Wednesday, 22 May 2019

20 Books of Summer

This challenge is hosted by 746 books and I will join this year. I really need to lower by TBR books and this might be the way. The overall rules below, but more on 746 book's website:
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
I will really try to follow the list. However, I know myself and as soon as I make a list to read I tend to read something out of the list! Yep, that me. Disciplin is the word I guess. These are books I really want to read, they have been on my shelves a long time, and... maybe this is the summer it will all happen. I go for 20, but you can choose 10 or 15 as well. 

  1. Ashdown-Hill, John - Eleanor, the Secret Queen
  2. Barry, Sebastian - On Canaan's Side
  3. Boyd, William - Ordinary Thunderstorms
  4. Byatt, A.S. - The Children's Book
  5. Ferguson, Niall - The Ascent of Money
  6. Freud, Esther - Mr Mac and Me
  7. Hadley, Tessa - The Past
  8. Hughes-Hallett, Lucy - Cleopatra
  9. Jacobovici, Simcha and Wilson, Barrie - The Lost Gospel - Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene
  10. Larkin, Philip - The Whitsun Wedding (poetry)
  11. Lee, Hermione - Edith Wharton
  12. MacEwan, Helen - Winifred Gérin: Biographer of the Brontës
  13. MacKrell, Judith - Flappers
  14. McBain, Laurie - Tears of Gold
  15. Maugham, W. Somerset - A Writer's Notebook
  16. Meyer, Stephanie - The Host
  17. Nesbo, Joe - Pansarhjärta
  18. Nicholl, Charles - The Lodger, Shakespeare on Silver Street
  19. Swingler, Susan - The House of Fiction
  20. Terzani, Tiziano - A Fortune-Teller Told Me
In alphabetical order according to authors. Some I have actually started, but not got very far. I hope I will finish them this summer. You know of any of the books? Read them maybe? Please let me know.


  1. The Children's Book is one of my favourite books ever! The rest are all unread/unknown by me.

    Good luck with your list _ I'll be posting mine later next week :-)

    1. I bought it directly from the author. She was in Brussels on a lecture tour. She was great to listen to, and so interesting when she was telling us the background to the story. The book is signed as well, so I treasure it more for it.

  2. I'm so embarrassed to say I haven't read a single one of these! But I think my goal for summer -- June through August, we'll say -- is 15. Unless I hit the two 500 page bios I have on my shelf. Then we may need to renegotiate that goal!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog and comments. So lovely to see you there!

    1. Don't be. Most of the time I read other book bloggers and don't know about the books or the authors. There are so many of them out there. If something sounds interesting I am adding them to my ever increasing to read list.