#20BooksofSummer an annual challenge hosted by Cathy at 746Books and one I’ll be joining in for the first time, though I did eye it in the past as well. This is a simple and flexible challenge where you pick a list of 10, 15 or 20 books to read between 1 June and 1 September 2022. And that’s not all, one can change one’s list, drop the number down, swap books–it’s all allowed.
Since despite my best intentions, I seem to be perpetually swimming in a sea of review copies, greedily sought from NetGalley and Edelweiss, and also Booktasters, for this year, I’ve decided to limit my list to 10, at least to start with. Since one can revise one’s list, I’ll see how things stand midway and may decide to increase my list to 15 (or who knows–miracles do occur–20!).
My entries are all chosen from the physical books I have on my TBR pile (mountain is a better word), which has been suffering neglect as a result of said sea of review copies. Of my ten choices, nine have featured in past Shelf Control posts about books lingering on my shelves though I’ve been meaning to read them, and I’m hoping, this challenge gets me to finally start reading these books, which I really do want to very much.
So here it is (all the links are to my shelf control posts which contain a description of the book except for the Alexander McCall Smith which links to its goodreads page):
- Father Goose by William Lishman
- The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
- And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
- Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
- The Kalahari Typing School for Men by Alexander McCall Smith
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
- The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson
- The Familiars by Stacey Halls
- The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson
- Attendant Lords by TCA Raghavan
Are you participating this year? What books have you chosen? Good Luck!