17. Buzzy Summer Books and backlist titles to read while you wait on your library holds

Today Chelsey and Sara are  toppling your TBRs with backlist books to enjoy this summer. We know hardback books are pricey and library waitlists for the hottest new releases are long, so we’re going to be pairing some of 2020’s most exciting books of summer with older books that are easier to get your hands on.

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Books mentioned:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld 

American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

Abigail Adams: A Life by Woody Holton

Beach Read by Emily Henry 

The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary

Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

A Burning by Megha Majumdar 

There There by Tommy Orange

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner 

The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

All Adults Here by Emma Straub 

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory 

Dreamers series by Adrianna Herrera (American Fairytale #2)

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Friends and Strangers by J Courtney Sullivan 

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan 

A Room with a View by EM Forrester

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

Beloved by Toni Morrison  

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson 

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Other mentions:

Kazuo Ishiguro’s new book

The Stacks Podcast

Attica and Tembi Locke

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