Because you deserve take some time for yourself during day camp hours, we’ve created this list of our top summer 2020 reads. Well, we created it with the help from our friends at The Country Bookshop and The Southern Pines Public Library. From who-done-it murder mysteries to sappy romances, there’s plenty of distraction-packed inside these pages.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
This one involves a glitzy wedding, a picture-perfect bride and groom, uncovered jealousies and resentful guests. Oh, and a dead body. Dun dun dun.
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
A pair of identical twins that grew up in a southern black community run away at age 16. One twin returns to her roots. The other finds a whole new identity.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
Two polar-opposite authors engage in a summer-long challenge to make them see things differently. Methods include a field trip to a backwoods death cult.
A Boy, His Dog, and the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
In a post-apocalyptic world, a boy named Griz unleashes a very particular set of skills on the thief responsible for taking his dog.
The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward
A 70-year-old mother attempts to reunite her estranged children who have nothing in common on a fancy European cruise. The good vibes weren’t present, apparently.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
A type-A lawyer has a random vision of the future, which she promptly ignores – until years later, when she meets the love interest she first saw in 2025.