20 Books of Summer -Reading Challenge 2019

#20BooksOfSummer is an annual event hosted over at  746 Books blog and runs from June 3rd until September 3rd. This will be the first time I’ve joined the challenge to read 20 books over the summer.

I found out about this on One More Word blog, and thought it was a great idea. Although it might be a bit optimistic, I think it is worth a shot and hopefully, it will give me a push to take some time out to read more.  I see that the host of this challenge has a 15 and 10 book challenge, which is more achievable, but why not aim big for the first go!

The thing is my “To be Read” (TBR) pile is ever increasing. I’m a sucker for a bargain and am always getting new books when my daily bookbub email comes through, and then I see a new book by a favourite author and have to buy it. And of course, I get to see so many book reviews on other blogs that I think “ooh that sounds interesting” and before you know it there’s another book in the TBR pile.

I have so many books on my Kindle, but I have decided to tackle my physical book pile first, and that will also double up as decluttering. Some are books I’ve bought new, some received as gifts and a couple I’ve bought from a car boot sale as I liked the sound of the book, or was drawn to the cover.

pile of 20 women's fiction books by various authors

So my list is:

Katie Fforde – Living Dangerously
Katie Fforde – Recipe for Love
Lindsey Kelk – About a Girl
Lindsey Kelk – What a Girl Wants
Lindsey Kelk – A Girl’s Best Friend
Elizabeth Nobel – The Way We Were
A J Pearch – Dear Mrs Bird
Wendy Holden – The School for Husbands
Lucy Diamond – One Night In Italy
Claudia Carroll – Meet Me In Manhatten
Carmen Reid – The Personal Shopper
Freya North – Pillow Talk
Rachel Hore – Last Letter Home
Jane Green – Falling
Tess Daly – It’s Up To You New York
Giovanni Fletcher – You’re The One That I Want
Susan Hill – Breaking Glass
David Nichols – Us
Carole Matthews – Wrapped in You
Maeve Binchy – A Week In Winter

Now I have noticed that two of the books are set in winter, so I’m going to replace them with two ebooks. I reckon by the time I get to them it will probably be that season anyway, but to enter into the spirit I will change them for:

Dee MacDonald – The Silver Ladies of Penny Lane
Holly Wainright – The Mummy Bloggers

I will, of course, review any that I love and add them to my Recommended Reading section.

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What books are in your TBR pile?

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12 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer -Reading Challenge 2019

  1. Nice selection, Jo. I haven’t actually read any of them but I hope you enjoy! I don’t like setting myself challenges anymore, I always seem to feel too much pressure & like I’m doomed to fail, but actually reading 20 books over summer is something I do fairly easily anyway. Reading keeps me sane. I’ve got a few things on my reading list, a lot of American crime thrillers, also that ‘Becoming’ book by Michelle Obama for something different to my usual thing as I’ve seen such rave reviews about it. Which of the physical book pile choices are you tackling first?xx

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