20 books of summer: my list

Hi everyone, it’s time for me to sign up for another infamous challenge in the world of book bloggers. It will be my first participation in ’20 books of summer’, hosted by Cathy of 746 books!

These are the rules:

  • Compile a list of 10, 15 or 20 books that you’d like to read this summer
  • Read and review them between the 1st of June and the 1st of September

It’s as simple as that!

Now 20 books in three months is a lot for me, even during summer when I tend to read more often but I usually also select thicker books. So I hope to end up somewhere between 10 and 15 books.

Since I’m picky on which books make it to my TBR, I’m quite good at sticking to that list, but I’m not so great at making up a list for the next three months and read no other books than the list ๐Ÿ˜…. I borrow more than 50% of the books I read from the library and so I depend on which books are available. And sometimes a random books grabs my attention. However, during summer I always feel like less people visit the library and more popular books become available. I don’t know why this is the case, since a lot more books are read during summer compared to the winter period, but well, maybe people don’t take library reads with them on holiday?

That’s why I have chosen to make a heavy list of 20 books, knowing I’ll not be able to read and/or borrow them during this challenge, but this gives me the flexibility I need.

My current library haul

I’ll have read some of these before the 1st June, but not all of them.

Netgalley reads for this summer

From my physical shelves

Kindle reads

For the classics club

Other possible library books

This are 20 books, and I’ll not read them all this summer, but I hope that by September 1st I’ll have read at least half of them ๐Ÿ˜„.

Will you be joining 20 books of summer? I’m curious to see your lists!


19 thoughts on “20 books of summer: my list

  1. I donโ€™t think I would take library books on holiday with me, itโ€™s one thing dropping ice cream on my own booksโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜‚ I enjoyed A Thousand Ships, I donโ€™t know if you ever listen to audiobooks but she narrates her own books, and I just love listening to her talk about mythology!

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  2. Oooh, what a great challenge! Someday I want to get to Follett. I’m so intimidated by the size of those books, though. Ha! It’s been years, but I enjoyed East of Eden when I read it. I really need to do a reread of it. Good luck!

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  3. That’s a great list of books. I have Cecily and The Last Daughter from NetGalley too and I loved East of Eden, Far From the Madding Crowd and Revelation. Good luck!

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  4. I get a lot of my books from the library too so Iโ€™m never sure what my TBR pile might look like. Iโ€™ve decided to only list 5 books for the moment and do another 5 in July. I love the Sharon Penman series and enjoyed the Andrew Taylor one too. Hope you manage to get through these.

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