20 Books of Summer Challenge #20booksofsummer20 #amreading #amreviewing #damppebbles #bookblogger

“Call me a glutton for punishment but after my complete failure to get anywhere near completing Cathy’s #20BooksofSummer challenge (check out her BRILLIANT blog at 746 Books) last year I’m going to take the plunge and try again this Summer.”

That’s how I started my last #20BooksofSummer post in May 2019. Seems only fitting that I start this year with the same bewildered, naive, unjustified belief in myself 😂. In 2018 I failed to read twenty books so I sensibly cut it down to fifteen for the following year. I failed that too. So, continuing the sensible approach I took last year, I should cut it down further to ten for 2020, right? Heck no. Where’s the fun in that?! This year, the year of the quarantine, I’m going for the big one again – twenty books in three months. Twenty books in THREE months. I’m hoping the more I say it, the less scary it will sound. TWENTY books in three months. Nope, still scary. 🤣

Our lovely host as always is the fabulous Cathy. If you would like to take part yourself then you’re very welcome to join in – the more, the merrier. More information about #20BooksofSummer can be found HERE and if you decide to take the plunge, add your sign up list to this post.

This year my list is basically 75% of my NetGalley shelf plus two other books I need to read for July and August. One is a blog tour read, the other was sent to me by the publisher. In theory, if I read the eighteen books on my NetGalley shelf, then I only have six NG books left to read – hurrah! It’s taken me so, so, SO long to reduce my shelf that I feel a lot more determined than I normally do. I’m ready to kick NG butt! Here are my beautiful books…

Last Breath by Robert Bryndza
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
Halfway by B.E. Jones
The Proposal by S.E. Lynes
The Killer You Know by S.R. Masters

The Betrayals by Fiona Neill
Written in Bones by James Oswald
The Hunted by Gabriel Bergmoser
Her Husband’s Lover by Julia Crouch
Tattletale by Sarah Naughton

Midtown Huckster by Leopold Borstinski
Blood Lines by Angela Marsons
Cut to the Bone by Alex Caan
Her Last Breath by Alison Belsham
The Secret by Katerina Diamond

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia
The Guest House by Abbie Frost
The Home by Mats Strandberg
The Search Party by Simon Lelic
The Shadow Friend by Alex North

Gorgeous aren’t they? Have you read any of them? Which ones did you love? Are you taking part in the challenge this year? I’d love to see your books so please feel free to leave a link to your challenge post in the comments!

Wish me luck. I think I’m going to need it. I’m going to try and write a #20booksofsummer20 update post at the end of each month to keep track of how I’m doing. Wish me luck for that too, I’m not the best at monthly posts. If you would like evidence, please search for #CaseClosed on the blog 😬

If you would like to join in with the challenge too then there’s still plenty of time as we don’t kick off until 1st June. Go on, give it a try. How hard can it be, right…? 😉

Wish me luck (really, I’m begging you!) and I’ll see you on the other side!

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44 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer Challenge #20booksofsummer20 #amreading #amreviewing #damppebbles #bookblogger

    • Thanks for setting everything up again this year, Cathy. And for the encouragement which I definitely need 🤣. I’m trying new visualisation techniques as I need all the help I can get! x

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  1. Good luck with the challenge. I loved The Silent Patient, The Betrayals was okay. Some of these are also on my TBR so will be watching for your reviews. I just hope I don’t change up my list after reading everyone else’s lists.

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