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20 Books Of Summer

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So because I don’t blog much these days I was wondering whether to do this but I enjoyed it so much last year. I have so many books  and so many I keep adding to my list.

I need to thank Shayney for posting about this on her blog here and reminding me about this reading challenge.

About the challenge

This challenge is run every year by Cathy at 746 books you just pick how many books you want to read 10, 15 or 20 from now until September. It’s completely flexible too. Last year I managed to read 14/20. I was mainly trying to get through my tbr last year, but I’ve bought so many books since lockdown began that I’m not really bothered about my tbr too much. I’m aiming for 20 and I’ve already started reading (and will soon finish) my first choice.

Currently Reading

The Strawberry Thief: The new novel from the bestselling author of Chocolat (Chocolat 4)

My choices so far

The books I’m definitely going to read are:

Love After Love I bought about a week or so ago after signing up to a Hay Festival session that the author Ingrid Persaud was doing. I read a sample of the book on Amazon and I was just hooked, so I bought it from an indie bookseller straight away (sorry Amazon).

Gallowglass has been on my tbr for a while, it’s a trilogy I’m finally finishing (I never seem to get through trilogies) .

My Family And Other Animals I read this book in school and loved it, every since the tv series started years ago I’ve been meaning to reread it, so I finally bought the trilogy (not sure if there’s more books) this year. I almost forgot about the next Poldark book,

The Stranger From The Sea, I’ve been reading one book a year, usually in the summer, to coincide with the events of the tv series. It’s finished now but I still have the book series to finish.

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I love reading books set in Wales, I bought The South Westerlies a story collection, last year. The other three books are on my tbr, The Maginogion I’ve had for years, don’t think I ever finished it, but I love folklore.

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And these are must reads: the next Witcher book, The Mermaid’s Call by Katherine Stansfield out this year, indie author/publisher. I read the second book The Magpie Tree last year for my 20 Books Of Summer Reading Challenge so it’s worked out well that I’ve got this one now.

Stim, an Autistic anthology is a crowdfunded book I backed, wanting to learn more about Autism, where better than from those who are on the spectrum?

I have a few books on my Kindle and I’ve picked this one as a definite to read:

Once Upon a River: The dazzling Sunday Times Bestseller Kindle EditionI’ve read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and got this on offer recently.

A book I need to buy:

Diary of a Young Naturalist by Dara McAnulty (author) (9781908213792)

I missed the Hay Festival session but I’ve heard a few of the extracts on Radio 4 and I need to read this book. I love reading books about people travelling and nature books (I read The Salt Path last year, was tempted to reread it loved it so much, sequel out in September I recommend it!).

I’ve picked 13 books I’m definitely going to read, I should really add the ones I’ve got on my Netgalley which would take it up to 16.

Hmmm I could easily add another pile to this list. Finding 20 books is not a problem, will I manage to read 20 books by September? And will I stick to this list?

Are you doing the challenge? Comment below, links appreciated 🙂

Happy Reading 🙂

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