Well, here we are, it’s 1 June and the first day of 20 Books of Summer! For once, it actually feels like summer here in Northern Ireland with blue skies and warm sun. I may enjoy it while it lasts!
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 my pinned post here. 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 question…
What’s the strategy and what are you starting with?
I have to admit that even thought it’s only day one, I’ve already cheated a little as I started The Hours by Michael Cunningham last night and I’m loving it already.
I’m also planning to read one short story a day from the Wells Tower collection, so I can read a few books in tandem.
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 #20BooksofSummer22 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.
Last year I created a 20 Songs of Summer playlist on Spotify, so if you need a soundtrack to your reading, I’ve got you covered!
Good luck and happy reading!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!