James Patterson's 2020 summer reads

Chris Schluep on August 12, 2020

James Patterson's 2020 summer reads

James Patterson has been called the world's #1 author, and for good reason. He is prolific, has sold hundreds of millions of books, and has built a legion of fans.

Patterson is best known for his Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Michael Bennett, Maximum Ride, Middle School, and I Funny series. He has given over a million books to schoolkids and over $40 million dollars to support education, and Patterson has endowed over 5,000 college scholarships for teachers. He has even written a thriller with former president Bill Clinton (The President Is Missing), and there are plans for the duo to write another.

Patterson's next Alex Cross novel, Deadly Cross, publishes in November. It will be the 28th installment in the popular series.

Read ahead to see what James Patterson recommends for you this summer.

The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood by Sam Wasson

Wasson bellydives into one of the deepest pools in Hollywood history. Along the way, he tells revealing stories about Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, and legendary producer Robert Evans—as well as dark secrets behind the making of Academy Award winner Chinatown.

Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

This brilliant mystery is—perfect—for anybody who can’t get enough twists and turns, twists and turns, twists and turns…..

Apropos of Nothing by Woody Allen

If you’re interested in probing the mind of this provocative filmmaker, why not go to the source?

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Reid tells a very funny, very human story about race and class in Philadelphia. Before the virus, of course.

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