Joining #20BooksOfSummer

#20BooksOfSummer is an annual event hosted by Cathy Brown of 746 Books and runs from 3rd June until 3rd September With the aim to clearing a target of 5, 10 or 20 books from your TBR but with very relaxed and fun rules.

This is my first year book blogging not just reviewing and you may know the pressure of wanting to read what you want to read, what you have to read and at the same time (as we are but human) taking in fabulous recommendations from others and wanting to read those too!

For me I think (because I also get mum guilt) I need to have a reason to pick up books other than I just wanted to, there’s been some books I’ve left on the shelf in favour of new releases or the first thing that pops into my head.

This list is therefore sort of accountability and motivation at the same time. Thank you Mary from Book Craic for introducing me to this challenge 💜

Graphic from My Summer Book challenge My current aim is to sprinkle these in between new and committed reads as my reading pace is high enough at the moment to do that.

Thank you to all the bloggers who helped encourage me and everyone on twitter who helped me choose the final two!

My #20BooksOfSummer Books

My List:

✔️The Girl Who Drank The Moon – Kelly Barnhill (Piccadilly)

✔️The Unicorn Quest- Kamilla Benko (Bloomsbury)

✔️The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart – Stephanie Burgis (Bloomsbury)

✔️ In Darkling WoodEmma Carroll (Faber & Faber)

✔️The Girl who Walked on Air– Emma Carroll (Faber & Faber)

✔️Lightning Chase Me Home– Amber Lee Dodd (Scholastic)

✔️Ingo – Helen Dunmore (Harper Collins)

✔️The DreamSnatcher– Abi Elphinstone (Simon & Schuster)

✔️Mirror Magic– Claire Fayers (Macmillan)

✔️13 Treasures – Michelle Harrison (Simon & Schuster)

✔️Red Moon Rising – Paula Harrison (Nosy Crow)

✔️Deep Water – Lu Hersey (Usborne)

✔️Begone the Raggedy Witches– Celene Kiernan (Walker Books)

✔️The Wild Folk– Sylvia V. Lindsteadt (Usborne)

✔️Guardians of the Wild Unicorns – Lindsay Littleson (Discover Kelpies)

✔️The Girl Of Ink & Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)

✔️Rooftoppers– Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber)

The Exact Opposite Of Okay – Laura Steven (Electric Monkey/ Egmont)

✔️Seaglass – Eloise Williams (Firefly)

✔️The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow– Katherine Woodfine (Egmont)

As you can see from the picture, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman was originally on this list, but after careful consideration I don’t think I’m in the right headspace to read Pratchett right now. GNU Terry Pratchett 💜

What do you think of my list?

Where should I start?

25 thoughts on “Joining #20BooksOfSummer

  1. Glad to see that you took the plunge! Your picks look so good, and a lot of them are on my TBR. I’ve been meaning to read The Girl Who Drank the Moon for a while now. And Good Omens is there! *flails* I’m so excited to be a bad influence on you. Erm. Good influence? Well, either way, I hope you like it, and happy reading!

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    1. Haven’t a clue they are all amazing and every single one has come from a personal recommendation (often many recommendations) either from bloggers or twitter, I would credit if I can remember them all!! I’m planning on picking up my first one tomorrow. I may let Littlefae pick (she always does it well) or find a random generator online!!


  2. I hope you love the Exact Opposite of Okay as much as I did! Good Omens is a great choice too. I’ve just finished watching the series and can’t wait to reread the book asap.

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    1. Thank you! I’m looking forward to all of these as they have all been selected from personal recommendations rather than hype/PR so it’s great to see more recommendations for them too!!
      I adored Good Omens and I know I will probably get a bit emotional as it will be my first reread of a Pratchett since his death.

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    2. I’m waiting for my special edition to be delivered before I reread it but I don’t think it’s expected until next month.

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    1. The Wild Folk is wonderful I hope you get to read it!!this challenge is great as it’s laid back you can do 5, 10,15, or 20 books by the 3rd September but it doesn’t matter if you don’t complete it, the fun is in the trying. 😊

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    1. Thank you! I’ve been distracted with some review copies recently but hoping to dive back in to this list, not sure if I’ll make all 21 but I will give it a good go!!

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