#20BooksofSummer 2019 Challenge Complete!!

#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.

Started: 11th June

Completed: 12th August- 62 Days (+ 37 other books in same time frame 😱)

Total Challenge Pages Read: 6223

Majority group– Middle Grade (17)

Majority genre– Contemporary Fantasy (7)

Longest Book: The Wild Folk by Sylvia V Linsteadt- 416 pages.

Shortest Book: The Guardians Of The Wild Unicorns by Lindsay Littleson- 208 pages.

I’ve learnt that if I have a list and a fear of failure I will get something done!!! I would definitely do this again next year as I enjoyed having a solid reason to pick up older books in between the newer ones! Thank you Mary from Book Craic for introducing me to this challenge 

I’ve also discovered how many amazing books did not necessarily pick up the hype that other contemporaries did but are actually amazing books and I’m so glad that I either took the recommendation from fellow bloggers or picked up the book after feeling good vibes.

It’s taught me how wonderful our blogging community is and how informed book bloggers are, especially grateful to our small community of UK MG bloggers!!

I’ve discovered authors such as Emma Carroll, Katherine Woodfine, Lindsay Littleson and more and I’ve also discovered earlier work by favourites such as Abi Elphinstone, Michelle Harrison, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Paula Harrison.

I’ve been surprised by how much I loved books such as Deep Water and The Wild Folk and how they stirred my faerie soul.

It’s also fired me up to read more Sequels!!

Completed List:

The Girl Who Drank The Moon β€“ 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 β€“ Helen Dunmore (Harper Collins)

The DreamSnatcher– Abi Elphinstone (Simon & Schuster)

Mirror Magic– Claire Fayers (Macmillan)

13 Treasures β€“ Michelle Harrison (Simon & Schuster)

Red Moon Rising β€“ Paula Harrison (Nosy Crow)

Deep Water β€“ Lu Hersey (Usborne)

Begone the Raggedy Witches– Celene Kiernan (Walker Books)

The Wild Folk– Sylvia V. Lindsteadt (Usborne)

Guardians of the Wild Unicorns β€“ Lindsay Littleson (Discover Kelpies)

The Girl Of Ink & Stars β€“ Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)

Rooftoppers– Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber)

The Exact Opposite Of Okay β€“ Laura Steven (Electric Monkey/ Egmont)

Seaglass β€“ 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 as I did technically have 21 books but after careful consideration I don’t think I’m in the right headspace to read Pratchett right now. GNU Terry Pratchett πŸ’œ Maybe soon.

How has your Summer Reading been?

Have you discovered any amazing books?

15 thoughts on “#20BooksofSummer 2019 Challenge Complete!!

    1. Thank you so much, I did put a concerted effort in the last week or so mostly because I was on a roll and had a gap to enjoy them!! I had such fun doing this challenge!

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  1. This challenge has definitely confirmed for me that I love middle-grade best – I’ve missed reading them this last week, so I’m going to read some more over the last few days before my holiday!

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  2. I’ve absolutely loved following your progress with this over the summer, and seeing you enjoying so many books I love! And there’s a few you’ve convince me to get hold of at some point too!! πŸ’œ
    Amy x

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    1. I was shocked when I added it up- admittedly some are early chapter but still I’m rather proud!! I think I need to do something like this more often as it gives me added reasons to read the books that I’ve let slide unintentionally, especially those released to low fanfare or are not shiny new when purchased

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