Well, that’s it for another year.
20 Books of Summer ends today and for myself, it has been a great success.
All 5166 pages were read and then some!
I read and reviewed all 20 books – although a lot of those review were mini ones, which I had promised myself I would try to avoid. Time constraints meant that full reviews just weren’t possible this time round. Maybe next year…
I think a lot of the success of my challenge this year is down to the fact that I picked well this year and really enjoyed nearly all of my choices.
Stand outs were Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro; Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty; Don’t Skip Out On Me by Willy Vlautin and Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.
There weren’t any in my 20 that I really disliked, although A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver was disappointing and Seeing Red by Lina Meruane was admirable but left me cold.
The rest were good solid reads, with a nice mix between fiction and non-fiction (and some where those lines blurred).
So, how did you all do?
This challenge wouldn’t be half as enjoyable without so many people taking part, so thanks to you all for your posts, reviews and tweets – we were even trending on Twitter a couple of times over the summer.
Here’s to next year!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!