TCL joins the #20booksofsummer22 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, and tag Cathy @ 746 Books.
  • When you post a review of one of those books between June 1 and September 1, use the #20booksofsummer22 hashtag on Twitter (and all your other social media).

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 (or Dean Street Press’ website)!

  1. A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons by Kate Khavari
  2. The Ghosts of Paris by Tara Moss
  3. For Those Who are Lost by Julia Bryan Thomas
  4. Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini
  5. Delphi by Clare Pollard
  6. The Forty Elephants by Erin Bledsoe
  7. Water Weed by Alice Campbell
  8. The Click of the Gate by Alice Campbell (Edit: This also qualifies for Big Book of Summer)
  9. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear (finish reading)
  10. Zorrie by Laird Hunt

For your information, the two books in slots 7 and 8 are both Dean Street Press books being released on June 6, and I’m not sure I’ll get to either or both of them. Plus, there’s supposed to be another Classics Club Spin in June, so if I don’t get to one of those, maybe I’ll have one of the classics in this list instead!

Also, I might change Zorrie out for the Big Book of Summer reading challenge (10th anniversary this year), which will probably be “Standing in the Rainbow” by Fannie Flagg.

18 thoughts on “TCL joins the #20booksofsummer22 Reading Challenge!

  1. I’m finally joining in this challenge for the first time. I’ve picked out 20 books from my backlist, but I’ll be happy if I get through 10. Good luck to you and happy reading!

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    1. Yes, I know. Gone and dead. Stolen from me! I never got much out of Instagram (although I was getting close to 1000 followers) so I don’t think I’ll start a new account there. Too much work for too little in return.


  2. This looks like a good list of books for summer reading. I have only read Birds of a Feather, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  3. Nice choices! I’ll be joining in but I won’t know what I’m planning to read until the end of the month, as it will constitute the next 20 books on my TBR. I usually incorporate Virago books in it for August but only have two on the TBR at the moment and one I was planning to read this month! Although I do count Women’s Press, Persephone and DSP in that category, too! Happy reading!

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