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 comments for “20 Books Of Summer – 2020

  1. May 29, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Good luck Eva. I’m tempted to join in, I’ve been reading loads during lockdown!

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    • May 29, 2020 at 10:42 am

      Do it, Kerrie! It’s the most relaxing challenge ever and if you’re already reading so much, this should be a total breeze! The worst part is putting your list together 😅

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  2. May 29, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Thanks so much for joining in again! Looks like you have a great summer of reading planned. Good luck!

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    • May 29, 2020 at 10:43 am

      Since it looks like going on holiday is off the table this year, this will be the highlight of my Summer 😄


  3. May 29, 2020 at 10:29 am

    I think I’ll be joining the challenge! Will be the first challenge on my blog too so I’m excited 😁

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    • May 29, 2020 at 10:44 am

      Oooh, that IS exciting! You’ve picked the perfect challenge to begin with! Good luck! 🥳

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  4. May 29, 2020 at 11:13 am

    Terrific books! Looking forward to what your thoughts are. Enjoy!

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  5. May 29, 2020 at 11:19 am

    From memory, I loved Tell No One. Now will we see these 20 again LOL

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  6. May 29, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Fab list! I knew I shouldn’t have looked. I want to change and add some to my list 🙈😂 xx

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  7. May 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    Every list I look at makes me want to change mine. So many great books on this list. You have a great summer of reading ahead. Enjoy.

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    • May 31, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Oh, I know the feeling! I have to sit on my hands not to change anything about it already and the challenge hasn’t even started yet! Hope you enjoy your choices too!

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      • May 31, 2020 at 2:36 pm

        Thanks, I know I like what is on my list, just like so many others as well.

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  8. May 29, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Great titles! Good luck with the challenge and have a safe and happy summer. ❤📚

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  9. May 29, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    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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    • May 31, 2020 at 11:14 am

      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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  10. May 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    I certainly wish you luck and, more importantly, hope you read some great books 😁

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    • May 31, 2020 at 11:15 am

      I hope so too. Although, that’s why I like this challenge. If I don’t, I can swap them out and move on.

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  11. May 29, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Fab list I loved Black Rabbit Hall and A Wash of Black. Good luck! xx

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  12. Jo
    May 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Good luck, Eva! Love the look of this list 🙂

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  13. May 29, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    That there is a good list and one I would happily read through. Good look xx

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    • May 31, 2020 at 11:18 am

      Thank you! Are you joining in? Sorry if you did a post about this. I have zero attention span this week. 😳

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      • May 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm

        Yeah I did, I’m doing 15 this year but will possibly add 5 lucky dips books. I can’t seem to concentrate either, I’m either out gardening or got my nose stuck in a book xx

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  14. May 30, 2020 at 5:24 am

    You have some really great reads there. Enjoy! 😷❤😍📚

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  15. May 31, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    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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  16. Yvo
    June 2, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    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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    • June 7, 2020 at 11:35 am

      So glad you’re joining in as well, despite it being the wrong season for you 😂

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      • Yvo
        June 11, 2020 at 12:38 am

        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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