Hosted by Cathy at 746books, 20 Books of Summer is an annual challenge to read and review 20 books from your TBR. This year, the challenge ran from 1 June to 1 September. I love Cathy’s relaxed approach to the rules for this challenge, which are definitely more guidelines than anything else. You start with a list of 10, 15, or 20 books, and try to read and review them in the specified time frame.
This is the second time that I’ve taken part. Last year saw me manage to read all of the 20 books within the three month window, but I was a little slack in getting my reviews out last year and didn’t quite post them within the specified time frame! 😳
I’ve had no such problems this year, although I’ll admit that my final list bears only a passing resemblance to the 20 books in my sign up post. Some just didn’t work out for me, while others have just been nudged down the TBR pile a little in favour of other books.
Here are the books I DID read, with links to my reviews.
- Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
- To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan
- The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry
- True Story by Kate Reed Petty
- Highfire by Eoin Colfer
- Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- Sealed by Naomi Booth
- The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
- The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Circle by Sophie Green
- The Search Party by Simon Lelic
- Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce
- The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman
- Keep Her Quiet by Emma Curtis
- The 24-Hour Café by Libby Page