It’s that time again! Raven’s Picks- #20BooksOfSummer20 @cathy746books

Due to my woeful planning and general disorganization I tend to avoid Reading Challenges, but can never resist the lure of the 20 Books Of Summer overseen by the wonderful Cathy at 746 Books. The rules are delightfully flexible so you can pick 5, 10, 15 or 20 books for your challenge, and likewise substitutions and changing your number of titles is all fine. The challenge runs from 1st June until the 1st of September. Check out Cathy’s intro post here, to join in the bookish fun.

There are social media tags to log your progress and for nosey Nerys’ such as myself to see what you’ve picked and how you’re doing and you can link blog posts/reviews by using the share links info here.

I have singularly failed on my last few attempts to make any significant progress, but with steely determination I am challenging myself to 20 books, yes 20, and see if 2020 can prove a winner, if only on the reading front! I will obviously be blogging as normal in between my #20BooksOfSummer20 updates- it’s going to be fun. I may need a spreadsheet…

I’ve tried to put less emphasis on crime and more on fiction and thrown in a couple of non-fiction titles too. Some books have been around for a while, and some are recent arrivals or new to me authors. 

So my 20 books are as follows… Wish me luck!



  1. This is going to be our year – I can feel it! Great list, Stillicide was on mine briefly and then came off again so I look forward to hearing what you think. Good luck and happy reading!

  2. Oooh, for once I’ve read a few of the ones on your list – you are usually ahead of me in reading, so this feels exceptional. There is a big gap between Pine Islands and The Cat and the City in terms of perception of Japan – so would love to hear your thoughts about that (I wasn’t impressed by one and quite liked the other). I’ve also read and enjoyed both Dark Pines and The Majesties – look forward to hearing what you make of them.

  3. Thanks Marina! I felt like I’d let my ‘fiction’ reading slide a bit of late so time to catch up! Will definitely let you know what I think and looking forward to seeing your verdicts too on your interesting and eclectic list. Happy reading ☺

  4. An excellent summer line up. I hope you enjoy them all. I’ve cheated and only picked 10. The other 10 I’ll pick as the mood takes me 🙂

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