20 Books of Summer

This is a challenge hosted by Cathy at 746 Books and basically is designed to inspire you to read 20 books during the summer months, from 1 June until 1 September. Or less if 20 is too much. It could be 10 or 15, whatever number suits you.

You set a TBR, but you can swap out books at any time, which I like a lot!

I will try and read 20.


So here goes:

  1. Our Dark Duet (V E Schwab)
  2. How To Stop Time (Matt Haig)
  3. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland)
  4. Good Omens (Neil Gaiman / Terry Pratchett)
  5. The Dinner (Herman Koch)
  6. English Animals (Laura Kaye)
  7. Feathers (Thor Hanson)
  8. Hamnet (Maggie O’Farrell)
  9. Queenie (Candy Carty-Williams)
  10. Saving Ruby King (Catherine Adel West)
  11. Drift (Clare Littlemore)
  12. Quell (Clare Littlemore)
  13. Tower of Thorns (Juliet Marillier)
  14. Den of Wolves (Juliet Marillier)
  15. Spring (William Horwood)
  16. Awakening (William Horwood)
  17. Wild Beauty (Anna-Marie McLemore)
  18. The Flatshare (Beth O’Leary)
  19. Deeplight (Frances Hardinge)
  20. Uncommon People (David Hepworth)

All of these are subject to change, but I am pretty happy with this list. It has a bit of everything, but nothing too dark or heavy for summer reading! I am also hoping to finish some series and re-start one.


  1. How To Stop Time (Matt Haig) ★★★★★★★
  2. The Selection (Kiera Cass) ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR already!)
  3. Saving Ruby King (Catherine Adel West) ★★★★★★☆
  4. Drift (Clare Littlemore) ★★★★★☆☆
  5. Wild Beauty (Anna-Marie McLemore) ★★★★★★☆
  6. English Animals (Laura Kaye) ★★★★★☆☆
  7. Among The Boat People (Nhi Manh Chung) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  8. Witch’s Jewel (Kater Cheek) ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR)
  9. Dear Martin (Nic Stone) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  10. The Flatshare (Beth O’Leary) ★★★★★★☆
  11. Wolf Hall (Hilary Mantel) ★★★★☆☆☆ (off TBR)
  12. Mo’ Meta Blues (Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson)  ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR)
  13. Uncommon People (David Hepworth) ★★★★★★☆
  14. Our Dark Duet (V E Schwab) ★★★★★★☆
  15. The One (John Marrs) ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR)
  16. Queenie (Candice Carty-Williams) ★★★★★★☆
  17. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (Holly Ringland) ★★★★★★★
  18. About A Boy (Nick Hornby) ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR)
  19. The Dinner (Herman Koch) ★★★★☆☆☆
  20. It Only Happens in the Movies (Holly Bourne) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  21. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings (Maya Angelou) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  22. Tower of Thorns (Juliet Marillier) ★★★★★★☆
  23. East, West (Salman Rushdie) ★★★★☆☆☆ (off TBR)
  24. Beach Read (Emily Henry) ★★★★☆☆☆ (off TBR)
  25. Nefertiti (Michelle Moran) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  26. How To Be An Antiracist (Ibram X Kendi) ★★★★★☆☆ (off TBR)
  27. A Scot To Remember (Angeline Fortin) ★★★★★★☆ (off TBR)
  28. Feathers (Thor Hanson) ★★★★★☆☆