#20BooksOfSummer – Challenge Update – Completed!

As I look out the window on a very rainy Sunday, it’s nice to be able to report that I have completed the 2018 20 Books of Summer Challenge – yay me!!!  

So thank you to Cathy of 746 Books for hosting yet another fabulous Summer event!  My target this year was to read 20 books from my NetGalley bookshelves and, for the most part!, that is exactly what I did!! I did change a few books along the way as I found myself adding some new NetGalley finds on to the list, alongside some books that I bought myself that I just couldn’t resist reading for the challenge.  I found it to be a fabulous way of kicking my butt into gear and getting some books read that had been sitting around on the virtual shelves for quite a while!  Maybe there needs to be the 20 Books of Autumn & Winter challenges too to help me shift more off the ever expanding TBR piles!!

So here’s a rundown of the books that kept me entertained – click on the title for a link to my GoodReads reviews!

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter  – 4 stars

A Proposal To Die For by Vivian Conroy  – 3 stars


Vox by Christina Dalcher  – 4 stars

Summer at Hollyhock House by Cathy Bussey  – 3 stars 

Snap by Belinda Bauer  – 4 stars 

The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden  – 5 stars 

The Moby-Dick Blues by Michael Strelow  – 3 stars 

Girl With Dove by Sally Bayley  – 3 stars 

Summer at Carrick Park by Kirsty Ferry  – 5 stars

The Daughter of River Valley by Victoria Cornwall  – 5 stars 

Whistle In The Dark by Emma Healey  – 3 stars 

The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale  – 4 stars

The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan  – 5 stars 

Oh Crumbs by Kathryn Freeman  – 5 stars 

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman  – 5 stars 

Arlette’s Story by Angela Barton   –  4 stars 

The Book of M by Peng Shepherd  – 3 stars

The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan  – 5 stars

 The Cafe At Seashell Cove by Karen Clarke  –  5 stars

My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup  – 4 stars 


Did you take part this year? I hope it has been successful for you as well! Roll on next Summer!!

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