It’s 20 Books of Summer ’20 time!

Well, here we are, it’s 1 June and the first day of 20 Books of Summer!

20 books

I have to say I have been overwhelmed (literally!) by all your support and sign-up posts – we now have over 100 people taking part across Twitter, Instagram, You Tube and blogs – which is quite amazing. You can check out all the sign up posts on the Linky website. If I haven’t commented on your sign-up post yet, do drop me a note in the comments and I’ll pop over.

There’s still time to join in if you fancy lining up 10, 15 or 20 books to read between now and 1 September.

So to the important questions.

What’s the strategy and what are you starting with?

I’m just going with whatever the mood takes me and am starting with Laura Lippman’s What The Dead Know.

What the Dead

I know from years of experience, that these first few weeks are the exciting ones where we are all brimming with enthusiasm and determination. By the time we get to week 7 though, it’s a different story!

So, it’s a long game we’re playing here but there’s lots of support so don’t forget to use the hashtag #20BooksofSummer20 to check in with everyone. I’ll be posting at the end of each month and at the halfway point (14 July) to see how everyone is doing.

I’ve also created a 20 Songs of Summer playlist on Spotify, so if you need a soundtack to your reading, I’ve got you covered!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0bE4hW1hFuwP5Ro1TneKVR?si=w2yXziBzTNeOu6cg1Vfmmg

Good luck everyone and happy reading 🙂

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20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge

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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. Congratulations (is that the right response? or commiserations?!) on such an enthusiastic if overwhelming reaction to your event! Maybe a crisis is good for something at least…

    I’ve begun preparations for reading by reading something related to a title on my list, but other than that I have no strategy, no schedule. It’s about enjoying oneself, right? 🙂

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  2. Hooray! as usual I’ve not got off to a good start as I’m still finishing off three books that are not part of the challenge. When I’ve finished those, my first 20 Books read will be Brit Bennett’s The Vanishing Half.

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  3. I’ll try reading the longer ones first so I’ll feel like I’m making great progress when I start whipping through the shorter ones as we approach August. Or I might just read them as the mood takes me. 9 books on my list are by authors I’ve read before, so if I’m feeling off my game, I know which ones will most likely recharge my batteries and get me back on course.

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  4. Wow 🤩 100 participants! That’s great, congratulations 🥳, Cathy.

    I’m on it, well sort of! I’ll be tying in with a BlogTour, book club read and, if possible, publication dates other than that I’m picking from my list as takes my fancy! I’m heavily crime fiction (a favourite genre) this year so hoping that will help towards getting to the 20 😁 with a (very) small smattering of ‘other’ genres just to mix it up.
    It’s keeping up with the reviews! I’ll read and then, most likely, have a little spurt of reviews and so on until, hopefully, all 20 are not only read but acknowledged as such. Phew! 😅

    I’m so looking forward to reading the thoughts about the books other participants are reading too! It’s going to be fun!

    Thanks, Cathy for hosting again this year.
    Janet

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  5. I don’t have a strategy! Ha ha! Just trying to keep picking up the book and not lose myself in Twitter/Instagram/News with all that’s happening right now in the U.S. Books do provide a welcome escape, but I’m also feeling very distracted. I’ve started my first book of the list, though – Kevin Nguyen’s New Waves.

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  6. This is so exciting! I’ve seen a lot of blogs I follow that are posting TBRs and exciting plans, that I cannot help but join in as well. Haven’t posted my TBR yet, but it will definitely come soon. Best of luck for everyone participating!!!

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  7. Well I’m just going oldest first, so I picked the first two off the shelf and got going with them (I thought one of them might have icky bits in and not be suitable for mealtime reading). Have fun!

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