2022: Another summer another #20booksofsummer22

Whether it’s 10, 15 or 20 books it’s going to be another wonderful summer of reading.

Cathy from 746Books is the mastermind and host behind this annual event. It’s optional to pick 10, 15 or 20 books. It runs from 1 June to 1 September and it’s a very easy going challenge which is why I like it so much. I’m sort of listing 20 as you’ll see there’s one that is yet to be confirmed but I’ve several books I can swap in if necessary or should I find that I’m not up for a book in the list and then we’ll see how it goes.

I do have a few book reviews* to catch up on, I’ve already read them, so they won’t count as a 20booksofsummer22 read but will appear over the coming weeks.

I am a member of a book club and as titles are voted on monthly I don’t know what they are at the moment and so I will swop in those that I do. Some of my books are part of blog tours or other invitations I have put those in which are confirmed and will add others if necessary.

Reading seven books a month is quite a tall order. So, of course, there is every possible I might not manage all twenty but that’s ok too. There’s never any pressure and that’s why I always like to join this challenge.

My 20Booksofsummer22


1. The Mirror Man by Lars Kepler

2. Animals of Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

3. Travelling in the Dark by Emma Timpany

4. Three Roads and other Stories by Emma Timpany

5. Perfect by Sally Emerson

6. June Book Club – True Crime Story by Joseph Knox

7. Devil’s Table by Kate Rhodes

8. Last Girl to Die by Helen Fields

* I also caught up with A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee this is not part of this challenge but was a book club read from back in March. This is a terrific series set in India. | Lying Ways by Rachel Lynch again read before this challenge I’ve now caught up on this too. Terrific series set in the Lake District (Cumbria).


9. Chaos by Patricia Cornwall

11. When The Past Kills by M J Lee

10. The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs

12. Old Bones Lie by Marion Todd

13. My Second Home by David Haslam

14. July Book Club read is The Retribution by Val McDermid


15. How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid

16. The Forgery by Ave Barrera (trans. by Ellen Jones and Robin Myers) with thanks to Jessica at MidasPR for the invite to the BlogTour and Charco Press for a copy of The Forgery – BT review on 27 July.

17. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

18. Book club read for August is Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

19. Still Life by Val McDermid.

20. Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession – not completed before the end of the challenge but I will be posting a review in due course.

So the books above are the final 20. I’ll add the remaining links as soon as each book blog of my thoughts is done.


Well September 1st sees the conclusion of the challenge but the odd review may not see the light of day until September which I think is fine.

What about you? Are you joining in Cathy’s challenge? If you are pop your post link below and I’ll share it on Twitter. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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