I’ve been looking forward a lot to Cathy’s announcement of 20 books of summer. Not only because summer is my favourite season and reading while trying not to spill my sun cream, or even better ice cream, on my book is one of my happy places. This is just such a nice challenge in which a lot of other book bloggers are taking part and encourage each other.
Have you never heard of 20 books of summer before? Well, the good thing is that there are almost no rules 😅. The concept is to compile a list of 10, 15 or 20 books. And then read and review these books before the 1st of September.
All the fun is off course in creating the list and in not sticking to it 😛. But well, I created my list at the beginning of May and decided to list 20 books. And then aim to read at least 10 of them. Last year I finished 14 books during summer, which is A LOT. Mainly because I didn’t go on holiday in 2021 and thus spent a lot of my free time to reading. This year, I know I won’t have the same amount of time, so I’ve set the bar a lot lower for myself. 10 books will do.
This is my full list of books, in a random order.
- Mrs England by Stacey Halls (Kindle copy)
- Cloud cuckoo land by Anthony Doerr (physical copy)
- Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (library)
- The price of blood by Patricia Bracewell (Kindle copy)
- City of masks by S.D. Sykes (Kindle copy)
- And then there were none by Agatha Christie (for the classics club, physical copy)
- The house with the golden door by Elodie Harper (Netgalley ARC)
- The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (library)
- Heartstone by S.J. Sansom (library)
- The heretic wind by Judith Arnopp (Kindle copy)
- The honey and the sting by Elizabeth Fremantle (physical copy)
- The devil and the dark water by Stuart Turton (library)
- Anne Boleyn, a king’s obsession by Alison Weir (library)
- North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (for the classics club, Kindle copy)
- The puritan princess by Miranda Mallins (Kindle copy)
- The royal secret by Andrew Taylor (library)
- A column of fire by Ken Follett (physical copy)
- Stone blind by Nathalie Haynes (Netgalley ARC)
- The reindeer hunters by Lars Mytting (library)
- Circe by Madeline Miller (physical copy)
I’m curious to see where this challenge will end for me. Bring on the summer.
Have you made your list yet? With which book do I need to start my challenge?