What are the best books to read in July 2020? We’ve previously shared our top picks of 2019 (many of which are now out in paperback) and our most-anticipated new releases for 2020. We’ve also shared a list of the fantastic new book releases in July 2020. If you’re in search of still more ideas, here’s our take on the perfect books to read that capture the mood of the month of July. Not just July 2020 – any July.
What are the best books to get you into the right head space to celebrate the Fourth of July? Especially in a year when America is more polarized than ever, with fierce debates raging over healthcare, the economy and racial and social justice? Here at Dandelion Chandelier, our editorial team had a lively debate. And agreed that perhaps what all Americans need this July 4th is a breezy, escapist novel. Maybe even a love story. Maybe even a love story starring a woman of color! All the challenges will still be with us on July 5th – for now, let’s unify around the eternal appeal of a great beach read. If you’re in on that, our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has curated a list of summer books to address the pressing issue of what to read this Independence Day 2020.
New month, new books! Book Light is our Dandelion Chandelier curated list of the most-anticipated new book releases every month, and next up is July 2020. If you ask us, the perfect July read is So what are the best new books to read coming out in July 2020? Our intrepid team has been exploring and here’s what we found.
What to read for Father’s Day? At this time of year, our thoughts naturally turn to some of the most poignant and affecting books we’ve read through the years about fathers and daughters. What about fathers and sons, you say? That’s a different matter, and a topic for another post. For now, we’ve scanned our bookshelves and our memories and come up with a list of the best novels that illuminate the impact and legacy of relationships between fathers and daughters.
Many people right now are looking for ways to build their understanding of the black experience in America. Reading a book or two might not be the best way to do so – but it’s a fine place to start. Here’s our curated list of books about the history and current affairs of race and racism in America, and the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, and doing the hard work of becoming anti-racist.