It’s back!!! My 20 Books of Summer 2022 list! #20BooksOfSummer22 #ReadingChallenge

I can’t believe it is that time of year already!! The wonderful reading challenge hosted by the lovely Cathy over at 746 Books is back for the 2022 version!!  And it’s just as relaxed as every other year!!  Choose your own target – be it 10,15 or the full monty of 20 – and then from 1st June to the 1st September is the time frame allowed to complete your challenge!

And it’s that chill that you can change your target if needs be, and even the list of books you initially choose can be changed if they’re not working out for you!! And that’s why I love this challenge!! It’s a great way for me to attack the out of control TBR mountain and I’ve had lots of fun this year deciding which plan of attack to take….. should I read lots off the Netgalley shelf?  Or go for all the real life books I have??!!

And I’ve come to the decision to attack the paperbacks that are clogging up my bookshelves! They’ve been sat there for years and I keep meaning to get round to them but failing miserably!! But I’ve also grouped them in pairs under very tenuous links……it made sense to me when I was coming up with the list so forgive me for the madness!!

So here it is…..the book stack for Summer 2022!

Now sit back and enjoy my silly links! Click on the book title to take you to the GoodReads page if you want to know more about each book!!

GIRLS’ NAMES

ISABEL’S SKIN by PETER BENSON

SAVING LUCIA by ANNA VAUGHT

BIRDS

THE DOVES IN THE DINING ROOM by LAURA LAAKSO

MAGPIE LANE by LUCY ATKINS

BEGINNING WITH S!

SOULJOURNER by PAUL STEVEN STONE

SNEGUROCHKA by JUDITH HENEGHAN

BODY PARTS!

FACES ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE by EMANUELLE PAGANO

ANY HUMAN HEART by WILLIAM BOYD

CELEBRITY ICONS

GRACELAND by BETHAN ROBERTS

BLONDE by JOYCE CAROL OATES

GIRL IN THE TITLE!

THE GIRL FROM THE HERMITAGE by MOLLY GARTLAND

THE EIGHTH GIRL by MAXINE MEI-FUNG CHUNG

WILDLIFE

THE CHAMELEON by SAMUEL FISHER

WE ARE ANIMALS by TIM EWINS

FLOWERS

TULIP FEVER by DEBORAH MOGGACH

STEALING ROSES by HEATHER COOPER

THINGS IN THE TITLE!

FINER THINGS by DAVID WHARTON

THE TYRANNY OF LOST THINGS by RHIANNON LUCY COSSLET

WATER ACTIVITIES!

THE SECRET TO NOT DROWNING by COLETTE SNOWDEN

SWIMMING HOME by MARY-ROSE MACCOLL

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So there we have it! I am hoping to complete the full monty of 20 but I already have my doubts!! But I will try my best and have a blooming good time taking part in it all with everyone!! Bring on those hot sunny days so that we can all devote as many hours as possible to completing our challenge!!!

Good luck everyone!! And if you’re not signed up already, come join in the fun!!

NetGalley November 2021 TBR @NetGalleyNov



Hello!!! This is my first foray into the world of NETGALLEY NOVEMBER! And I couldn’t be more excited!!


I spotted the details over on Twitterย https://twitter.com/NetGalleyNovย and it’s a place where we can all come together for the month of November to make a dent on our NG shelves!ย  It’s all hosted by @emandherbooks and @tot_and_tales so go check their pages out, as well as the main NG Nov page, for more details of all the fun!!


My NG shelves are a disgrace!! I keep saying I won’t add anymore to it, and then go and click on a few more without thinking of the consequences! So now it’s time to start getting the numbers down and I’m hoping this will help me focus a little more, and maybe inspire me to get even more read – can we have Netgalley readalongs every month please??!!

So here are the prompts and these are my picks!!

A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR

THE BOOK OF FORM AND EMPTINESS by RUTH OZEKI

OLDEST APPROVAL….ย 2015!! Shame on me!


HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE by JANE LOVERING

BOOK BEGINNING WITH N

NATURAL MAGICK by LINDSEY SQUIRE

YOUR LATEST APPROVAL


THE WOMAN IN THE WOODS by LISA HALL

BOOK WITH A GREEN COVER

BIRD, BATH AND BEYOND by E.J.COPPERMAN


A BOOK YET TO BE RELEASED


THE KEY IN THE LOCK by BETH UNDERDOWN

A BOOK BEGINNING ‘THE’..


THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES by C.J.COOKE

A DEBUT AUTHOR


THE SPIRIT ENGINEER by A.J.WEST

MOST EXCITED FOR


THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY by AMOR TOWLES

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So there’s the list!ย  I am hopeful but know I’ll probably get distracted by other pretty books throughout November but I’m looking forward to being part of it all!ย  And hopefully taking more off my Netgalley shelves than adding…. famous last words!!

Hope you’ll be joining in too!!
HAPPY READING!!