Welcome to the Spring 2020 Book Preview with Catherine of Gilmore Guide to Books!
Catherine and I share our most anticipated books coming out in April and May 2020.
Also, stay tuned for my Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020 blog post, which is coming out tomorrow. I’ll share some of the books I talked about in this podcast, but also some that I didn’t!
This post contains affiliate links (plus: here’s your Amazon Smile-specific affiliate link), through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!).
Supporting Local Bookstores
- Libro.fm (affiliate link for audiobooks)
- Order online from your local bookstore (Sarah: The Bookshelf, Thomasville, Catherine: Powell’s)
- Bookshop.org (25% of profits go to a pool of independent bookstores)
- How you can support local bookstores (and authors by extension) during Coronavirus.
- Catherine and my success rate for books we shared in our Winter 2020 Preview episode.
- Our Best and Worst picks from the Winter 2020 Preview episode.
- How we were both awkwardly tall when we were young.
- A smaller (ish?) publishing imprint Catherine and I both love.
- Sarah’s and Catherine’s #1 Spring book picks.
Spring 2020 Book Preview [13:58]
- Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould (April 14) | Buy from Amazon [14:55]
- The Knockout Queen by Rufi Thorpe (April 28) | Buy from Amazon [22:49]
- Godshot by Chelsea Bieker (March 31 – NEW publication date) | Buy from Amazon [20:08]
- Master Class by Christina Dalcher (April 21) | Buy from Amazon [27:27]
- If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (April 21) | Buy from Amazon [33:42]
- All Adults Here by Emma Straub (May 4) | Buy from Amazon [29:57]
- Stray by Stephanie Danler (May 5) | Buy from Amazon [36:27]
- Running by Natalia Sylvester (May 5) | Buy from Amazon [44:00]
- Eat a Peach by David Chang (May 19) | Buy from Amazon [48:12]
- Big Summer by Jennifer Wiener (May 5 – NEW publication date!) | Buy from Amazon [40:59]
- Red Dress in Black and White by Elliot Ackerman (May 26) | Buy from Amazon [46:25]
- The First Actress by C.W. Gortner (May 26) | Buy from Amazon [50:08]
Bonus Recommendation (Co-Signed by Both of Us):
Other Books Mentioned
- Writers and Lovers by Lily King (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [9:23]
- Euphoria by Lily King | Buy from Amazon [9:23]
- We Wish You Luck by Caroline Zancan (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [10:22]
- Long Bright River by Liz Moore (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [11:15]
- My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [11:15]
- The Lost Diary of M by Paul Wolfe | Buy from Amazon [12:31]
- The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:36]
- The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [13:36]
- Why Women Can’t Sleep by Ada Calhoun | Buy from Amazon [19:12]
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [22:12]
- Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:08]
- The Girls of Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe | Buy from Amazon [23:08]
- My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [26:13]
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | Buy from Amazon [26:26]
- Vox by Christina Dalcher | Buy from Amazon [27:56]
- The Vacationers by Emma Straub (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [31:36]
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [32:12]
- Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [32:12]
- The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [32:22]
- Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [36:35]
- Inheritance by Dani Shapiro | Buy from Amazon [36:56]
- Open Book by Jessica Simpson | Buy from Amazon [39:52]
- Wild Gameby Adrienne Brodeur (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [40:46]
- In Her Shoes by Jennifer Wiener | Buy from Amazon [41:11]
- Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Wiener | Buy from Amazon [41:23]
- Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [42:38]
- Hungry Heart by Jennifer Weiner (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [43:36]
- Chasing the Sun by Natalia Sylvester | Buy from Amazon [44:31]
- I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [45:19]
- The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [45:37]
- Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [46:36]
- Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner | Buy from Amazon [50:21]
- The Romanov Empress by C.W. Gortner | Buy from Amazon [50:21]
- An American Wifeby Curtis Sittenfeld | Buy from Amazon [52:02]
- You Think It, I’ll Say It: Storiesby Curtis Sittenfeld (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [52:45]
- How Bookshop.org works
- March 2020 Books to Read (and Skip)
- Riverhead Books
- 2020 Reading Tracker
- Bill Simmons / David Chang podcast
About Catherine Gilmore
Catherine started The Gilmore Guide to Books over 6 years ago after wrapping up a career as a corporate librarian. She loves books and reading (surprise!) and currently lives in Ann Arbor, MI.
There will not be a new episode next week (I’m going to “observe” my children’s Spring Break from my house).
The following week, there will be a full length episode featuring Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, authors of You Are Not Alone (airing April 15).
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