20 Books of Summer 2023


This year I have decided to take part in the 20 Books of Summer challenge which is ran by the wonderful Cathy at her blog 746 Books.

The rules are choose 10, 15, or 20 books to read between the 1st June and 1st September. However you can swap a book on your list during the challenge and you can also reduce your list to a smaller size if you feel overwhelmed. This is one of the reasons I am drawn to this challenge because the rules aren’t too strict and there is plenty of flexibility.

My choices are a combination of books that have been sat on my TBR for years and some recent additions to my TBR. I really hope this challenge will help reduce my TBR pile.

So here are my choices:

  1. The Cicero Trilogy by Robert Harris
  2. The Witcher: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski
  3. The Royal Game by Anne O’Brien
  4. Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon
  5. Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce
  6. The Catch by T. M. Logan
  7. Meet Me In Hawaii by Georgia Toffolo
  8. Troy by Stephen Fry
  9. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  10. Babel by R. F. Kuang
  11. Cleopatra and Frankenstein by Coco Mellors
  12. Clytemnestra by Costanza Casati
  13. The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
  14. The Greek Plays
  15. The Persephone Book of Short Stories
  16. The Taxidermist’s Daughter by Kate Mosse
  17. Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
  18. Revelation by C. J. Sansom
  19. A Three Dog Problem by S. J. Bennett
  20. An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott

I really hope we have some nice weather over the Summer as you just can’t beat reading a good book in the sun.

If you are taking part in the 20 Books of Summer challenge please let me know as I would love to see your lists.

Happy Reading


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9 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer 2023

  1. I am putting mine together this weekend. I have only read three on your list – Wolf Hall, An Old Fashioned Girl (many times), and The Shell-Seekers (which I reread last summer after visiting Cornwall) – but they were good ones. I’ve been thinking about Clytemnestra but may wait until I can persuade my book group to read it with me.

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    1. I look forward to seeing what books you plan to read in the Summer. Wolf Hall has been on my TBR pile for way too long so it will be nice to tick it off the list.


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