I always look forward to joining in with Cathy at 746 Books reading challenge every summer. It’s such an easy going and fun challenge to read either 10, 15 or 20 books over the summer months.
I’ve been trying to decide on my 20 books of summer reading plans for a couple of weeks now and I think I’ve finally made my choices (although there are actually 21 books on my list as I couldn’t narrow it down any further! Plus it’s giving me options if I want to swap one for another). As has become the norm for me now I’m planning to read 20 print books over the summer, which is a real challenge for me and I’m looking forward to reading some more books from my bookshelves.
Here are my 20 books of summer:
All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks
Just Ignore Him by Alan Davies
Look What You Made Me Do by Helene Walsmley-Johnson
Not That Kind of Love by Clare and Greg Wise
Driven by Rosemary Smith
No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox
Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
The Push by Ashley Audrain
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
XX by Angela Chadwick
The Time it Takes to Fall by Margaret Lazarus Dean
The Betrayals by Maureen Lindley
How to be Safe by Tom McAllister
The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall
The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar
A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson
The Light Between Us by Katie Khan
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan
Yuki Means Happiness by Alison Jean Lester
So there we have it… my 21 books of summer! I hope to read all of them but I struggle with reading physical books so I’ll just enjoy what I can read. I’ll still be reading other books on my Kindle and audio books so I can always switch my plans to those books if I need to.
What are you planning to read over the summer? I’d love to know what your reading plans are. 🙂
23 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer 2021!”
Great selection. I’m cheating and choosing from a pile of 50. Of which I’ve already read two and added another two…
Thank you! Wow, a pile of 50 – maybe I should have done that as every time I put together a TBR I then want to read anything but what’s on there. I hope you enjoy your reading over the summer. 🙂
Interesting list – good luck! 😀
Thank you 🙂
Push is so good
That’s good to know, I can’t wait to read it!
Your pics are gorgeous! Great list. I loved The Argonauts and The Red Word. Good luck and happy reading!
Thank you 🙂 I’m keen to get to The Argonauts as it’s been on my bookcase for ages now, it’s good to know you loved it.
I don’t know most of these books, but Hamnet was amazing. I just finished Sweet Sorrow, which was a good summer read though not my favorite by Nicholls. Enjoy your summer reading!
Thank you, I’m really keen to get to Hamnet. I’ve been putting it off as I know I’m going to adore it but want to be sure that I pick it up at the right time.
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Great list and a lot that I have never heard of and am adding to my TBR!
Thank you, I hope you enjoy any of the books you pick up from my list.
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That looks like a lovely pile! I always do my 20Books out of print books, too, and off the TBR – a bit challenging this year when trying to keep up with NetGalley and review copies! I posted about mine last month and shared more details on my first six yesterday … Happy reading!
Thank you, I’m looking forward to (hopefully) reading them all. I’m trying to keep up with my NetGalley books as well so it’s going to be a challenge this year. I’ll have a look for your post soon. Happy reading to you too!
They look so tempting laid out like that. I have Hamnet on my summer TBR too. Good luck!
Thank you. I’m really looking forward to Hamnet but have kept putting it off for the right time. I think it’s going to be amazing. Good luck to you too. 🙂
That’s such a great twist just reading physical books! Great TBR too… Good luck with the challenge!
Thank you, it makes it more challenging but it makes me focus more on physical books. 🙂 x
I’m doing 10, but enjoy Hamnet – it was my #1 runaway favorite book of 2020!
Good luck with your ten picks for the summer reading challenge. I can’t wait to read Hamnet, I’ve heard only good things about it.
Actually, I might go up to 15!