20 Books of Summer


It’s that time of year again everyone, where we all challenge ourselves over the summer to read a selected amount of books. You have the option to join in and choose between  reading 10, 15 or if you’re really daring, 20 books this summer! I’m always up for a challenge so I’m going to be selecting to read 20 books this summer, so fingers crossed. Just take a photo of your chosen TBR and off you go.

This is a recurring challenge hosted by Cathy746Books  and is one that I participated in last year. Check out her site as it gives a lot more details, plus you can also link up your “20 Books Of Summer 2020” post so she knows who’s participating this year.

My main problem when it comes to these types of challenges is selecting my TBR in advance. Especially for this one which takes place over three months!! and I am more of a mood reader. I am going to do a bit of a mixed TBR, which I will hopefully stick to, but I’m not going to worry if I drift a little, as long as I read 20 books this Summer.

Pick your own books you want to read during this challenge, whether you want to read 10, 15 or 20 and use the hashtag #20booksofsummer20 when talking about each of the books. The challenge takes place between 1st June to 1st September.

I have only chosen 12 books for my TBR instead of 20, for two reasons. I want to have some leg room to change my TBR around if my mood wants me to and this missing 8 books feels like it allows me to do that. I also want to read and reduce the books on my NetGalley shelf and other books I currently have to read, which aren’t physical books, so again, leaving room for 8 books to allow me to do this. The books I’ve chosen for my TBR for this Reading Challenge are:

  • The Muse – Jessie Burton
  • Annihilation #1 – Jeff Vandermeer 
  • The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon
  • Dark Matter – Blake Crouch
  • Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
  • The Family Louise Jensen
  • I Let You Go – Claire Mackintosh 
  • Circe – Madeline Miller
  • Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng
  • Dorothy Must Die – Danielle Paige
  • What We Saw – Aaron Hartzler (Re-Read)
  • Shadow Kiss #3 – Richelle Mead

Lets get reading everyone! 🙂

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Hello! My name is Shayney Hardcastle. I am a massive book enthusiast so I created this blog as my own little place where I can write and express my thoughts and review each book I have read. I am 23 and am currently living in a small town in Wales, in the United Kingdom, and love how reading let's me explore the world outside of this small town. I have also recently been sent more and more books and ARC by authors to review and wanted a place to review them that wasn't just on Goodreads and Amazon.

12 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer

    1. Thank you. I enjoyed taking part last year and is a fun way to keep track and to ensure I stick to my reading goal 😊


    1. Absolutely! With everything that’s been going on lately… let’s have some fun reading. Plus we have the sun 🌞📖🥤


    1. Thank you. I had them both for gifts and I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to read them both. I can’t wait any longer, especially with the new series for Little Fires Everywhere being released and the advert for it being shown everywhere!! I’m afraid I’m going to be shown spoilers for it 🙅‍♀️

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  2. oooh, you have to read Jesse Burton, so glad you’re getting around to it. No pressure. I want to read the third book in the Southern Reach trilogy (Annhiliation is book one it’s so weird and good!) but I’ve bought so many books and I was trying to find a fairly cheap copy.
    Shall I do this 20 books of summer this year? Thinking about it.

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    1. Yepp I’m finally getting round to it and I’m hoping it’s going to be as good as you and Rachel keep telling me. I’ve been enjoying weird books that have been outside my usual genre so I think I’m going to enjoy Annihilation.
      You should! It doesn’t have to be 20 books!! I’m going to try and read as much before we go back to work, as we both know we’re not going to have much time to read. (Im kinda hoping for an additional three weeks lockdown at the end of June so we don’t go back to for my birthday – because that will suck!)


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