I’m hoping that 746Books, the host of this reading challenge, doesn’t mind me taking liberties and making my own graphic for it. I wanted to make reference to the fact that it… is really not summer here right now. 😁 I am writing this in front of the heater, wearing woolly socks and with a blanket over my lap.
But why should that preclude me from a challenge?! Sure, I could start my own Southern Hemisphere version and run it December – February, but… eh. That sounds like work!
The 20 Books of Summer challenge is exactly what it sounds like. Between June 1 and September 1, participants can choose to read 10, 15 or 20 books.
I’m going to continue my 2020 challenge of reading all the Australian books that I own.
I find that even when I only do month-long reading challenges, my final result is always a little different from my intitial TBR, but these are the ones I’m going to try for:
- The Beast’s Heart by Lief Shallcross (fantasy)
- The Iron Line by L. M. Merrington (historical fiction)
- Rheia by Cassandra Page (fantasy)
- Where Shadows Rise by Amy Laurens (YA fantasy)
- Through Roads Between by Amy Laurens (YA fantasy)
- Mud and Glass by Laura E Goodin (fantasy)
- Harlequin’s Riddle by Rachel Nightingale (YA fantasy)
- The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren (horror)
- No Limits by Ellie Marney (YA crime/contemporary)
- A Pocketful of Eyes by Lili Wilkinson (YA contemporary)
- The Grinding House by Kaaron Warren (horror/short stories)
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (YA fantasy)
- The Dry by Jane Harper (Crime)
- She’s Having a Laugh ed. George McInroe (non-fiction)
- Maternal Instinct by Rebecca Bowyer (sci-fi)
- Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth (historical fiction)
- One Summer in Santorini by Sandy Barker (romance)
- The Blood Countess by Tara Moss (YA fantasy)
- Angel Mage by Garth Nix (YA fantasy)
- Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans (YA fantasy)
This might be ambitious because I also have a couple of ARC reviews due in June, and a couple of books from the library still to get through. And book club! But I do have the first week of June off work. So we’ll see. See you on the other side! Or at least, at a June 30 check-in.