20 Books of Summer

Welcome to the 20 Books of Summer reading event! Cathy of 746 Books came up with this brilliant idea to read 20 books over the course of the summer. From now until September 6 I vow to read the 20 books on the list below. Some of these will include re-reads as I intend on getting through the Harry Potter series yet again, but everything else will be new titles. Austen in August is coming soon, so there are also a few Austen-related titles on this list.

Also, many thanks to A Passion for Dead Leaves for posting about this event.

Without further delay…

The List

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
  6. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
  8. Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  9. MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche
  10. Looking for Alaska by John Green
  11. Astray by Emma Donoghue
  12. The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  13. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  14. A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  15. Burial RitesΒ by Hannah Kent
  16. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  17. Old Friends & New Fancies by Sybil Brinton
  18. Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe
  19. Longbourn by Jo Baker
  20. A Jane Austen Education by William Deresiewicz

Matilda reads

Let the fun begin!

What are YOU reading this summer?
In your opinion, what book should I have added to this list? Why?



26 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer

  1. Welcome!! I love, LOVE your list! Where’s You Go Bernadette is so much fun. I can’t wait to hear what you think of The Imperfectionists and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing as they are bith in the 746 and I’ve been hearing good things about them. I’ll link you up to my master post – it’s going to be a fun summer! X


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  3. What a great challenge. I may have to join you. We are reading through the Harry Potter series for our IRL book club with our kids right now. I am giving away Where’d you go, Bernadette? as part of my Literary Blog Hop giveaway. Hope you have stopped by to enter.


  4. I love that you’re re-reading the Harry Potter series! That’s something that I always feel like doing but then don’t… the summer would be a great season to read them! Good luck with your challenge πŸ™‚


  5. I’ve been wanting to tell you for over a month, I am going to be joining you & the original creator of this reading challenge! I had meant to have it coincide with my efforts for the #SLChallenge (Summer Reading Challenge) but of course, time swept me away, and I’m arriving into both a bit late in the hour, even though technically I’ve already started; just need to blog about my efforts! I think its a wicked way to promote reading & how to get encouraged to read the books that tickle our fancy to read right now! πŸ™‚ When I pull my list together I’ll drop back with the link! πŸ™‚


  6. I am absolutely loving the Harry Potter take over! I always tell myself that I will re-read all of them but just never commit, so good on you!

    I am not sure if you have already come across these, but I think that the Gone Girl and the Goldfinch should be there. Both really fun reads! Maybe on the Autumn reading list? Best of luck with the challenge! πŸ™‚


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