20 Books of Summer 2018 #20booksofsummer


The smell of Summer is in the air!! And now it is time to take part in one of my favourite bookish challenges!!! The lovely Cathy over at 746 Books started this a few years ago now, and thankfully has decided to run it again for 2018!

It’s a simple enough challenge! From the 1st June to 3rd September the challenge is to read!!  The main aim is 20 books, but you can also sign up for 10 or 15 if you want to! And you can change your reading list along the way, or the number if needs be! We never know what challenges lie ahead over the summer months so this is the perfect challenge to take part in as nothing is set in stone!

It’s always fun to see how everyone is doing and Cathy also tweets progress using #20booksofsummer so I’ll be doing the same – if I remember! – and hope you do too if you take part!

Probably the hardest part for me is choosing the initial list of 20!  The bookshelves of doom are always looking over me at this point, as well as the Kindle bursting at the seams with book choices thanks to my book acquiring habits!! So I have decided on using this opportunity to attack my NetGalley bookshelf which is way out of control!! Not my fault of course!! But now I have the perfect excuse to go through the backlog of books I’d been so excited to read when I first spotted them there!

So below is the preliminary list – there may be changes along the way! – so click on the book title for the link to the GoodReads page if you want to know more about each book!

Arlette’s Story by Angela Barton

Oh Crumbs by Kathryn Freeman

Us Against You (Beartown #2) by Fredrik Backman

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble

The Lost Letters of William Woolf by Helen Cullen

Elefant by Martin Suter

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan

Girl with Dove by Sally Bayley

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale

The Moby-Dick Blues by Michael Strelow

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden

Just For the Holidays by Sue Moorcraft

The Way of all Flesh by Ambrose Parry

The Poison Bed by E.C. Fremantle

The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah J.Harris

The Cafe at Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke

My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup

Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey


And there we have it! A wide range of genres and hopefully lots to keep me entertained over the summer months!

Hope a few of you will be joining in the 20 books fun! Looking forward to seeing your lists and progress!!



27 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer 2018 #20booksofsummer

  1. This sounds like a great idea! I’m sure I can read 20 books in the Summer months! And with my slightly over enthusiastic approach to NetGalley I have so many books to read so might join you tackling some of my shelf. But also some paperbacks that have been gathering dust…will have to get thinking about which ones first!

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  3. Oooh, great list. I want to join this challenge. I have a free summer which is very unusual for me so I definitely think I can do this. I’m not one for picking TBRs though so that’ll be a difficult one.

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    • Thank you! I hope you do get to join in with the challenge! The TBR list can be changed throughout which is why I like this challenge as I’m not very good at sticking to a list either!


  4. Ahhh. I’m so conflicted over whether to read Us against You. I absolutely loved Beartown but I felt like it ended where it was supposed to end and there shouldn’t have been a sequel. So you know what I mean?
    In other news I just finished reading Elefant and it was not what I was expecting but the elephant is very cute.

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    • I’m totally with you on the quandry about Beartown!! I am intrigued to see how they do take it on, but equally worried in case it ruins all that went on in beartown! I guess we’ll just have to go for it and hope for the best! ooh even more intrigued about Elefant now too! Will let you know what i think!


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