, in their small town, is rather personal too and connected to many people she knows) the more she also sacrifices her “good girl” label. Every page is happening , there is so much happening .
Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel – The story begins with Selena Murphy realizing that her husband Graham is cheating yet again, this time with the nanny Geneva. She’s had enough and one evening on the 7.45 train she unburdens to a stranger who reciprocates. This stranger is Martha and then things go voila . A few days later, Geneva disappears and Selena life gradually implodes. Like things begin to happen and Selena’s life takes a down turn . Super exciting thriller .
Would like to meet – Long-suffering assistant Evie Summers will lose her job unless she can convince her film agency’s biggest and most difficult client, Ezra Chester, to finish the script for a Hollywood romcom. The catch? He hasn’t started writing it. Suffering from ‘writer’s block,’ he will only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. Forget internet dating, Evie can only meet a man the way that Sally met Harry, or Hugh Grant meets anyone. Cue her entering into one ridiculous romcom scenario after another. But can life ever be like the movies. Real fun read.
Fangirl – There are plenty fandom-themed YA novels out there, but one of the first and most definitive was this 2013 gem. The titular fangirl is Cath, a college freshman who’s having a rough first semester and takes refuge in writing fanfiction for a Harry Potter–esque book series called Simon Snow. Cath’s struggles with social anxiety disorder and her mentally ill father are drawn with insight, as are her sense of isolation and low self-esteem when it comes to dating—and if you get hooked, Rainbow Rowell followed the book with an actual fantasy novel set in the Simon Snow universe.
Sadie – If you can’t get enough of true crime podcasts, this book is for you. Sadie is structured around a podcast host’s investigation to find out what happened to Mattie Hunter—and why her sister, Sadie, disappeared. You’ll be able to hear the narration.
The Sun is also a Star – 24 hours. That’s all it takes for Daniel and Natasha to fall in love. The universe conspires to throw them together, but the odds are stacked against them: Natasha’s family is set to be deported back to Jamaica the following day. Nicola Yoon’s novel is set in a New York City sparkling with possibility, spontaneity, and hope—but is all that enough to change their fates.
Eleanor and Park is a time machine for the price of a book. Set in 1986, Eleanor and Park will transport you back to those first-love jitters. And there’s a lot more where Eleanor and Park came from–Rowell is a YA powerhouse, with an entire catalog of fan favorites.