2023: ANOTHER SUMMER ANOTHER #20BooksOfSummer23 – The List of my anticipated reading plus extras and more extras!

My List

This years #20BooksOfSummer23 is hosted by Cathy at 746books. Cathy from 746Books is the mastermind as well as 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.

My challenge

I’m initially going for ten books but have added a supplementary list of another 20 and have plenty more for swapping out if needed or if I am able to read more books.

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. Any blog tour books that I undertake will be added or swapped in.

Ten books means 3 or 4 books a month but if I read a book a week it is possible I might manage 12 books over the period so 15 may be the final count if I get into a reading stride. I would have to read seven books a month to manage twenty which I think may be too much this time but that’s ok there’s never any pressure and that’s why I always like to join this challenge.

So to the list! I’ve listed many more than I anticipate reading but being tied down to a specific book, unless it’s a blog tour (book 3 and book 9) is not something I would do. So, in no particular order, here’s the not so definitive list.

The List

The Anticipated Ten

1. Twin Truths by Jacqueline Sutherland

2. A Change of Circumstance by Susan Hill

3. The Pawnshop of Stolen Dreams by Victoria Williamson (BlogTour)

4. When The Guilty Cry by M J Lee

5. False Witness by Karin Slaughter

6. Red as Blood by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

7. Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

8. Sudden Death by Rachel Lynch

9. Deadly Autumn Harvest by Tony Mott translated by Marina Sofia (Blog Tour) My post: 27 July.

10. Murders at the Montgomery Hall Hotel by Gina Kirkham

Swaps or further reading

11. Girl, Forgotten or False Witness by Karin Slaughter (They are standalone reads and I have both on my TBR)

12. Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell

13. River of Souls by Kate Rhodes

14. The Institution by Helen Fields

15. The Hermit by Louise Walters

16. A Terrible Kindness by Jo Browning Wroe

17. Where We Belong by Anstey Harris

18. Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier

19. An Unfamiliar Murder by Jane Isaac

20. The Bleeding by Johana Gustawsson

More swaps/further reading

21. Midnight Library by Matt Haigh

22. Assembly by Natasha Brown

23. When the Night Ends by M J Lee

24. Everyday Kindness by Various Writers

25. What The Shadows Hide by M J Lee

26. Hamnet by Maggie Farrell

27. Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

28. 29. 30. – Book Club reads to be swapped in or added if I read them.

Or, indeed, any book loitering on my TBR if I just feel like reading something other than the books listed above.

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    • Thank you, MarinaSofia, somehow I can commit to reading for a specific date on blog tours but otherwise I like to keep my choices open and sit down with what takes me at that time. I’ve listed lots of Crime Fiction from my (ever increasing!) TBR which is my go to genre so I’m hoping that will help me hit at least 10 but several other non-CF books to mix it up if needed.
      Your own list is an amazing one which I’m sure will be interesting to read about through the summer.


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