#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 💜
Thank you to all the bloggers who helped encourage me and everyone on twitter who helped me choose the final two!
✔️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 Wood– Emma 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 💜