Most summers I see various people doing the 20 Books of Summer (the sign-up post is there) reading challenge but have never attempted it myself. I thought this year I would join in and see how far I can get with it.
It's being hosted by 746 Books and the aim is to list 20 books of your own choosing and see if you can read them between the 1st. June and the 1st. September.
There aren't many rules, you can drop a book if you like, or drop your number from 20 to 15 or 10, whatever suits you. Follow the link to the challenge site to for a complete list.
So anyway, without further ado, these are my 20 books.
1. Persuasion - Jane Austen
2. The Shell Seekers - Rosamunde Pilcher
3. Washington Black - Esi Edugyan
4. The Giver of Stars - Jojo Moyes
5. The Book Collectors of Daraya - Delphine Minoui
6. The Path to the Sea - Liz Fenwick
7. The Towers of Trebizond - Rose Macaulay
8. The End of the Road - Jack Cooke
9. Wanderers - Keri Andrews
10. Off the Map - Alistair Bonnet
11. Faring to France on a Shoe - Val Poore
12. A Borrowing of Bones - Paula Munnier
13. The Mauritius Command - Patrick O'Brian
14. A Quiet Life in the Country - T.E. Kinsey
15. One Summer in Crete - Nadia Marks
16. The Other Bennet Sister - Janice Hadlow
17. Through Siberia by Accident - Dervla Murphy
18. People Missing in the Woods - Steph Young
19. The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths
20. My Lemon Grove Summer - Jo Thomas
OK, so I doubt I'll manage to read all of those in 3 months. I certainly think 10 is doable though and who knows, maybe more. I've tried to be careful in my choices, choosing books I'd planned to read fairly soon anyway, and a good mix of fiction and non-fiction, real books and Kindle reads. Plus, I've attempted to list lighter reads rather than anything deep or depressing, though it could be argued that People Missing in the Woods will not exactly be light-hearted. And of course, it wouldn't be me if there wasn't a load of travelling going on in most of the books (not all).
Anyway, whatever happens... it ought to be fun, didn't it?