20 Books of Summer 2017!

20 books

1 summer.

95 Days.

20 Books.

6128 pages.

65 pages a day.

Can I keep up my winning streak and complete my 20 Books of Summer challenge this year?

From now until 3 September I will be attempting to read my 20 Books of Summer. Why not join in with your own 20 (or 10, or 15!), read along with some of the books or just cheer me on as I try and get that dreaded 746 down by another 20 in just 3 months.

Here are my 20 books:

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  • The Hunters by Claire Messud
  • The Blue Tango by Eoin McNamee
  • The Yellow Wallpaper by Christine Perkins Gilman
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July
  • Sundance Kids: How The Mavericks Took Over Holywood by James Mottram
  • Calf by Andrea Kleine
  • A Goat’s Song by Dermot Healy
  • Dead Stars by Bruce Wagner
  • The London Train by Tessa Hadley
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro
  • Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock Star Fantasist by Simon Armitage
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee
  • Bad Behaviour by Mary Gaitskill
  • Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • Duplicate Keys by Jane Smiley
  • Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey
  • Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson

Now, anyone who knows me, knows I am flexible with rules, so I may swap some books for something else during the course of the challenge and I will be keeping reviews short and sweet for the sake of my sanity!

If you are taking part, please link up your list of books to the Linky below. I look forward to seeing your choices!


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  7. I posted my list today! On your list I’ve read three: The Awakening, Olive Kitteredge, and Norwegian Wood. I also have Housekeeping on my list, it’s been sitting on my shelf for a while and supposed to be really good.

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  10. Great list Cathy. I’ve read Gilman, Chopin, Murakami, and I’m pretty sure I’ve read the Carey and Smiley (if the Smiley is the friends in the city one). All worth reading. I have a couple on my TBR including Robinson and Strout. Would love to join one year but this year we are travelling for a month in July and I know what that will do to my reading!

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  18. Amazing project. I am still tempted to join even though I will know from day 1 that I’m going to miserably fail. Anyway, I’m super excited about you reviewing The Awakening (one of my all time favourite novels), and The Hunters by Claire Messud which I had never heard about, but since I loved The Woman Upstairs so much, this has to be just perfect.

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    • I can’t wait to read The Awakening now, as all my favourite bloggers seem to love it! I’ve just finished The Hunters and enjoyed it very much – review should be up next week.


  19. The Awakening is an excellent classic – and short too. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! Good luck with your summer reading. I’m about to start my winter reading. I usually read a lot more in winter so I’ll looking forward to making progress with my reading goals.

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