Cathy of 746 Books is hosting the 20 Books of Summer challenge once again! Her announcement post is here. For a book to count it must be entirely read and reviewed during the months of June, July, or August. Other than that, the rules are pretty flexible. Participants are expected to share a list of books you intend to read at the beginning of the summer, but you can change which books are on it at any time. You may also change your goal partway through. I’ve decided to take on half of the challenge and hope to read and review ten books this summer.
Tentative Ten Books of Summer Challenge List
- Crescendo by Allen Cheney Nonfiction, Memoir, Theology(?)
- Aggressively Happy by Joy Clarkson Nonfiction
- Once I Knew by Victoria Lynn Fantasy (but without magic – I’m greatly looking forward to this!)
- Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy Historical Fiction
- Caroline: Little House, Revisited by Sarah Miller Historical Fiction
- You Are Not Your Own by Alan Noble Nonfiction
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson Literary/Historical Fiction
- The Dressmaker’s Secret by Kellyn Roth Historical Fiction
- The Librarian of Boone’s Hollow by Kim Vogel Sawyer Historical Fiction
- Kiera by Kate Willis Christian Dystopian Fiction
This challenge is on top of at least 3 others that I hope to participate in this summer. First is my library’s Summer Reading program, which for adults just asks that you read 20 hours over the months of June and July. Then there is the Louisa May Alcott Reading Challenge hosted by Tarissa of In the Bookcase, which runs through the month of June. Finally, there will be either Jane Austen July or Austen in August. Different bloggers host similar Austen-related challenges in consecutive months, and I’m not sure at this point which will fit my reading schedule better.
Are you participating in any bookish challenges this summer?
Until the next chapter,