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:
- Winter Garden by Beryl Bainbridge
- The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
- The Awakening by Kate Chopin
- In Too Deep by Bea Davenport
- The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter
- Islands of Abandonment: Life in the Post-Human Landscape by Cal Flyn
- Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
- Killing the Lawyers by Reginald Hill
- A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson
- Death in Berlin by M M Kaye
- The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic
- The Children Act by Ian McEwan
- I’ll Never Be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier
- Undercurrent by Barney Norris
- Maigret and the Ghost by Georges Simenon
- Spoon-Fed by Tim Spector
- King Solomon’s Carpet by Barbara Vine
- The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown
- The Invisible Man by H G Wells
- The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith
What will you be reading?