How is it even possible that summer is almost here?! We didn’t get much of a spring in Minnesota this year. The weather seemed to go straight from winter to summer with MAYBE a few days of spring temperatures. Spring is my second favorite season so I feel a bit cheated. But with summer comes a new reading challenge. I’ve attempted this one at least once in the past and it didn’t go as I had planned. I came up with what at the time felt like a great TBR, but then my moods quickly changed and I hardly read any of the books I had originally picked out. I did manage to complete 20+ books though so I guess that was what really mattered. This year is already starting out a bit rocky… I thought I have had my TBR set at least three times, but almost every book changes every time. So before I can change my mind yet again, I want to throw my TBR out there and hope it sticks.
20 Books of Summer is a challenge that was created and hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books. Basically the goal is to come up with your TBR, read and review those books between June 1st and September 3rd. Because I already know I will not be reviewing most of these books (just my nature), I am going to skip that part. I’m also going to say that if I end up not reading all of the books on my list but read different books that amount to 20, then I win. I am also trying to read more of a variety since lately my usual go-to tends to be fantasy novels so I picked out 7 genres that I want to spread my 20 books amongst. If I find myself no longer drawn to a few of my choices, I would like to at least replace them with a different book from the same genre. Here are the books that I have chosen, fingers crossed I read them all! (links go to book’s Goodread page, book cover images from Goodreads)
Lady Susan, The Watsons, and Sanditon by Jane Austen
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
After You by Jojo Moyes
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Circe by Madeline Miller
Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
A Trail of Fire by Diana Gabaldon
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware
The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Missoula by Jon Krakauer
The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
**This section is contingent upon my finishing LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff before the end of May. If I don’t, then that will be going here in the place of one of these books.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
American War by Omar El Assad
Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
In each of my summer monthly recap posts I will have a section to show my progress on this challenge. I’m really looking forward to reading all of these books. Some, like The Passage, have been on my TBR for what feels like forever.
What books are you planning to read this summer? Have you read any of these books or have them on your TBR?