20 Books of Summer 2015

Welcome to the 20 Books of Summer reading event, hosted by Cathy of 746 Books. This event involves reading 20 books over the course of the summer. It starts on June 1st and runs through September 4th. My list includes a couple re-reads for the upcoming Austen in August event, and the rest are new books. Learn more about the event here.

The List

1. The Martian by Andy Weir
2. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
3. The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez
4. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
5. Mr. and Mrs. Doctor by Julie Iromuanya
6. The Dream Lover by Elizabeth Berg
7. Lettres d’un Voyageur by George Sand
8. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
9. Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
10. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
11. Fragile Things by Neil Gaiman
12. Delicious Foods by James Hannaham
13. On Writing by Stephen King
14. A Short Autobiography by F. Scott Fitzgerald
15. On Such A Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee
16. An Untamed State by Roxane Gay
17. The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
18. Dubliners by James Joyce
19. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
20. Persuasion by Jane Austen

Happy summer reading to all!

What are you looking forward to reading this summer?


23 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer 2015

  1. Yay Jane Austen! I just re-read Persuasion and I somehow had forgotten how much I loved it! Also I can’t wait to see what you have to say about King’s On Writing, it’s one of those I want to read but have never gotten around to.

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    • Thanks, Geoff! I’ve been wanting to read On Writing for a while as well. It was on a reading list last year and I never got to it, so I hope to make it happen this time around. And yay Austen, indeed! Persuasion is my favorite. 🙂

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  2. A great link to anticipate – probably will post for 10 and end up closer to 20, but summer life can change quickly! Don’t forget to leave room for book finds while travelling – author surprises!
    I’ve got On Writing as well just not sure if I’m so good at nonfiction in challenges.. and Persuasion – my fav! I’ve been saving my JA’s for AinA as well. Great reading ahead…TY for posting.

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    • Good luck with your list, Sharon! I hope to find some good books on my Europe trip coming up next week. I’m only bringing one book with me in anticipation of needing the space in my backpack for more. 🙂

      I can’t wait for Austen in August! It’s one of my favorite parts of the year.


  3. Great List!
    This summer I’m looking forward to reading Go Set a Watchman, Judy Blume’s In the Unlikely Event and Sense and Sensibility for Austen in August. (And I’m so excited because I already have another A in A book I read earlier in the year ready to review!)

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      • Enjoy your reads! I have Watchman on my mind, but I’m not positive of when I’ll get to it so I didn’t want to put it on the list. I was also trying to focus on books I already own, haha. I buy too many and forget to read them! I’m excited for On Writing and The Book Thief. Glad you enjoyed them! 🙂


    • I actually packed it for Europe, haha. If we don’t get to my book until August or later then I doubt we’ll have The Martian read by the end of this summer reading challenge. But feel free to pick it anyway and I’ll just already have it done, haha. I really don’t mind doing that as long as it’s not every single time.


  4. Hi! Just popped over from Cathy’s blog to meet another challenger! Interesting list – The Martian was one of my favourite books of last year, Dubliners is on my own challenge list for this summer, and coincidentally I just reviewed Persuasion. Looking forward to reading your reviews over the summer… have fun!

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