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30 May 2016

20 (or so) Books of Summer 2016

I loved doing the 20 Books of Summer challenge at 746 Books last year ... so much so that I ended up reading 30 books! This year it's running from June 1st - September 5th which is just shy of 14 weeks. I can typically knock out two or three books each week which would put me right around (or over) 30 again this summer. These are, of course, subject to change and change again and again.

Go sign up for yourself HERE!

Assuming I knock out 2 books per week:
(italicized books are from NetGalley)

  1. Centaur Aisle (Xanth 4)- Piers Anthony TEASER
  2. Book, Line & Sinker - Jenn McKinlay TEASER & RAMBLE
  3. Don't You Forget About Me - Liz Tipping TEASER & RAMBLE
  4. The Good, The Bad & The Witchy - Heather Blake TEASER
  5. Ogre, Ogre (Xanth 5) - Piers Anthony  RAMBLE
  6. Royal Flush - Rhys Bowen TEASER (& MINI-RAMBLE)
  7. Summer of Love - Katie Fforde TEASER & RAMBLE
  8. Would Like To Meet - Polly James  TEASER & RAMBLE
  9. What Happens at the Beach - T.A. Williams RAMBLE
  10. The Dream Protocol - Adara Flynn Quick RAMBLE
  11. Milkshakes & Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner - Helen Cox TEASER & RAMBLE
  12. Melody Bittersweet and The Girls' Ghostbusting Agency - Kitty French TEASER & RAMBLE
  13. Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet - Charlie N. Holmberg RAMBLE
  14. Showtime - Suzanne Trauth RAMBLE
  15. How to Stuff Up Christmas - Rosie Blake TEASER & RAMBLE
  16. A Gingerbread Café Christmas - Rebecca Raisin RAMBLE
  17. The Bookshop on the Corner - Rebecca Raisin  RAMBLE
  18. Snowflakes on Silver Cove - Holly Martin TEASER
  19. Sunshine and Secrets - Bella Osborne RAMBLE
  20. The Bookshop on Rosemary Lane - Ellen Berry TEASER & RAMBLE
  21. Dragon on a Pedestal (Xanth 7) - Piers Anthony TEASER
  22. Cloudy With A Chance of Love - Fiona Collins TEASER & RAMBLE
  23. An Untimely Frost - Penny Richards TEASER & RAMBLE
  24. New Corpse in Town - Lucy Quinn RAMBLE
  25. Breakfast Under A Cornish Sun - Samantha Tonge TEASER & RAMBLE
  26. When Only Cupcakes Will Do - Daisy James TEASER & RAMBLE
  27. The Secrets of Wishtide - Kate Saunders RAMBLE
  28. Murder in the Secret Garden - Ellery Adams TEASER & RAMBLE
  29. The Good, The Bad and the Dumped - Jenny Colgan RAMBLE
  30. The Sunflower Cottage Breakfast Club - Lynsey James TEASER & RAMBLE
  31. From The Sideline - Amy Avanzino RAMBLE
  32. Of Dubious and Questionable Memory - Rachel McMillan RAMBLE
  33. Dopey Women - Laura Barnard TEASER & RAMBLE
  34. A Summer at Sea - Katie Fforde RAMBLE
  35. Goodbye Ruby Tuesday - A.L. Michael TEASER & RAMBLE
  36. Return to the Little French Guesthouse - Helen Pollard TEASER & RAMBLE
  37. Nice Day for a White Wedding - A. L. Michael TEASER
  38. Until We Collide - Charlotte Fallowfield RAMBLE
  39. The Secret Ingredient of Wishes - Susan Bishop Crispell TEASER & RAMBLE
  40. A Lesson in Love & Murder - Rachel McMillan RAMBLE
  41. Come Hell or Highball - Maia Chance TEASER & RAMBLE
  42. The Gentleman - Forrest Leo TEASER
  43. Christmas at the Little Village Bakery - Tilly Tennant TEASER


  1. Thirty books read over the course of these three months last summer is impressive. And it looks as if you've planned well for this summer!

  2. Strangely enough, I have never read any of the Xanth books even though I loved Anthony's Apprentice Adept series.

  3. Love the idea of all the Christmas books! The only one of your list I've read is The Wicked Boy and it's great - hope you enjoy it...and all the rest! :D

    1. Of course then I go and revise my list. I'll still try and get to The Wicked Boy but I'm not going to break my head trying to squeeze NetGalley whims in ;)

    2. I'm doing the opposite this year - trying to get through some of the zillion or so NetGalley reads to clear the decks a bit... that's the theory, anyway!

    3. I went a little crazy one boring night at work requesting stuff that I probably wouldn't normally want to read just to fill up my summer. Of course, I have a thousand or so books waiting to be read (seriously) so it's unlikely that I'll ever need to go scrounging for something new!

  4. OK, I'll take the blame for your list revision angst. ;-)

  5. In Australia we sometimes celebrate (in a very casual ad-hoc kind of way) Christmas in July so that we can enjoy a traditional English Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and not worry about a hot kitchen. So your Christmas books are perfect for this time of year :-)

  6. I usually aim at 30+ books for my summer list, too, so I shouldn't have too much trouble with this challenge. Good luck. Here is my list:
    My 20+Summer2016Challenge