20 Books of Summer – 2017 challenge!

It is back!! My favourite time of year!!  And all thanks to Cathy at 746Books who started all this off way back when!  It runs from the 1st June to 3rd September and is just a fun little challenge to help spur you on in getting a few more books read and, hopefully, reduce the TBR mountains just a little!

It is always difficult putting together a list and you do have the freedom to change it if you want – your list, your rules!! – but I find that having a set list makes me focus a little more and takes the stress out of wasting time deciding what to read next! The stress I had this year putting my list together was how to decide what books to put on! There are piles of books everywhere in my house screaming out to be read – do your TBR piles do that to you too?! – and I finally settled on the hidden TBR piles and that is those on my Kindle/s!!   I do have a tendency of downloading books after seeing a review, or finding it for free, and then it is gone never to be heard of again!  So this challenge will now give me the kick up the butt to finally read these books, along with a few that have been on my NetGalley shelf for a while, and hopefully help me decrease one TBR pile for a while!

So here is a list of what will see me through the next couple of months – click on the title for links to the GoodReads page if you’d like a bit more info about each book!

1.  Colt Harper: Esteemed Vampire Cat by Tyrolin Puxty

2. Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan

3. The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison

4. The World of Shadow by Kate Hamer

5. Up Close by Henriette Gyland

6. Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives

7. After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

8. The Ice by Laline Paull

9. How to stop time by Matt Haig

10. House.Tree. Person by Catriona McPherson

11.A Thousand Paper Birds by Tor Udall

12. Finding Secrets by Lauren Westwood Writer

13. The Butterfly Storm by Kate Frost

14. Laura Lake and the Hipster Weddings by Wendy Holden

15. Mist & Whispers by C.M.Lucas

16. Bricking It by Nick Spaulding

17. The Girl with the Green Tinted Hair by Gavin Whyte

18.  Reunited by Daniel Gothard

19.The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making by Catherynne M.Valente

20.  Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

And there we have it! The list for 2017!  Isn’t it bad when you can’t remember downloading half of the titles you find as you rummage through the library on your Kindle!!  Oops!!  So hopefully they’ll all be fabulous reads and I’m really looking forward to discovering some new authors to me and I think there’s a book to cover every mood this Summer!

Will you be taking part in the 20 Books of Summer?! I hope so! Looking forward to seeing more lists!!



6 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer – 2017 challenge!

  1. Hallo, Hallo – coming through the #20BooksOfSummer linky to find the bloggers who are taking part in the challenge! I had smidge of a late start considering my SPRING allergies intersected into my start to SUMMER. Oy. However, I spied a wicked lovely ChocLit novel on your *list!* which I personally loved devouring: Up Close!! It’s a wicked good read! I hope you’ll swing by my blog and let me know how you felt after reading – perhaps even cross-comparing notes with me?

    I posted my List initially on Riffle however, tonight my official participation list posted on my blog.

    I am thankful for the freedom to chose our own rules – as my TBR shelf has included a steady backlogue of reviews for a few years too long. I am taking on this challenge to re-inspire me back into reading but also, to reduce my review backlogue at the same time! 🙂 I’m keen on visiting others too, to see what everyone is deciding to do this Summer.

    I *so want!* to read the 24 Hour Bookshop novel myself! 🙂 I might have to earmark that for 2018 as it’s been on a personal TBR List for absolute ages!! Oy.

    I look forward to returning and seeing how your reads are going! Cheers!


    • Hi there! so glad you are part of the 20 books gang!! Looking forward to seeing your list and seeing how you get on! My progress is going well so far – teh 24 hour bookshop is well worth a read so hope you get round to it sometime!! And i’m always happy to have a Choc Lit book on my list as I know I’m going to get a proper good read!! 😉


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