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20 Books of Summer

Cathy over at 746 Books is hosting her annual 20 Books of Summer Challenge, wherein participants attempt to read 20 (or 15 or 10 or basically any number you like) books between June 1 and September 4.  I’ve followed along with this challenge before but have never “officially” joined in so…  here we go!


For my 20 books (links to GoodReads) –

Okay, gosh, I’m already scared.  There are some beefy books on this list!!!  But these are personal goals, right??  So we will see how things go!  I also reserve the right to DNF any of those random books…  I sometimes start books from the TBR, but if they don’t engage me in the first 80-100 pages, I’m not afraid to send them off unread!  This actually part of the reason I don’t usually do these challenges where I list off my future reads.  What if I change my mind??  But then I thought, “What happens if I change my mind?  It’s not like Cathy is going to send the 20 Books of Summer police after me!”  (Right??)  So if a book doesn’t strike my fancy, I’ll replace the title with something else new and exciting, and let you all know about the update!

I’m currently in the middle of another hefty book, House of Thieves by Charles Belfoure, but I am hoping to be at least most of the way through it by Wednesday, when the challenge officially begins!

Right now, I’m way behind on reviews, so it’s possible that I may get more of these books read than I will reviewed, as I like to review books in the order I finish them, but I’m hoping to at least give a little shout-out whenever one gets checked off!

Cathy is using #20booksofsummer for Twitter updates.  I’m quite dreadful at Twitter, but I’ll see what I can do.  Not sure if anyone else is on Instagram??  I may incorporate the hashtag into some updates there as well.  (On Twitter, I’m PopcornandBooks, and on Instagram I’m PopcornandBooks15.)

Hope to see some of you reading along this summer as well.  Best of luck!!

21 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer

    • I do believe that your review was the inspiration behind adding ‘The Mistake I Made.’ I’ve already completed all of Christie’s Poirot, Marple, and Tommy & Tuppence books, so now I am wrapping up all of her odds and ends. They actually include some of my favorites, and I’m excited about the next few as well!!

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    • I know, right? They’re honestly just the next twenty books on my TBR shelf (which holds about twenty books, so that’s convenient). We’ll see how many of them get checked off!!!

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  1. The idea of a 20 Books of Summer police is hilarious, given that I am the slackest challenge host ever! DNF? Never worry. Want to change your list? Sure! If you don’t make 20 then just pretend you were doing 15 and I’ll go along with it 😉


  2. Glad to see you “officially” in this year. Cathy is a sweetheart, so you’ll make it one way or another!

    I’ve been curious about Butcher’s Codex series. I’ve read a couple in his Dresden Files series. The Gene Stratton Porter books bring back such memories! As does the mention of Marguerite Henry. And you can’t go wrong with Wodehouse!


    • So far the Codex series is pretty good (I just started the second book yesterday), although a bit on the serious side for my tastes. Marguerite Henry was a childhood hero of mine, and I’ve been trying to reread some of her books – they make me feel super nostalgic!

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  4. I read My Cousin Rachel for a Classic Club spin – it was one of my best spin choices to date, although she will probably make you feel angry!

    Delighted to see Aussie Michael Robotham on your list too :-)


    • Somehow, ‘Rebecca’ is the only du Maurier title that I have read, despite the fact that I think ‘Rebecca’ is brilliant writing. So I’m looking forward to trying another of her books! And I’ve heard a lot of good things about Robotham, so I’m looking forward to giving him a whirl!!

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