#20BooksOfSummer report & recap

20 Books of Summer is an annual reading challenge created by Cathy at 746 Books.

The challenge takes place between June 1st and September 3rd, during which time the reader pledges to read 20 books from his or her TBR in three months.

I’m proud to say that for the second year in a row, I fulfilled my pledge. I actually exceeded my pledge in that I read and reviewed 21 titles within the time frame.

My original plan was to read the following 20 titles:

  1. Pieces like pottery by Dan Buri (318 p.) MY REVIEW
  2. Beyond the wild river by Sarah Maine (336 p.) MY REVIEW
  3. Entry Island by Peter May (544 p.)  MY REVIEW
  4. The widow’s house by Carol Goodman (368 p.)  MY REVIEW
  5. The long drop by Denise Mina (320 p.)  *still on my TBR
  6. The girl who was taken by Charlie Donlea (340 p.)  MY REVIEW
  7. Lost for words by Stephanie Butland (368 p.)  MY REVIEW
  8. Magpie murders by Anthony Horowitz (464 p.)  MY REVIEW
  9. The missing ones by Patricia Gibney (424 p.)  MY REVIEW
  10. Seas of snow by Kerensa Jennings (352 p.)  MY REVIEW
  11. The story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (240 p.) *still on my TBR
  12. Two days gone by Randall Silvis (400 p.)  MY REVIEW
  13. Local girl missing by Claire Douglas (368 p.)  MY REVIEW
  14. The birdwatcher by William Shaw (336 p.)  MY REVIEW
  15. I found you by Lisa Jewell (352 p.)  MY REVIEW
  16. A place called Winter by Patrick Gale (354 p.) *still on my TBR
  17. Call of the undertow by Linda Cracknell (256 p.)  MY REVIEW
  18. Malagash by Joey Comeau (182 p.)  MY REVIEW
  19. Evensong by Kate Southwood (240 p.)  MY REVIEW
  20. What she knew by Gilly Macmillan (496 p.)  MY REVIEW

20 subtract the three I didn’t get to = 17 books

PLUS, these four books:

Beneath the ashes by Jane Isaac (280 p.)  MY REVIEW

Grief cottage by Gail Godwin (288 p.)  MY REVIEW

Dare to remember by Susanna Beard (288 p.)  MY REVIEW

Strange things done by Elle Wild (304 p.)  MY REVIEW

Twenty-one titles and 7,300 pages.

A small dent in my TBR was created, and I mean small.


Did you participate this year?  How did you do?

Do you read MORE or LESS during the summer months?

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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15 Responses to #20BooksOfSummer report & recap

  1. That’s an awesome accomplishment. I didn’t stick to my original list, because I started Anna Karenina on a whim. I am counting that as 3 regular-sized books, so I made my goal as well. 🙂


  2. I read more in the summer. Sitting outside, I feel I can take time off to read. When I read inside I always spot something else I should be doing!

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  3. Congrats! Lots of great reads for you this summer. I also have The Long Drop on my tbr, in fact, I just grabbed it at the library last week so I need to get to it:)

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  4. Nice! You managed to knock out quite a bit of reading. I was hoping to join, but alas, real life had other plans 😉

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  5. carhicks says:

    I finished my 20th book last night. Just made it under the wire. I read many others during the three month period, but only counted the summer reads for the challenge. My books and links to my reviews can be found here: https://carlalovestoread.wordpress.com/2017/09/03/20-books-of-summer-2017/. I really enjoyed this challenge as it made me stick to a list of books. I have such a hard time doing that. If I had not seen your post on your blog about this, I would not have participated, so thanks for that. You had some good choices for your 20, some I have read, some are on my TBR, some are not and are staying off until I get it down to a manageable size.

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    • As is evident Carla, I didn’t do as well as you as far as sticking to my list goes. I exchanged three of the titles for three others – mood reading I guess. Congrats on completing your challenge. I didn’t read any other books other than the 21 I read for the challenge. Life at the cottage is too hectic what with summer visitors, swimming, etc. I hope to read more in the coming months. Fall is such a cozy reading time.

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  6. Way to go!!! 🙂 I didn’t participate in the challenge, but I did read more books than I usually read. I broke my wrist. That will make more time for reading! 🙂

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  7. Holly B / Dressedtoread says:

    I saw some great titles! Going back to read some of your reviews so I can topple my own TBR!

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  8. Congratulations! I joined in for the first time and read 6 which I really enjoyed reading.

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  9. Congratulations what a fantastic set of books although I highly recommend you don’t leave The Long Drop or A Place in Winter on your TBR for too long 🙂

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