20 Books of Summer Challenge

The 20 Books of Summer is a reading challenge that runs from June 1 to September 1 and is hosted by Cathy@746books. Check out the rules here (as well as the linky), even tho Cathy admits they are slack. It is meant to encourage us to read at least 10 -20 books over the summer (there are challenges for 10, 15 and 20 books)

I have so many books on my shelves that I need to read as well as quite a few I have started and for whatever reason, I have not finished. So, I plan to focus on those books first.

Here is my (tentative, but hope to complete) list, a mixture of fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and even mystery and fantasy:

Books I have started and not finished:

The Deadly Hours by Susanna Kearsley (and others) (Historical fiction)

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (F)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

 Into the Abyss Carol Shaben (NF)
Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce (historical)

Three Dog Life by Abigail Thomas (memoir)

What You Wish For by Katherine Center (novel)

How to Heal a Highland Heart by Julie Johnstone (historical romance)

As You Wish by Cary Elwes (memoir)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (dystopian)


Books on My TBR shelves:

 The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (fiction)

 The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd (historical)

H is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald (memoir)

Sebastian by Anne Bishop (fantasy)

A Better Man by Louise Penny (Mystery)

Beloved by Toni Morrison

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (inspirational)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (fantasy)

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult (novel)

Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (fantasy)

(I have not included photos of the books this time – I hate this version of wordpress – it seems to change from day to day and adding photos side by side is a royal pain with this version.

6 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer Challenge

  1. I have so much trouble with WordPress. I have found it’s easier if I make a graphic at Canva and upload a single picture.

    Good luck with your challenge.

    I’m hoping to read twenty of my 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up.

    • Thanks Deb. WordPress is just not consistent – one time it is okay and then the next I am struggling to do what I want. Sounds like a good goal. I know there are so many books I want to read. Just have to keep plugging away. Happy summer reading!

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