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#20BooksofSummer is a wonderfully relaxed event hosted by Cathy over on 745 Books. I’m pretty new to the book blogging scene, so it is with eagerness and vast over confidence that I’m signing right up! I’m really looking forward to attempting this, and seeing what others are reading.

My list, to be read between 1st June and 1st September, is below. I’ve tried very hard to keep it to books I already own or am waiting on reservations on from the library. Only [16]-[18] are books I’ve yet to get my hands on. As per Cathy’s very forgiving rules, I may swap out some in due course if I start something that does not chime with me. I’ve also left myself two wild card slots for books that leap of their own accord onto my e-reader and demand to be read. It happens.

My 20 Books of Summer List

  1. The Dance Tree by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, historical, Picador (12 May 2022), 296 pages
  2. The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki, literary, Canongate Books (23 Sept. 2021), 547 pages
  3. The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak, literary, Penguin (5 Aug. 2021), 345 pages
  4. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, speculative fiction, Picador (8 April 2022), 215 pages
  5. Tiamat’s Wrath by James S. A. Corey, sci fi, Orbit (26 Mar. 2019), 544 pages
  6. Leviathan Falls by James S. A. Corey, sci fi, Orbit (30 Nov. 2021), 528 pages
  7. Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter, Faber and Faber (2015), 114 pages
  8. Things Remembered and Things Forgotten by Kyoko Nakajima,  Sort Of (13 May 2021), 226 pages
  9. Somebody Loves You by Mona Arshi, And Other Stories (2021), 166 pages
  10. Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Phoenix (12 April 2022), 359 pages
  11. Medusa’s Ankles by A.S. Byatt, Chatto & Windus (13 May 2021), 464 pages,
  12. Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, Wildfire (30 Mar. 2021), 322 pages
  13. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal, Macmillan Children’s Books (16 May 2019), 497 pages
  14. Record of a Space Born Few by Becky Chambers, Hodder & Stoughton (7 Mar. 2019), 368 pages
  15. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, literary, Simon & Schuster UK (14 Oct. 2021), 398 pages
  16. Black Butterflies by Priscilla Morris, literary, Duckworth (5 May 2022), 200 pages
  17. Grey Bees by Andrey Kurkov, MacLehose Press (12 Nov. 2020), 424 pages
  18. Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, literary, Granta Books (5 July 2018), 107 pages
  19. Wild Card 1
  20. Wild Card 2