TCL joins the #20booksofsummer21 Reading Challenge!

Sign Up to Join this year’s 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge Here!


About the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge

The 20 Books of Summer is an annual reading challenge which is the brainchild of Cathy @ 746 Books! This year she says “I am kicking off on Tuesday 1 June and finishing on Wednesday 1 September.”

The rules for the 20 Books of Summer are simple:

  • Decide which books you want to read between June 1 and September 1.
  • Post about your joining and which books you want to read on your blog.
  • Sign up for the challenge through the linky page here with that blog post.
  • When you post a review of one of those books between June 1 and September 1, use the #20booksofsummer21 on Twitter.

There are three levels in the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge:

Note that Cathy says:

It’s pretty common knowledge that I am the slackest challenge host and will bend the rules to help anyone reach their goal.

Want to swap a book? Go for it.

Fancy changing your list half way through? No problem.

Deciding to drop your goal from 20 to 15 (or even 10)? I am fine with that.

Yeah, that’s it actually – choose how many books you want to read, and then… READ THEM!

Here are the list of my books for the challenge, and I’m only going to go with 10 (remember… slow reader… mildly dyslexic), with links to the books on Goodreads!

  1. Ever Rest by Roz Morris
  2. Mrs. Lorimer’s Quiet Summer by Molly Clavering
  3. Apricot Sky by Ruby Ferguson
  4. Sisters of Resistance by Christine Wells
  5. Address Unknown by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
  6. The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict & Victoria Christopher Murray
  7. The War Nurse by Tracey Enerson Wood (sorry, that got DNFed). I’m replacing it with Curtain by Agatha Christie
  8. ADDITION: Murder in Married Life by Alice Morice
  9. ADDITION: Short Dog: Cab Drivers Stories from the L.A. Streets by Dan Fante
  10. Three Words for Goodbye by Heather Webb & Hazel Gaynor
  11. The Last and the First by Nina Berberova
  12. Yours Cheerfully by AJ Pearce
  13. Four Minutes by Natalya Deleva (Translated by Izidora Angel)
  14. More than I Love My Life by David Grossman

Yes, I know there are 12 14 books here and not 10, but I’m giving myself two extras in case I DNF one or two of them! Also, the two books in slots 2 and 3 are both Dean Street Press books, and I’m not sure I’ll get to them both. By the way, I could have included the new Taylor Jenkins Read book, Malibu Rising, but I hope to finish reading and reviewing it by its release date, which is June 1. If so, I might be able to read and review Roz’s book before June 1, so I need that extra cushion. (Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures of the covers here. Blame Goodreads!)

20 Books of Summer 2021

20 thoughts on “TCL joins the #20booksofsummer21 Reading Challenge!

  1. Enjoy the challenge! Curious to see your thoughts on the latest by Marie Benedict. I have always been slightly disappointed by her books, so right now I’m not counting on reading it, but you may be able to convince me.
    Years ago, I listened to To the End of the Land, by Grossman, and really enjoyed it.
    I just posted my own list today

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  2. Honoured to be on your list, Davida! And do I spot a Ruby Ferguson there? I only know her pony books, but they were an absolute favourite when I was a kid. I knew she wrote adult novels as well but they’re not nearly as well known. You are truly well read. xx

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  3. I haven’t read any of the books of your list but I did just finish clicking on a few. Personal Librarian sounds fascinating — I might keep that one in mind myself! Ever Rest also looks pretty absorbing. As for Dean Street, well, I just finished (a different) one myself! Usually they’re as light as a soap bubble and perfect for certain moods.
    Good luck with the challenge — I look forward to some interesting reviews!

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