#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 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!!
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 💜 Maybe soon.