#TwentyBooksOfSummer – The List

First of all…apologies for the lateness of this post. Technical difficulties earlier and literally not a chance this evening to sit down until now.

But anyway, here it is – right at the last minute! My Twenty Books Of Summer post. This great challenge is hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books. I’m aiming to read the following twenty books between 3 June and 3 September – although you can change books from your original list. Really. It’s in the rules! Go and find out more at Cathy’s blog.

~ The List ~ 

I’ve picked a selection of older and newer books and from a variety of genre’s to keep things fun. Mostly these are books I’ve bought myself and was very excited to read but just never got around to. A couple are outstanding Amazon Vine books and are proof copies. All of them are ones that I really, really want to read and this summer I will. Or give it my very best shot at least.


The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid 

The FlatShare by Beth O’leary 

Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly 

Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

Anatomy Of A Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes

The Familiars by Stacey Halls 

Together by Julie Cohen

The Conviction Of Cora Burns

Island Of secrets by Patricia Wilson

The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances 

The Return by Victoria Hislop

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon

Maybe This Time by Jill Mansell

One Summer In Paris by Sarah Morgan

I’m also doing some travelling through this selection, seeing as I’m not going on holiday this year – Paris, Spain, Rome, Crete, L.A and a little closer to home – The Cotswolds. I’ll be spanning FIVE centuries and have books to match whatever the unpredictable Cumbrian summer weather throws at me – from bright and breezy to dark and moody.

So what do you make of my choices? Which have you read and enjoyed from my list and what did you think? Are you planning on joining in with #Twentybooksofsummer this year?

20 books of summer

13 thoughts on “#TwentyBooksOfSummer – The List

  1. Great list of books! I’ve read The Cactus, Blood Orange and Anatomy of a Scandal and enjoyed them all. I really want to read Daisy Jones and the Six this summer too, I keep hearing such good things about it. I hope you enjoy all your books! I’m also dealing with the cumbrian weather – the way it is today I want to hibernate!

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    1. Oh Hayley I had no idea you were also in Cumbria! Isn’t it awful at the minute. I’m fed up of these grey skies! I think dark and moody is definitely going to win out this summer. I’ve heard so many great things about Daisy Jones – I’m really looking forward to it.


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