This year’s 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge has officially come to an end. Despite not getting to every book on my TBR and encountering a couple of disappointments, overall I had a good summer of reading.
The 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge was created and is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books.
From June 1st to September 1st I set out to read the 20 books pictured above – here’s how I did.
- The Real Mrs. Price J.D. Mason
- Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day Ben Loory
- White Ivy Susie Yang
- The Clue of the Judas Tree Leslie Ford
- The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay
- Summer Edith Wharton
- Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore Matthew Sullivan
- Stories Katherine Mansfield
- The Maid of the North: Feminist Folk Tales From Around the World Ethel Johnston Phelps
- The Unfinished Clue Georgette Heyer (I ended up listening to the audiobook)
- The Anomaly Michael Rutger
- Under the Sea-Wind Rachel Carson
- The Sea Around Us Rachel Carson
- The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War Delphine Minoui
- Manhattan Beach Jennifer Egan
- As Bright as Heaven Susan Meissner
- The Clockmaker’s Daughter Kate Morton
- Future Home of the Living God Louise Erdrich
- In Love & Trouble Alice Walker
- The House at the End of Hope Street Menna Van Praag
While I am slightly bummed that I didn’t get to those ten books, I did read and enjoyed six books outside of this challenge (why do I do that to myself?), so I still feel quite satisfied with my summer reading. I’ve linked all of my discussion posts or reviews above, so if you missed my thoughts on each title when I posted them just click the titles of the finished books.
Did you take part in the 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge? Whether you did or not, I’d love to hear how your reading went this summer – were you able to find a new favorite book (or books?). Let’s chat in the comments.