To recap, the 20 Books of Summer challenge is created and hosted by Cathy from 746 Books. The rules are simple – pick 20 books (or 10 or 15) to read over the Summer (June 3rd-September 3rd) in order to reduce our TBR piles. I’m tried for 25 Books of Summer because I’m crazy and like a challenge. 🙂
Welp, here we are at the end of Summer reading! Where did the past three months go? They sure flew by. Let’s see how I did with my Summer TBR pile.
PHYSICAL BOOKS IN THE TBR MOUNTAIN
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
- Dreams of the Dark Sky by Tina LeCount Myers
- Riverland by Fran Wilde
Asha and the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross An Illusion of Thievesby Cate Glass Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse Myths & Mortals by Charlie N. Holmberg The Book of Flora by Meg Elison
EARC’S IN THE TBR MOUNTAIN
The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang The Girl With No Face by M. H. Boroson A Song For a New Day by Sarah Pinsker
OTHER EBOOKS IN THE TBR MOUNTAIN
The Blood Prince by Josie Jaffrey Lace and Lies by Nancy Warren
- The Hidden Face by S. C. Flynn
- Clock’s Watch II: Daughters of the Black Moon by Michael Reyes
The Spec Set by Taya Okerlund Under Ordshaw by Phil Williams
- Wagers of Fate by Noureddine Hifad
- Sunkissed Feathers & Severed Ties by Kellie Doherty
AUDIOBOOKS IN THE TBR MOUNTAIN
The Priory of the Orange Treeby Samantha Shannon Last Bastion by Rachel Aaron and Travis Bach Beautiful by Juliet Marillier Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Touch by Claire North
Let’s see, how did I do with this? Well, I didn’t finish. But! I made great progress with my overall TBR pile.
- I got through several books from earlier in the year that would have ended up on my backlist otherwise
- Checked off ARCs that were due (a couple that weren’t on this list, too)
- Managed to make some headway with my long overdue review requests.
So, while I am slightly disappointed not to have crossed off every book on this list, I am also extremely happy with my overall achievement. This really helped keep me on track with some of my goals while keeping the pool of books big enough (mostly) to appease my mood reading spirit.
I finished 19/25 books. Now, I did read a lot more than that this Summer overall, I still got distracted by books outside my TBR pile. As per usual. I’ve had a lot of fun with this though, and because of what I’ve learned, I think I have a better strategy going into my Autumn TBR and how to keep from straying from it so much. We’ll see. 🙂
Thanks again to Cathy for running this challenge, it’s been fantastic and I’ve had a lot of fun with it!