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20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge #20booksofsummer20 @cathy746books

It’s back – the 20 Books of Summer!

This is my third year participating in this challenge and so far I have completed it with flying colors! I have been mulling over my books and below are the 20 books I would like to read. I have no doubt that quite a few of them will be swapped out so this list might look quite different at the end of summer.

Cathy@746books is our host and the challenge is to read 10, 15, or even 20 books between June 1st and September 1st. I am once again for going for it and will be attempting the full 20!

The rules are simple – make a post of the books you would like to read and link it to her master post. If you want to swap out a book…go for it. Want to completely overhaul the list halfway through…why not?! If you decide you want to drop your goal halfway through…do it! She is quite flexible with the rules and that’s what makes this challenge so much fun!

Throughout the summer be sure to use the hashtag #20booksofsummer20.

*Book reviews will be linked as I post my reviews.

Here are my 20 books…

What You Wish For by Katherine Center 5*
The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis 3*
The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel 5*
He Started It by Samantha Downing 4*

The Orphan Collector by Ellen Marie Wiseman 4*
The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea 3*
Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid 3* 
The Night Swim
by Megan Goldin 5*

Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter 4*
The Dilemma by B. A. Paris 3*
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager 5*
Death in the Family (Shana Merchant, #1) by Tessa Wegert 3.5*

Whatever it Takes by Paul Cleave 5*
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano 4*
The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter 5*
The Secret Wife
by Gill Paul 4*

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah 5*
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle 4.5*
His & Hers by Alice Feeney 4*
Fair Warning (Jack McEvoy, #3) by Michael Connelly 3*

Have you read any of these? Are any of them on your summer TBR list?

Let’s get social…


Thank you for visiting and happy reading!

52 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge #20booksofsummer20 @cathy746books

  1. I have read a number of these and have liked most of them. I did so enjoy The Night Swim, He Started It, The Gown, Home Before Dark, Until I Find You, and Suicide House. I am anxious to see what you think of the Center book as well as the Dilemma.

    Enjoy them all, Tina!

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  2. Love your TBR! I’ve enjoyed Black Summer, And So It Begins and Where The Lost Wander of these and so many are on my TBR too… I hope you will enjoy these! xx

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  3. Good luck. I read too slowly to do this one. But I will be reading Lions of Fifth Avenue. By the way, I refuse to read that Moyes because of the rumors that she plagiarized from Kim Michele Richardson’s book “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” which I’m reading right now. And now that I’m reading it, I cannot see how Moyes could have not ripped this book off.

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      1. Okay, so… just so you know… I went to Amazon to look at the Moyes book and read a bit on their site. It opens with this man trying to rape the main character. A scene very much like it (with a few changes, like the names and that one rides a horse, the other rides a mule) is in Richardson’s book as well, within the first 30 pages! And the two scenes play out almost totally in parallel. That’s no coincidence. Richardson researched her book for years, Moyes published several months after Richardson, and now big-time major published Moyes has the movie rights for a story that I am now absolutely certain she stole from indie published Richardson.


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