It’s the summer of Quarantwentytwenty. Plenty of us have been sheltering in place since the spring, and now summer is arriving full of hot weather and the threat of hurricanes (at least for me). The last list posted was in simpler time for us, before everyone was social distancing, workers furloughed, and overall effects of a global pandemic.
I thought about following the naming convention of the past lists, with Fast and Furious-inspired titles. However, I think #RL9 will be saved for the Fall list. This is the #ReadQuarantwentytwenty list.
Some of the book releases in that list ended up being postponed by publishers, therefore this list is a mix of both books I already talked about and new ones that deserve the spotlight. Other books that were supposed to be published during the summer have been moved to the fall, such as CEMETERY BOYS (don’t @ me telling me I forgot about it).
In total, there are almost 90 books (86 to be exact) on this list, which consists of books written and/or illustrated by Latinx that are being released between June 1st and August 31st, 2020. As always, it will be divided by age category (Picture Books, MG, YA, Adult) as well as genre (fiction, non-fiction, poetry). There are also subgenres such as SFF, Contemporary, etc. Each book has a link to its Goodreads page, the names of the author, illustrator, editor, or contributors, the release date, and a short description of the book in my own words. The only sections without handmade descriptions are the poetry and non-fiction ones, as they’re hard to describe, so I used descriptions from the jacket copy. Each part is sorted by release date.
Disclaimer: This compilation is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive; it only contains titles I’ve been able to find through extensive research. If you know of a book I didn’t list, or have a correction to make, don’t hesitate to let me know! I also add books at my own discretion, as I have no intention of boosting sexual harassers, racists, homophobes or transphobes, but if you noticed I slipped and added a book by someone who’s been accused of harassment of any kind, let me know so I can take them out of the list. This list is in no way an endorsement of the contents of each book, as I don’t have the knowledge of what is in each and every book. All (or, at least almost all) links lead to indiebound.org as I am an Indiebound affiliate.