My 20 Books of Summer Wrap-Up!

I can’t believe the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge (run by Cathy at 746 Books) is over already! This summer seems to have flown by even though I’ve spent the entirety of it in my home.

So I set myself a very rigid list of 20 physical books that I wanted to read this summer. (The rules for this challenge are very flexible but I wanted to make myself read a particular set of books). Unfortunately my disability flared up and I’m back to struggling to hold physical books so my 20 books of summer plan stalled a few weeks ago now. I did manage to read 12 of the books on my list before then (and I’m halfway through a 13th) and I’m really happy with what I managed to read. Also, one of the 12 that I read was the humongous Ducks, Newburyport (which at over a thousand pages could count as three novels!).

I did also read a lot of books on my Kindle and I listened to quite a few audiobooks so I did plenty of reading over the summer, I just didn’t manage to read what I planned on.

Here are the books that I managed to read this summer (from my original list).

I enjoyed all twelve of the books that I read but I think my favourite has to be Ducks, Newburyport. Once I got to grips with the way it’s written I just wanted to devour it, it really is an incredible novel and one I keep finding myself thinking about.

Did you take part in the 20 Books of Summer challenge? How did you get on? I hope you enjoyed all that you read over the summer, and here’s to an autumn full of fabulous books! ๐Ÿ™‚

37 thoughts on “My 20 Books of Summer Wrap-Up!

  1. I did take part in the challenge and managed to complete it but only by using the flexibility to swap books, a temptation which you resisted. And I definitely think Ducks, Newburyport should count as three books!

  2. Sorry to hear about the flare-up and I think you did really well – esp as a 1,000 page novel is really three or four, right?!
    I did manage it this year, with some swaps out for various reasons, and got in a few days early, too, though I had to get my head right down and readreadread as got a bit worried.

    • Thank you. I’ve been doing more physio exercises recently while my husband was still on furlough and could help me so I think I’ve overdone it a little. Well done on completing your 20 Books of Summer! I think next time I will be allowing swaps and not trying to stick so rigidly to my TBR.

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