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.
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
Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee (TBR Pile Challenge)
Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski (When Are You Reading? Challenge)
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
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?