20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2019

At the start of June, I found out about a challenge to read and review 20 books of summer set by the 746 book blog. I decided to have a go but I thought it highly unlikely that I’d be able to read that many.

Find out how I got on and read about my next reading challenge – 20 Books for Christmas.

The original list for my 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge was as follows:

20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge

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

I also read a few books that were not on the original list.

Kirsty Greenwood – Vintage Guide to Love and Romance
Lindsey Kelk – Always the Bridesmaid
Lindsey Kelk – Single Girls To Do List
Giovanni Fletcher – Dream a Little Dream
Carmen Reid – How Not To Shop
Tales from a Car Boot Sale
Oh … So I’m Not Bonkers
Scooterboys – The Lost Tribe


20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2019  – COMPLETED ✓


I’m pleased to say that I did it! I completed the reading challenge.

Despite thinking I would not be able to read so many books in that timescale, by accepting the challenge I was more determined and I set aside more time to read than I would normally.

You can find links to all the other book bloggers that took part at 746 Books.

I’ve decided now to set my own challenge – 20 Books for Christmas which will run from 1st October to 31st December. I will be publishing a new blog post in a couple of days to tell you all about it. I hope you will join me.

white wood background with brown paper wrapped parcel and sprigs of leaves and berries for the reading challenge at Tea and Cake for the Soul called 20 books for Christmas

Check out my recommended reading section for more books and good reads from various genres – women’s fiction, poetry, self-help, children’s and non-fiction.

You’ll also find links to books for gift suggestions for birthdays, Christmas or just as a random act of kindness.

Have you taken part in any reading challenges?
Did you try 20 Books of Summer this year?

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