20 Books of Summer 2022: Progress Page

Cathy at 746 Books is hosting her 20 Books of Summer Challenge again this year. The challenge runs from June through August. There are options to read 10 or 15 books instead of the full 20. And you can swap a book, or change the list half way through if you want.

You can sign up here.

During previous summers I’ve taken part in this challenge and never managed to read the books I’ve listed, although I’ve read over 20 books during the summer months. It seems that listing books I want to read somehow takes away my desire to read them – or it maybe that other books demand to be read when the time comes. The solution seems to be don’t list the books – but that’s not the challenge!

For now these are 20 books I want to read this summer, subject to change. I’ll be pleased if I read 10 of them.

My Progress books shown in bold are ones I’ve read but have still to review:

  1. Winter Garden by Beryl Bainbridge
  2. The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
  3. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  4. In Too Deep by Bea Davenport
  5. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter
  6. Mrs March by Virginia Feito
  7. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
  8. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  9. Killing the Lawyers by Reginald Hill
  10. A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson
  11. Death in Berlin by M M Kaye
  12. True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
  13. The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic
  14. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  15. I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier
  16. Unnatural Death by Dorothy L Sayers
  17. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  18. The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown
  19. The Invisible Man by H G Wells
  20. The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith