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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Conversations' Top Summer Reads for Young Readers In 2020


Conversations' Top Summer Reads for Young Readers in 2020

(listed in no particular order) 

  1. What I Like About Me by Jenna Guillaume (Peachtree Publishing)
  2. CJ's Big Project by C.J. Watson (Quiet Storm Foundation)
  3. Yoga Animals by Paige Towler (National Geographic Kids)
  4. What I Want You to See by Catherine Linka (Freeform Books)
  5. Breaking Through by Sue Macy (National Geographic)
  6. 39 Lessons for Boys by Kenn Bivins (Invisible Ennk Press)
  7. The Loop by Ben Oliver (Chicken House/Scholastic)
  8. Poisoned Water by Candy J. Cooper/Marc Aronson (Bloomsbury)
  9. Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little, Brown and Company)
  10. The Story of Harriet Tubman by Christine Platt (Rockridge Press)
  11. Desiree Davenport: Welcome to Treeless Park by Chental Song Bembry (Sweet Song Publishing)
  12. Stamped by Jason Reynolds/Ibram X. Kendi (Little, Brown and Company)
  13. Beautiful Little Star by Sylva Nnaekpe (Silsnorra Publishing)
  14. Sal & Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez (Disney/ Hyperion)
  15. Wink by Rob Harrell (Dial Books/Penguin Random House)
  16. The Light In Hidden Places by Sharon Cameron (Scholastic Press)

Conversations' Top 20 Summer Reads for Adults in 2020


Conversations is excited to share its picks for Top 20 Summer Reads for Adults in 2020, 10 Fiction and 10 Non-Fiction titles.

"I've read over 300 books since last year's summer reading list," says Cyrus Webb, President of Conversations Book Club and Conversations Media Group. "This is my opportunity to let the world know about some great titles they can hopefully enjoy during the summer months."

Introducing Conversations' 20 Summer Reads for Adult in 2020 (listed in no particular order)

Fiction Reads


  1. Snapshots by Eliot Parker (Morgan James Publishing)
  2. Life in the Hollywood Lane by Ann Crawford (Lightscapes Publishing)
  3. Walk the Wire by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing)
  4. Grace by Dan Burns (Chicago Arts Press)
  5. The Accidental Road by Jodi Lea Stewart (Fire Star Press)
  6. My Daddy's Baby by Charmaine Marie (Real L.O.V.E. Publications) 
  7. A Love Story to Remember by Linda Diane Wattley (Pen It! Publications)
  8. Defining Moments by Ben Burgess, Jr. (Urban Renaissance)
  9. Bred Bags & Bullies by Steven Manchester (Luna Bella Press) 
  10. Devil's Sympathy by A. Shane Etter (ThomasMax Publishing)


Non-Fiction Reads



  1. Ready to Rise by Jo Saxton (Waterbrook/ Random House)
  2. My Journey by Jennifer Joyner Johnson (Covenant Books)
  3. Seminole by TIna Siemens (Tina Siemens)
  4. Good Morning, Good Life by Amy Schmittauer Landino (GATLUW House)
  5. This Is Not the End by Nina Sossamon-Pogue (Morgan James Publishing)
  6. The Courage to Step Out of the Familiar by Dennis L. Perkins (Xulon Press)
  7. My Life, My Way by John Schneider (Maven Entertainment)
  8. Strung Out by Erin Khar (Park Row Books)
  9. Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson (Amistad/Harper Collins)
  10. Living in Color by Tommy Davidson (Kensington Books)