- I attempted the 20 Books of Summer challenge last year and unfortunately, I didn’t complete it. Anyway, the challenge is hosted over at Reading in Winter.
So, what’s the challenge all about? It’s simple – read 20 books or however many you can from June 3rd thru September 3rd.
I would love to read all 16 of the books listed, but the reality is I probably won’t have the time. On June 17th, I’m starting an accelerated summer class session. What that means is that a normal 10-12 week session is a mere 4 weeks. So, I’m not sure how much time I’ll even have to breathe let alone read.
The challenge begins during Pride Month, so I’m going to start off the 20 Books of Summer challenge with a few books that were written by LGBTQIA+ authors and/or have LGBTQIA+ rep.
Pride Month TBR
📚 An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
📚 Bingo Love by Tee Franklin (Read June 2)
📚Juliet Takes A Breath by Gabby Rivera
Back to Classics TBR
📚 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
📚 The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Calendar of Crime TBR
📚The Thirty-Nine Steps by
📚 One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
Reading Women TBR
📚 Becoming by Michelle Obama
📚 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
ARC August TBR
ARC August is a challenge to help you clear out all those ARCs that are on your physical and/or virtual bookshelves. I’m hoping to get a few read for the challenge.
📚 Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee
📚 The Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
📚 The Sandman by Lars Keplar
I started reading 📚The Count of Monte Cristo with Jenna @jkimexploring and Luna @bookishluna earlier in the year but fell really far behind. I was really enjoying and definitely wanted to finish before the end of the year, so I’m going to use the challenge to finish it.
You: Well, Erica are you sure you know how to count?
Me: Why, yes. I know there are 16 books marked ‘To Read’. Since Bingo Love, The Art of War and Thirty-Nine Steps are so short, I’m counting them as one.
You can follow my progress here and on Goodreads.