The 2021 Must Read Adult Fiction List Is Up!
Okay so I’m a little later this year with my most anticipated books of 2020 list but it’s here. I’ve been on the strugglebus lately with getting things done so it took me A LOT longer. I’m glad to finally share it with you though because I am so excited about this must read 2020 books!!
I love scouring all the upcoming books coming up and then simultaneously have a mental breakdown about I will ever get to all the ones that sounds good and agonize over narrowing down this list to the books I am MOST excited about for 2020.
So if you are also looking for book coming out in 2020 to add to your reading list, you’ve come to the absolute right place, my friend. (If you missed my 2019 list, check that out! Time never runs out on them, amirite?).
This list is massive and is all over the place genre-wise because it’s MY 2020 reading list of what I’m most excited about and my taste is very eclectic. HOWEVER, I hope you can find some books that are of interest to you!
If you are into YA fiction, check out my 2020 most anticipated YA book list!
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My Most Anticipated Books For 2020
(January – June)
January 2020 Book Releases
Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid — Out December 31
A black babysitter named Emira is confronted and accused of kidnapping when she is out at a high end grocery store with the white toddler she babysits. It becomes a scene and is even filmed by a bystander which is humiliating and unearths someone from the past. The well-intentioned mom of the toddler, Alix, tries to make it right but Emira is wary of accepting her help even though she desperately needs it.
I am already pitching to read this one with my book club in 2020 because it’s very discussable — race, privilege, family and way more. I really enjoyed this one — there was so much to think about and so much nuance within the characters…some of whom, at times, just get under your skin.
Followers by Megan Angelo — Out January 14
This story is about 3 woman who craved social media fame and acclaim — and did whatever to achieve it. In the present, Orla and Floss crave fame and success and do anything to achieve it in the world of influencers. Fast forward 35 years where there are now government appointed celebrities living in a village and being on camera 24/7 and one of those social media darlings wants to get out and be rid of all these horrible corporate sponsors especially after she finds out a shocking lie.
I am so so so into books that delve into the good and bad of social media and the internet in interesting and non-preachy ways. This is that interesting kind of book that will have you thinking a lot about social media, privacy and the kind of connection we crave with other humans among many other things. I can’t help but think of The Truman Show with this book — except more futuristic.
Editor’s note: I couldn’t put this down and thought it was SO interesting. There were a couple bumps along the way, and I’m still thinking about the ending, but overall I recommend for the reasons it intrigued me above.
A Beginning At The End by Mike Chen — Out January 14
Six years ago a global pandemic took out most of the world’s population and survivors have been trying to rebuild and figure out how to govern despite differing factions of people banding together with different ideas. The story follows 5 people whose lives have become intertwined, a found family of sorts, and who are trying desperately to move forward. And then rumor of another outbreak threatens everything they’ve built and makes them confront everything in the before.
I don’t think I will ever tire of post-apocalyptic books if I’m honest — especially books about society getting back on their feet and rebuilding afterwards. There are just so many different end of the world scenarios and I am endlessly fascinated by all the ways things would go in the after. Definitely for fans who like post apocalyptic tales like Station Eleven — more quiet and intimate and more about the consequences vs an action-packed blockbuster.
Little Gods by Meng Jin — Out January 14
This book, told non-linearly from the point of views of people who knew her, is the portrait of Su Lan — a woman physicist who gives birth alone on the on the night of the Tiananmen Square Massacre and whose mental state declines after. We meet her daughter who is bringing her ashes back to China, the father of her baby that left her and a friend who lived in the same building as her and helped with the baby.
I love books that are told in interesting ways that play with non-liner and multiple POVs like this one! Plus count me in for a good story that is essentially centered around a mother-daughter relationship.
American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins — Out January 21
A bookstore owner and her family, her son and journalist husband, have lived comfortably in Acapulco for years until their life changes forever when her life dangerously intersects with the new boss of the drug cartel –a seemingly charming man who buys a couple of her favorite books in the shop and who her husband happens to have written an expose on.
This one is already getting so much hype and praise and I gotta say it sounds incredible! It’s even being hailed as “a new American classic” and the “Grapes of Wrath for our times.” Interesting because I hated Grapes of Wrath way back in high school (whoops) but this one sounds excellent and timely.
Editor’s Note: I would feel remiss if I didn’t share some of what is going on with this novel after my choosing it for my list. I am opting to read Children of the Land instead or many of the other Latinx books out this year. That’s my choice. I personally don’t feel the need to read this book at this point in time after listening and researching. But I didn’t want to scrub this from my list as if I never put it here but felt I wanted to be transparent about my own feelings since the writing of this list.
When We Were Vikings by Andrew David Macdonald — Out January 28
Zelda is a twenty one year old with fetal alcohol syndrome who loves Vikings and lives with her older brother Gert. She has found out that he has resorted to some not-so-great things to keep them afloat and decides to embark on a quest of her own to be legendary which lands her in a battle that tests every part of her.
This is one of my most anticipated books for 2020 for sure and the comparisons to The Silver Linings Playbook and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time definitely made me even more excited!
Cartier’s Hope by M.J. Rose — Out January 28
Vera is a 30-something journalist in New York in 1910 working as an investigative reporter in a time when women are fighting to get assignments outside of lifestyle pieces. When word that the infamous Hope Diamond is in the city, she’s fast on the trail in hopes to find the scoop to help catapult her career but also in hopes to get back at her former employer who led to her father’s death.
I remember seeing the Hope Diamond as a kid at the Natural History Museum — my mom HAD to see it and I just didn’t get what the big deal was haha. JUST A BIG OL’ JEWEL. I’ve since changed my tune as an adult after learning all the history and just appreciating things like that more and am excited about this historical mystery. If you are looking for a book that is heavily ABOUT the Hope Diamond or Cartier, this isn’t that. It’s more just a piece that the story kind of centers itself around.
February 2020 Book Releases
The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Dare — Out February 4
14 year old Adunni lives in Nigeria and has always dreamed of getting an education which she knows is the key to having a voice in her future. When she finds out her father has sold her to be the 3rd wife of local man, she runs away to the city and, out of many options, accepts a life in servitude to a wealthy family. Even though she feels her voice diminishing, she refuses to let that happen — for her and many other girls– and finds a way to make her voice heard.
I always have a hard time reading about how woman are treated (especially in other cultures) but I am always so heartened about stories when they rise despite all those things. Always thankful for books that explore sexism, deeply patriarchal societies, inequality and the like!
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Ann Fowler — Out February 4
Valerie has lived and raised her biracial son, soon to be on his way to college, as a single parent in a tight-knit and peaceful neighborhood until the wealthy and ambitious Whitmans move in next door disrupting everything. The two families find themselves at odds — from a damaged historic tree and a budding romance between their teenage kids — and finding themselves not feeling very neighborly.
As I was compiling my list of most anticipated new books for 2020, there were some immediately I knew would be good book club picks that I wanted to read with my own book club and this was one of them. I think this one sounds very timely and would bring forth a ton to talk about!
Things In Jars by Jess Kidd — Out February 4
Bridie is a female sleuth in London and has been pulled into her most puzzling case yet when a child with supposed supernatural powers is kidnapped which takes her into the underbelly of London to find the girl and finds a black market of people who trade curiosities they find.
If you love atmospheric gothic mysteries (with a dash of magic) and Victorian London like I do, this one needs to be on your must read book list for 2020.
The Love Story of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey — Out February 4
At 79, Missy Carmichael spends most of her days alone — the love of her life is gone, she’s estranged from her daughter and her son lives halfway across the world — and relieving her past mistakes and secrets. One day she meets a spirited dog and two perfect strangers who start to make her realize it just might not be too late — for love, forgiveness and more!
Books about unlikely friendships always warm my heart! If you liked A Man Called Ove, check this one out!
The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave — Out February 11
“After a storm has killed off all the island’s men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft.”
One of my book related resolutions this year was to read more historical fiction that was set outside of the like 2 or 3 time periods I ALWAYS seem to be drawn to. This one is definitely going to fulfill part of that goal with its 1600’s setting. If you want a feminist tale about independent women, check this one out!
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel — Out February 15
A waitress named Vincent meets a rich and powerful man in the hotel where she works (and he owns) on the same night a mysterious message was etched (by Vincent’s brother) into the glass of the hotel intended for somebody who doesn’t even see it but shakes somebody who did. Vincent goes on to marry the rich and powerful man who many years and become a trophy life. Then many years later a Ponzi scheme decimates lives in Manhattan and Vincent has mysteriously disappeared from a ship.
Station Eleven is such a beloved book for me so I’m over the moon excited for a new one from this author. This one is a completely different genre but it sounds every bit as good and looks like it possibly has the same way she weaves together the lives of different people.
Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin — Out February 18
Claire is only 7 years old when her college aged sister goes missing the last night of their vacation on the island of Saint X. When her body is found two men, employees of the resort, are arrested and then later released because the evidence is slim becoming a national news story and unsolved mystery as the family returns home without answers. Many years later Claire is living and working in NYC and happens to have an encounter with one of the men who was initially a suspect. She becomes obsessed with trying to get to know him and finding out what actually happened to her sister.
If a good slow-burn literary mystery/thriller type book is your jam, check this one out. It examines the aftermath of a tragedy like this from all sides affected and things like privilege and race while unfolding the mystery.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James — Out February 18
The secrets of The Sun Down Motel were too much for Viv, the night clerk of the motel, to resist digging into. Likewise, 35 years later they are drawing in Carly, Viv’s niece, who gets a job at that motel to look for answers about her aunt Viv who disappeared without a trace during her shift.
Suspense fans, you have this one on your 2020 must read books list, right?? A dual narrative of a niece and aunt 35 years apart and lots of secrets at this small-town roadside motel.
Amnesty by Aravind Adiga — Out February 18
Danny, an illegal Sri Lankan immigrant in Australia after being denied refugee status, has worked hard and has made a life for himself in the few years since coming to the country. When someone he knows is murdered and he’s pretty sure he knows who did it, he is stuck between doing what is right or risking possibly getting deported by coming forward. He spends the day trying to weigh out what to do in light of his past and future and what is morally right.
If you are looking for a literary fiction book with timely social issues and moral questions, add this book to your 2020 books to read list!
Oona Out Of Order by Margarita Montimore — Out February 25
It’s midnight on NYE and Oona is about to turn 19. She’s got big decisions to make this year that will be pivotal to her future. But as the countdown to the new year happens, Oona faints and wakes up 32 years in the future in the body of her 50-something self. Every year after she finds she jumps around to a new age — living her life out of order.
I am all about the time travel-y type novels — whether they are super science fiction-y or more literary fiction like this one.
Editor’s note: this is one of the best books I’ve read in a while! I really, really loved this book and it was everything I could have hoped for and more!! Check out my review of Oona Out of Order!
Red Letter Days by Sarah-Jane Stratford — Out February 25
In McCarthy era Hollywood, a young female tv writer with a promising career gets caught up in the hysteria when she’s accused of being a communist sympathizer and put on a blacklist. She flees to London to find work and meets a powerful American producer living in exile and hiring those blacklisted writers despite what it could do to her career. While she tries to continue her career, fight injustice and adjust to life in exile, she still finds herself in GREAT danger.
I have been trying to find new things outside of WW2 settings (I’m a sucker for those) and this one sounds like an interesting premise!
Follow Me by Kathleen Barber — Out February 25
Audrey, a woman with a great new job and hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers, has just moved to DC and is busy with life in a new city — a new city that, unbeknownst to her, has brought her very close to someone who has been obsessively following her for years on social media. Now that she’s nearby he’s no longer content to watch her life from a far and is on a quest to win her heart — no matter how he has to do that.
Mystery/thriller lovers, check this one out! As a person who creates content on the internet and has a social media following, this premise gives me the heebie jeebies!
March 2020 Book Releases
These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card — Out March 3
Spanning generations and point of views, it tells the story of how the actions of one man, who faked his own death and took on his best friend’s identity, affected the lives of his family all those years that came after and the upheaval it brings when, nearing the end of his life, he finds his daughter to reveal his secret.
If you like multi-generational family drama stories, check this one out! Especially if you are looking for some diversity in your family dramas as this centers around a Jamaican family and spans colonial Jamaica to Harlem.
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle — Out March 3
Dannie has the perfectly crafted answer for where she sees herself in five years when asked at the most important interview of her life. Her five year plan gets even more secure, when after nailing that interview, her boyfriend proposes. That night, feeling like everything is on track, she falls asleep but wakes up in a different place with a different man…..five years in the future. She only lives this life for an hour before she wakes up back where life was before unable to tell if it was a really vivid dream or it was some kind of vision of the future. She continues on with her life until, 4 and a half years later, she meets the man from this vision.
I feel like I always thought Rebecca’s young adult books were okay but I’m REALLY digging the interesting premises her adult books (this one and The Dinner List) have and make me think a bit. If you like a thought-provoking love story, add this to your 2020 reading list!
Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen — Out March 3
A young psychic struggling to pay rent and young woman who is working in a casino after fleeing her NYC life after a tragedy become unlikely allies in a struggling Atlantic City during the summer when business is sparse and girls are going missing. The young psychic is experiencing disturbing visions she thinks that could be related to the disappearances. She befriends the other woman, sharing her visions with her, and the two try to solve the mystery together while trying not to attract trouble.
If you love psychological thrillers with a smidge of supernatural, this is going to be one for your list to read in 2020. I think this one is going to be a gem in a sea of lots of thrillers this year!
Once Upon A Sunset by Tif Marcelo — Out March 3
Margo and Diana, mother and daughter, are in for the trip of a lifetime when, after some life events throw them some curveballs, they unearth some letters that question everything they knew about their family and sends them on an adventure to the Philippines to find answers to this family secret and, unknowingly, change their lives.
This one sounds so good — I’m always a fan of family secrets and journeys to find answers so this one was an insta-add to my list. Perfect for contemporary readers who love family stories and some romance.
My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell — Out March 10
Told in the past and the present, Vanessa was 15 when she found herself in a relationship with her 42 year old teacher — a man who she deemed her first love. 17 years later another former student has accused this teacher of sexual assault and reaches out to her which puts her in a situation where she has to come to terms with that relationship and whether or not she engaged in it willingly and what that means for her and her memory of that relationship (and that man she thought was her first love).
If there is an award for Book Mostly Likely To Make You Feel Uncomfortable in 2020 I’d hedge my bets on this one. Also would be an evocative book club read to touch on things like power imbalances in our society and what they can lead to, consent, sexuality, grooming, and victim shaming. One of those really hard reads content-wise but would be good discussion.
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel — Out March 17
Up until age 18 Rose Gold thought she was REALLY sick — allergic to everything, using a wheelchair, having doctors appointments where nobody knew what was wrong with her. Her community rallied around her often….until the day when it’s found out her mother is lying about it all. Fast forward 5 years and a prison stint (that Rose Gold had a part in making happen), Rose Gold’s mom is out of jail and needs a place to stay…and Rose Gold says yes to everyone’s shock. Rose Gold knows her mom will want to settle this score…but she’s also got plans of her own.
I have a feeling this is going to be a most talked about thriller for 2020 — with a mother-daughter cat-and-mouse type situation.
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane — Out March 24
Getting left by your husband of over a decade is bad enough — but worse would be working at the same law firm as the ex-husband and word spreading through the office that his girlfriend is pregnant. That’s the predicament that Laurie finds herself in and she refuses to be humiliated. A chance encounter in an elevator with the new office hottie leads to a showy fauxmance that has the office rumor mill ALIVE. It’s all going to plan….until their fauxmance takes a different course not in the plan.
Where are all my romcom lovers at?? If you enjoy Sophie Kinsella or Sally Thorne (a personal fave for me), this one should be on your radar! Especially if you love a good faux romance turned real book — which a personal favorite trope of mine when it comes to romcoms.
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The Honey Don’t List by Christina Lauren — Out March 24
Carey has worked for (and helped them more than anybody would know) a home design and decor couple (think Chip and Joanna) for almost a decade and they are on their way towards being REALLY famous with a new show and book coming out. But one big problem — this darling superstar couple actually can’t stand each other. James has been hired as a structural engineer for the couple but the job hasn’t turned out AT ALL what it should be. Both Carey and James have to work together, while on the road with the couple, to keep the couple from falling apart and to keep their jobs secure. As they play along with their bosses romance, their own starts to emerge.
In 2019 I binged a ton of Christina Lauren books and they brought so much happiness to me so I’m hoping a new one from them is going to bring even more happiness to me! If you love romance, this romance writing duo is where it’s at. This one sounds fun! (While you wait, definitely check out The Unhoneymooners and Josh & Hazel’s Guide To Not Dating)
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore — Out March 31
“It’s February 1976, and Odessa, Texas, stands on the cusp of the next great oil boom. While the town’s men embrace the coming prosperity, its women intimately know and fear the violence that always seems to follow. In the early hours of the morning after Valentine’s Day, fourteen-year-old Gloria Ramírez appears on the front porch of Mary Rose Whitehead’s ranch house, broken and barely alive. The teenager had been viciously attacked in a nearby oil field—an act of brutality that is tried in the churches and barrooms of Odessa before it can reach a court of law. When justice is evasive, one of the town’s women decides to take matters into her own hands, setting the stage for a showdown with potentially devastating consequences.”
If you are looking for some heavy hitting historical fiction that isn’t about war, check this one out. This one sounds extremely intense and profound as it explores the strength of women.
Sisters Grimm by Menna vaan Pragg — Out March 31
Four half-sisters meet in a place called Everywhere, a place they access in their dreams and a place where they have magic, until when they are 13 and are cut off from the Everywhere. They no longer remember each other or their magic and return to normal life — until they approach their 18th birthday and feel drawn to each other.
Love dark fairytales and all things Grimm? ME TOO. A good one for fans of literary fantasy and the works of Erin Morgenstein.
April 2020 Book Releases
Sin Eater by Megan Campisi — Out April 7
14 year old May receives a life sentence, for stealing bread, to a life of being a Sin Eater — someone who has to hear the final confessions of the dying, eat ritual foods symbolizing their sins as a funeral rite, and thereby shoulder their transgressions to grant their souls access to heaven. When a deer heart appears on the coffin of royal governess who did NOT confess to the horrible sin correlated to that, May’s older apprentice friend and fellow Sin Eater refuses to eat it and is killed. May sets out to find justice for her friend and figure out who put it there.
Do you like dark historical books with a dash of magic? Check this one out! 16th century England + deadly royal plot + mystery!
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle — Out April 7
Naomi has the perfect fiance that she will be marrying in 3 months — the only problem is she wants out because she’s kinda sick of him. She can’t do anything about it because if either of them breaks off the engagement they will have to foot the non-refundable bill for the wedding. She catches wind that he’s been feeling the same and they go full on with shenanigans to get the other to break it off first. But is that what they REALLY want?
One of my favorite tropes is enemies to lovers so my interest was totally piqued when I was this was a lovers to enemies to lovers romcom — and full of shenanigans to boot! Looks ridiculously fun right???
The Ancestor by Danielle Trussoni— Out April 7
Bert receives a letter in the mail claiming she’s inherited noble title, money, and a castle in Italy. She feels like it might be too good to be true but decides to investigate this mystery aristocratic family and take a relaxing and luxurious trip to Italy. Things seem like a dream come true when she arrives as she sees all of the lavish things she has inherited but soon she learns about the very dark and complicated side of her ancestry and this inheritance of hers.
I LOVE dark gothic thrillers and this one sounds *chef kiss*! Just perfectly chilling and atmospheric!
You and Me and Us by Alison Hammer — Out April 7
Alexis a hardworking working mom who has struggled finding a balance between that work and her home life leaving a lot of the heavy lifting and parenting of their teen daughter, CeCe, to her amazing husband Tommy. Everything changes in an instant when Tommy is diagnosed with terminal cancer and Alexis puts everything on hold to take care of him doing the one thing he wants — to spend one last summer together on their beach, the one they’ve been going to since they were 12 year old kids. Alexis and CeCe, whose relationship isn’t as close anymore, are faced with the prospect of losing the person who holds them together and who always helps fix problems between the two of them.
Oh this looks like an emotional family novel that will make me cry (I mean, it doesn’t take much but this one sounds especially tear-inducing)! Love family stories especially ones about mothers and daughters but I KNOW this one is going to be a hard one for me given my own experience losing a parent to a terminal cancer diagnosis but y’all know I’m a weirdo and enjoy reading books like that.
The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez — Out April 14
A romcom about a woman, a found dog and the musician who owns the dog and wants him back. (I don’t want to give the full summary so it doesn’t spoil The Friend Zone for people who want to read that one).
This one I’ve been clamoring for ever since I read The Friend Zone by this author which was one of the best books of 2019 for me. This is the story of the main character’s bff in that book which sets you up for this one. READ THE FRIEND ZONE FIRST. I mean, this DOES stand alone and you can read this one without having read that but I still think The Friend Zone first is the way to go. One my most anticipated out of all the books coming out in 2020!
Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier — Out April 21
“A mother driven to the edge by the disappearance of her son learns her husband is having an affair with the woman who might have kidnapped him.“
This thriller sounds FANTASTIC. I hope it lives up to how exciting the premise is to me!!
The Sweeney Sisters by Lian Dolan — Out April 28
The three Sweeney sisters were always very close until their mother died which sent them drifting apart. When their father, the glue to the family and a larger than life man, dies unexpectedly the sisters return to their childhood home and throw him a worthy Irish wake — a wake that gets crashed by a woman, once their childhood neighbor, who claims to share DNA with them as her mother and their father had a relationship. The sisters then must grapple with the legacy of the man they thought they knew and figure out how a new sister fits in the mix.
If you like books about sisterhood and the quirks and messiness of family, check this one out! I, for one, can never say no to a surprise sibling in fiction!
May 2020 Book Releases
Exile Music by Jennifer Steil — Out May 5
Orly, a young Jewish girl, and her family must flee the idyllic and privileged life they’ve lived in Vienna for safe harbor in the mountains of Bolivia when Germans arrive and start life in a new home — one that, after the war ends, will make Orly question where home truly is.
I told myself I was going to resist WWII books because I need to expand what I read in the historical genre but I love the premise of this with a family in exile and figuring out what truly makes somewhere home.
Little Family by Ishmael Beah — Out May 5
In a conflict-scorned country, five young people who have lost everything have made a home in an abandoned airplane. The two eldest do their part to take care of the younger ones and keep their little family afloat and fed — even if it means taking a job in service to a shadowy man. Things seem solid until one of them falls under the spell of the beautiful people — the sons and daughters of the rich and powerful — and desires to follow her destiny in a more normal existence.
I love books about found family or anything that resembles Boxcar Children vibes (lol is that weird?) and this sounds fantastic.
All Adults Here by Emma Straub — Out May 5
When Astrid Strick witnesses a school bus accident in the center of town, it jostles loose a repressed memory from her young parenting days decades earlier. Suddenly, Astrid realizes she was not quite the parent she thought she’d been to her three, now-grown children who are all struggling in their own ways. But to what consequence?…. But who gets to decide, so many years later, which long-ago lapses were the ones that mattered? Who decides which apologies really count? It might be that only Astrid’s thirteen-year-old granddaughter and her new friend really understand the courage it takes to tell the truth to the people you love the most.“
I struggled with what this one is actually about from summary but I liked the things it seems like it is about as someone who is parenting a toddler and fears half the time that I’m going to screw her up in all my imperfectness. Seems like an interesting read exploring all the various offshoots of these fears for me.
The Trouble With Hating You by Sajni Patel — Out May 12
When Liya realizes the dinner party her parents threw was just a setup to get her to meet the man they want her to marry she’s OUTTA THERE. Imagine her surprise when, a week later, the guy she left hanging shows up at her office as the lawyer to save her struggling company and is not so thrilled to see her after being embarrassed. Witty office banter leads to light night chats…but will Liya give love a chance this time?
Office romcoms are my jam and loving the second chance thing going on. I feel like I’m getting The Hating Game vibes (HOPEFULLY, I am forever on a quest to find a book I love more than that in the romcom genre) so hopefully it’s got good banter and a chemistry-filled romance!
Happy And You Know It by Laura Hankin — Out May 19
A young musician finds herself pulled into the world of wealthy NYC mommies (with dangerous secrets) when she takes a job singing to their babies in the park.
If you are into smart page-turning books about motherhood, community and societal pressures on women (plus juicy secrets + wealthy society in NYC), this book is for you!
P.S. For more reading inspiration check out this list of 2020 book to movie adaptations !
P.P.S. Do you love audiobooks? Check out my review of LibroFm — the BEST Audible alternative. I have not looked back yet!!
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