Way back in the mists of time, before the heatwave we had here in London, I signed up for #20BooksofSummer because:
[…] as my reading is going pretty well this year I decided it was time that I took part in a challenge, and thought that this one (hosted by Cathy over at 746Books) was ideal. The twist is that I’ll be reading only books on my Kindle app; this doesn’t mean that I’m giving up on #ReadingMuriel2018 – I (foolishly) believe I can do both!
I’m very late reporting back (here’s Cathy’s closing post from 4 September) but in case you need a bit of a hint – not only couldn’t I do both, I didn’t complete either 😞
I’ve repeated my original list below – the items in bold are the ones that I read, though with the move to the new blog I decided not to go back and complete any outstanding reviews. All of the books I finished are really enjoyable. So here we go:
- You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames (I also watched the film version which was excellent)
- Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam
- All That Remains by Sue Black
- The Boy on the Bridge by MR Carey
- The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
- Who Killed Sherlock Holmes by Paul Cornell
- The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox
- Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Piu Eatwell
- Winter Tide by Ruthanna Emrys
- The Keeper by Alastair Gunn
- Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
- Slow Horses by Mick Herron
- The Summer Children by Dot Hutchinson
- Head On by John Scalzi
- I Still Dream by James Smythe
- The Hunger by Alma Katsu
- The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
- The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
- Gilded Cage by Vic James
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
In summary I read 18 books over the summer; 10 from my list, 3 Muriels and 5 others. I’m pretty happy with the outcome, so will definitely take part again next year.
3 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer Report Card”
Great job! I really need to keep better track of the books I read, because I do not read them all 🙂
Well done, that’s awesome! I am so bad at sticking to reading plans, so I never do anything like this, but I’m legit in awe of people who do.
Thanks Jenny. The trick for me is to have a number to aim for but not to choose the books in advance so it doesn’t feel like a chore. As if reading is ever a chore!