Cathy is hoping to read 20 books between 1 June and 3 September, meaning she has the mammoth task of reading about 7 books a month. You can read about the challenge on Cathy’s excellent blog here.
I think I’m doomed to failure before I start but I need to make a dent in the TBR and this challenge gives me the push I need. I’ve selected 15 books and I’m allowing myself 5 wildcards so that I can choose my read as my fickle taste dictates. I may swap some of these out if I change my mind or find I can’t read them. I may even swap a lengthy book for a shorter one if I’m running out of time. Some are books I’ve agreed to review or are future releases, others simply because they caught my eye when I was scanning the TBR. The trouble is, when I was scanning the TBR I found loads I wanted to read straight away.
I’ll be reviewing all of the books I manage to read and I’ll be using the 20 books of Summer logo picture on each one. I’ll also link back to my reviews on here so I can keep track of how many I have read.
Here’s what I’ve picked (I’ll add the wildcard reads as I pick them)…
1. The Lido by Libby Page
2. Sticks and Stones by Jo Jakeman
3. The Fortnight in September by R. C. Sheriff
4. Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull
You can read my review here.
5. The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola
6. The Birds and other stories by Daphne Du Maurier
7. The Messenger of Athens by Anna Zouroudi
8. Too Close to Breathe by Oliva Kiernan
9. Tory Heaven by Marganita Laski
10. Out of Thin Air by Anthony Adeane
11. The Colour of Bee Larkham’s Murder by Sarah Harris
12. Shelter by Sarah Franklin
13. Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell
14. The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan
15. The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen
I also have three novels and one set of short stories that I have part read, so I’ll be trying to finishing those as well.
What do you have planned on your summer TBR list? Do let me know if you are planning on joining in on #20BooksofSummer, even if you aren’t going to blog about it. And let me know which books you choose, simply because I’m nosey!