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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

20 Books of Summer Challenge

I do like to set myself little challenges so when I discovered the #20booksofSummer hashtag on Twitter yesterday I was immediately intrigued!!

It is being hosted by Cathy of 746 books and it runs from now until the 5th September and the plan is to read 20 books! Simple enough!!  It has given me a good excuse to rummage through my overflowing bookshelves and I've decided on 20 Paperbacks, that have been sitting on the shelves for quite a while but they need to be read!!  I will be reading other books as well during this time - the NetGalley pile is still out of control, as is my Hardback collection,  but this is going to give me a nice little kick up the  bum to spend more time reading and less time procastinating, or surfing the net for new books to buy! Well, that is the plan anyway!!

Have mixed the genres up so am hoping that there'll be something to tempt me no matter what reading mood I'll be in during the next couple of months and hopefully those books that I was so excited to read when I bought them will finally be enjoyed!

So this is the pile I've gone for!!  It does scare me as I look at them all piled up but I'm sure I'll be fine........who needs sleep anyway eh!!

 Pile 1

The Little Flower Shop by the Sea - Ali McNamara
The Book Collector - Alice Thompson
Hideous Creatures - S. E. Lister
It Started at Sunset Cottage - Bella Osborne
High Tide - Veronica Henry
Rebel of the Sands - Alwyn Hamilton
Prada and Prejudice - Katie Oliver
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy - Rachel Joyce
The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
The Awakening of Miss Prim - Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

Pile 2

The Life of Elves - Muriel Barbery
One Hundred Proposals - Holly Martin
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman - Denis Theriault
The Shock of The Fall - Nathan Filer
Doubting Abbey - Samantha Tonge
The Last Kiss Goodbye - Tasmina Perry
Return to the little Coffee shop of Kabul - Deborah Rodriguez
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin
I Let You Go - Clare Mackintosh
Clockwork Sparrow - Katherine Woodfine

Phew!!  Should be a fun little challenge! Are you taking part?!  Fascinated to see what everyone else is choosing to read!! I could do with a '200 books of summer' challenge to get through my TBR pile .... maybe that will be the 2017 challenge!!

I'm starting with The Life of Elves and will be posting reviews on here, GoodReads and Twitter so......... Bring on those books!!!


  1. Looks like an interesting list. And yet again, I've read none of them - this challenge plays havoc with the TBR! Good luck, and have a great summer of reading... :)

    1. Thankyou! So many to choose from as my TBR pile has completely spiralled out of control and yet i keep adding to it lol!! Wishing you happy reading time too! :)