20 Books of Summer 2022

The 20 Books of Summer annual event, hosted by Cathy at 746 Books came to an end yesterday. I actually read just 10 of the 20 books I listed (I did swap some of the original list!) and still have 3 of the books to review. And over the summer I read a further 10 books – just not books that I’d originally listed! I’m not too good at sticking to reading lists.

These are my 10 Books of Summer

  1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  2. In Too Deep by Bea Davenport
  3. The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter
  4. The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
  5. A Tapping at My Door by David Jackson
  6. Death in Berlin by M M Kaye
  7. True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
  8. The Hiding Place by Simon Lelic
  9. A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute
  10. The Key in the Lock by Beth Underdown

Joint favourites are The Riddle of the Third Mile and The Hiding Place!

12 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer 2022

  1. You have a great list here, Margaret! I like Lelic’s work, so I’m glad to hear that this one is a good ‘un. And in my opinion, you can’t go far wrong with Colin Dexter! I’m glad you had a good reading summer, even though you didn’t read the books you’d set out to read.

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  2. I think 10 out of 20 is doing pretty well! (I’m not so great at sticking to lists myself; I regard them as mere starting points!). I just checked out your review of The Hiding Place, which really sounds intriguing (I’ve been meaning to read something by Lelic for some time now and this may be a good place to start)

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  3. I didn’t manage to read all of mine either. Usual story, make a list and then get distracted by some other shiny object. I think next year I might just aim for ten and I won’t feel too intimidated.

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  4. I read 11 if I don’t count the books I read that were not on my list. But it’s not the number of books read that matters is it? The real question is whether you enjoyed reading the books

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    1. Of course you are right, BookerTalk – The real question is whether you enjoyed reading the books. I did, inevitably some were more enjoyable than others. At this time of year I often decide that I won’t take part in reading challenges next year. It’s not the reading that bothers me it’s the feeling that I’m reading to meet deadlines and I don’t need that.


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