20 Books Of Summer – 2020

It’s that time of year again! The 20 Books of Summer Challenge, hosted by Cathy, is back! This is my third year joining in and after nailing it the last two times, I have high hopes for myself that I will be successful once again. (What are the odds I just jinxed myself?)

The aim is to read and review 10, 15 or 20 books between June 1st and September 1st. The best thing about this challenge is the lack of rules. Want to swap a book? Go for it! Want to change half your list? By all means! Want to change your challenge goal halfway through the summer? Have at it!

I was planning on doing things a little differently this year. Like so many of you, my bookcases are overflowing and I’m starting to run out of space. So I wanted to mostly focus on books I’ve had for more than a year. Bar one or two. I mean, I’m sorry, but the rule in my house that whatever I’m doing will be suspended immediately when a new Karin Slaughter book arrives still stands! But when the time came to put the finishing touches to my list … well, let’s just say some more recent additions found their way onto the list, despite my good intentions. #notsorry

Here are the 20 books on my list. For now. This list has gone through so many changes already and I can’t promise you’ll be seeing these same 20 books again at the end of it all. But that’s okay! Because it’s totally allowed!

In no particular order, with links to Goodreads for your convenience. Reviews will be added as and when they are written. I hope.

Yrsa Sigurdardottir – The Legacy [review]
Sabine Durrant – Finders, Keepers [review]
Rachel Donohue – The Temple House Vanishing [review]
Olivia Kiernan – If Looks Could Kill [review]

Alex North – The Shadow Friend [review]
Will Carver – Hinton Hollow Death Trap [review]
Alice Feeney – His and Hers [review]
Mike Gayle – All The Lonely People [review]

Claire Askew – Cover Your Tracks [review]
Megan Goldin – The Night Swim [review]
Jennifer Hillier – Little Secrets [review]
Paul Cleave – Whatever It Takes [review]

Tess Little – The Octopus [review]
Catherine Ryan Howard – The Nothing Man [review]
Alex Pavesi – Eight Detectives [review]
Rhiannon Ward – The Quickening [review]

Alison Weir – Katheryn Howard : The Tainted Queen [review]
John Marrs – What Lies Between Us [review]
Rachel Amphlett – Cradle to Grave [review]
Karin Slaughter – The Silent Wife [review]

And there you have it. I’m really looking forward to tackling this list. Wish me luck!

Will you be joining in? The more, the merrier! Here’s to a great Summer! xx

41 thoughts on “20 Books Of Summer – 2020

  1. Wow, Eva, this is a fantastic list of titles💜 I really enjoyed The Girl Who Was Taken and ?Tell No One is one of my most favorite by Coben. You’ve at least five others on my shelf that I’m excited about reading. Bodes well for a great summer reading experience.

    By the way, I’m loving your new site design!

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    1. Well, I just got even more excited about Harlan Coben’s book! That’s great to know that it’s one of your favourites. I’m pretty excited about most of them. For now. 😉

      Thank you! I’m still not quite used to it but I’m getting there. xx

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  2. Love the new look! Hurrah, The Legacy! I’m going to feel so bad now if you end up hating it… 😉 I just read The Never Game and enjoyed it. Have a great summer’s reading, Eva! 😀

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  3. I just decided to give in and join as well, even though I’ll be facing Winter and not Summer. xD Love your TBR! I’ve read and enjoyed The House Guest, The Great Alone and What Lies Between Us of these. Good luck with the challenge! xx

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      1. I still think of these months as summer months even after 10 years of having inverted seasons, so I’m just going to keep pretending we won’t be having winter coming up next. 😉


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