20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2018 #20booksofsummer

20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge

This annual challenge is run by my namesake Cathy at 746 Books.  I saw this reading challenge mentioned on a number of blogs last year but never got organised enough to participate.  In the past few days I’ve been seeing some of my favourite bloggers signing up for it once again so I simply had to get my act together to take part.

The rules are simple.  Take the Books of Summer image, pick your own 10, 15 or 20 books you’d like to read between 1st June and 3rd September.  Link back to Cathy’s master post at 746 Books from 1st June onwards to let her know you’re taking part.  The rules are accommodating as well.  Want to swap a book?  Go for it.  Fancy changing your list half way through?  No problem.  Decide to drop your goal from 20 to 15.  She’s fine with that.

In putting together my list, I decided to concentrate on four categories:

  • My Classics Club list which has been rather starved of attention lately
  • My other reading challenges all of which could do with a little help
  • My pile of review copies sent to me by lovely authors who, in addition to their writing talents, also possess seemingly limitless patience waiting for my reviews
  • Blog tour commitments I have in the next month or so

You can find my list below with links to the book description on Goodreads.


Classics Club:

The Half-Hearted by John Buchan

The Watcher by the Threshold by John Buchan

The Dark Tide by Vera Brittain

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Reading Challenges:

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (TBR Pile Challenge)

The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller #2) by Benet Brandreth (When Are You Reading? Challenge)

Diamond Cut Diamond by Jane Jakeman (What’s In A Name Reading Challenge)

Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee (TBR Pile Challenge)

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (When Are You Reading? Challenge)

Author Review Pile:

Spirit of Lost Angels (The Bone Angel #1) by Liza Perrat    Read and Reviewed

The King’s Daughter by Stephanie Churchill

A Queen’s Spy (The Tudor Mystery Trials #1) by Samantha Burnell

Choose to Rise: The Victory Within by M. N. Mekaelian

Money Power Love by Joss Sheldon

Blog Tours:

A Woman’s Lot (Meonbridge Chronicles #2) by Carolyn Hughes  Read and Reviewed

Forsaking All Others by Catherine Meyrick   Read and Reviewed

Summer of Love by Caro Fraser  Read and Reviewed

Call of the Curlew by Elizabeth Brooks

The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise

I’ll be updating this post with links to my reviews once I’ve read the books and you can follow my progress and that of all the other book bloggers taking part by looking out for the hashtag #20booksofsummer on Twitter.

Why not join in?

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23 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2018 #20booksofsummer

  1. ooh liking the variety of books you have chosen and great idea to spread the list amongst all your challenges! look forward to your thoughts on all of them – i’m sure i’ll be adding some of them to my tbr pile lol

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    1. Really excited to be joining in. Seeing lots of bloggers sharing their lists today and, let’s be honest, one of the most enjoyable bits of a reading challenge is putting together your list!

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      1. Well I cheated (a bit) and included some books I need to read and review for blog tours in June in my list. By the way, June was supposed to be the month I took part in NO blog tours, lol.

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  2. I like that you’re focusing on your Classics Club and TBR Pile Challenges this year too, Cathy. I loved Their Eyes Were Watching God, and am very interested in hearing your thoughts about The Edible Woman and The Dark Tide. I have to admit that I did not enjoy The Man in the High Castle, but that might’ve been because I was comparing it to the TV show. Happy summer reading!!

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    1. I know it seems strange to try to inject some progress into reading challenges with another reading challenge but I’m hoping it will work! I didn’t see the TV adaptation of The Man in the High Castle so I know nothing about it other than the blurb.

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  3. Ooh I have Their Eyes Were Watching God on my list for this too. 😀 Interested to see what you’ll think of Go Set a Watchman – I know a lot of people are torn on that one.

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