Ep. 53 – Spring 2020 Book Preview with Catherine Gilmore (@gilmoreguide)
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.
This post contains affiliate links, 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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