Reading Challenge

20 Books of Summer

20 books of summer

Hosted by Cathy at 746books, 20 Books of Summer is an annual challenge to read and review 20 books from your TBR.  For 2019, the challenge runs from 3 June to 3 September.  The challenge is blessedly light on rules – you start with a list of 10, 15, or 20 books, and challenge yourself to read them in the 91 day period.  The books can change (best laid plans and all that) so it doesn’t matter if, like me, you’re a mood reader, and just fancy something different from those initially selected.

This is the first year I’ve taken part, but I like a challenge, and so of course I’ve signed up to the full 20!  I’ve selected my initial list based upon my oldest unread books, plus a few of the newer ones to mix it up a little.  I fully expect this list to change over the course of the challenge.

Here, in no particular order, is my initial selection:

  • Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
  • Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager
  • Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
  • Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon
  • The Light Between Us by Katie Khan
  • Vox by Christina Dalcher
  • I Still Dream by James Smythe
  • An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim
  • Transcription by Kate Atkinson
  • Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
  • Vengeful by V. E. Schwab
  • Himself by Jess Kidd
  • Red Snow by Will Dean
  • Golden State by Ben H. Winters
  • The Binding by Bridget Collins
  • The Night Tiger by Yangsze Chou
  • Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
  • In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
  • The Wall by John Lanchester
  • Small Days and Nights by Tishani Doshi

Wish me luck! 😎


    1. Thanks, Cathy! I’m not convinced my final list will have too much in common with this one, but we’ll see! 🙂

    1. Thanks, Jules! I’m so keen to read VOX – one of those that I bought as soon as it came out, and never quite got around to

    1. I loved Katie Khan’s first novel Hold Back the Stars, so I have high hopes for this!

  1. Cool list!
    I read the first two and thought they were awesome 🙂 Although i didn’t like how Last Time I Lied ended, it was still pretty cool till the very end.
    Also planning to read Vox this year, but probably not during summer… but who knows 😀

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