Recommended Reads – Summer 2020

We realise these last few months have been an extremely challenging time.  Many of us are turning to books for comfort and escape, as they offer infinite gateways into other lives, and other worlds. If your summer plans this year only involve hanging out in your back gardens or on your sofas with the windows open – there’s nothing better than a stack of summer reads to keep your spirits up and transform your days into something more exotic. The Collected Works team has selected some great books to share with you, and we hope you feel inspired by our choices! Please continue to stay safe. Happy Reading!


Girl, Woman, Other – Bernadine Evaristo

Out of Love – Hazel Hayes

Queenie – Candice Carty- Williams

My Name is Why – Lemn Sissay

Expectation – Anna Hope

The Truants – Kate Weinberg

The Dutch House – Ann Patchett


We’ve chosen some fab new reads that are still in hardback – but so good we couldn’t wait to share them with you.

My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

The Death of Comrade President – Alain Mabanckou

The Bass Rock – Evie Wyld

Such A Fun Age – Kiley reid

Amnesty – Aravind Adiga

A Thousand Moons -Sebastian Barry


And lastly…here are some of the books (soon to be published) we are eagerly anticipating, and getting very excited about!

D (A Tale of Two Worlds) – Michel Faber

Sisters – Daisy Johnson

The Sound Mirror – Heidi James

Utopia Avenue – David Mitchell

Summer  – Ali Smith

Should We Fall Behind – Sharon Duggal

August – Callan Wink

Betty – Tiffany McDanie

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