20 Books of Summer – coming to a blog near you soon!

OK, it is official.

20 Books of Summer is on again and this is your three-week call!

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Do you fancy getting 20 books off your TBR in three months? Think of the joys that this challenge brings:

  • All that deliberating over what books to choose and how many – 10, 15 or the Full Monty?
  • Crazed reading during the warmest months of the year
  • Decisions over how you measure your progress – by books read per month? Or pages read by day?
  • Panicked reviewing as you try to cram everything in to the time frame

Ah, but you all know it is a lot more fun than that! It’s pretty common knowledge that I am the slackest challenge host and will bend the rules to help anyone reach their goal.

Want to swap a book? Go for it.

Fancy changing your list half way through? No problem.

Deciding to drop your goal from 20 to 15? I am fine with that.

I’m sure Want to swap a book? Go for it.

Fancy changing your list half way through? No problem.

Deciding to drop your goal from 20 to 15? I am fine with that.

I will be using one or two of those tricks myself to try to read all 20 myself.

Choosing your list of books is half the fun as is following along with everyone’s progress on the #20booksofsummer hashtag.

This year I am kicking off on Monday 3 June and finishing on Monday 3 September. Last year I completed my challenge, read, and reviewed all 20 books, so the pressure is well and truly on.

If you want to join in, just take the Books of Summer image, pick your own 10, 15 or 20 books you would like to read and link back to my Master post from 3 June so I know that you are taking part.  I’d love your support and do hope some of you will take part.

This year, I set myself the challenge of getting my TBR down into the 400s and it’s going well, but to help it along, I plan to read 20 physical books all from the 746.

Check back in next Monday when I’ll post my list , if I can finish tinkering with it that is! The Master post will also be up next week and you’ll be able to link your reading lists so we can all cheer each other along.

So, who is joining me for another summer of reading madness?


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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

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  1. Argh, I definitely want to do this again, but I really want to get through my TBR pile before it starts so I get to pick some new books for it, alongside the books I’ve already committed to read in 2019 (there are currently only 5 books on the pile so this should technically be doable, but we’ll see if it actually happens or not.)

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  2. Yay!! Fabulous to hear it’s all happening again so count me in!! Now to sort out the 20 books I plan on reading! Do I go for e-books? Paperbacks? Hardbacks?! aarrgghh there’s too many… Decisions, decisions!! 😉


  3. I think I may well join in this year for the first time! I do like it when I can combine different challenges, in whole or in part. So, I’ve scarcely touched my Classics Club list this year, so quite a few of these would no doubt appear. Also, some kind person sent me the recent Roddy Doyle book, so that’d be there too! In addition I’d promised myself I’d complete the last two of a Robertson Davies trilogy for a fellow blogger’s August event, so… You get the picture.

    Twenty books in four months? Well I managed 30+ up to the end of April, so 20 can’t be that hard, can it? 🙂 So thanks, I think I’ve talked myself into it!


  4. Yessssss definitely playing! I’m going to see what the state of my “work TBR” is at the beginning of June – I may take all of my books from there, or intersperse some non-work choices, depending. Excited!


  5. Oh my gosh, is it that time again already?? I’ve been looking forward to this, though. My TBR is now so ridiculously huge….I’m torn between making a list of 20 books *entirely* from my Read Around the World project or to mix up a bit of everything. Maybe I should make two piles and put them in a contest?


  6. I am so hopeless at sticking to a list even with one or two swaps, that I can’t decide whether to join in or not. There are other summer challenges I might join in with. Hmmm I will let you know. Good luck. 😊


  7. I love 20 Books of Summer! Maybe because I just like making lists. I think this summer I’m going to try to read at least half books I already own. I read a lot from the library, but then I’m constantly on their schedule, not mine.


  8. Ah, is it time for my annual dose of failure again already? Oh well, it keeps me humble I suppose… I shall go off and compile a list of the books I *ought* to read this summer… 😀


  9. Hooray! Yes, yes, indeed, yes. I need to work out if I’m gong to put my large review books on it or not; I think I added my Iris Murdochs last year and will have to this year as I’ve got to the very substantial ones. Then August will feature lots of Viragoes and Persephones, oooh, I feel a pile coming on! I might make them all physical books this year so I can photograph the whole pile!


  10. I’m impressed you managed to complete the reading AND do all the reviews!. I start off with good intentions but once the list is ready I seem to go off those particular books and wish I had chosen a completely different list.

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  11. I’m planning to join in again, but I think I’m going to be busier than usual this summer so I might have to go for the 10 or 15 book option this time. Looking forward to it!


  12. Yessssss! I’ve been waiting for this Cathy! 😀 I’ve been off my blog for the last 4.5 months but am sooo coming back for this. I had so much fun with this last year 😀


  13. I’m in for the first time. I recently made a list of books that I somehow missed the first time round and really do want to read. I’m sure I can take twenty from there. And, having taken delivery this very morning of a brand new bookcase, I even have somewhere to put them!


  14. I think I want to do this. I spend a lot of time early in the year on a social media break, and reading from my own TBR. But then I got back on social media, and all of a sudden I’m flitting between new releases and library books. Not bad things, but, I kind of liked the calmness of just reading what I’ve got. Thanks for organizing, I’ve often watched from afar!


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