Twenty Books of Summer Announcement #20BooksofSummer


Last year I had a ton of fun participating in Twenty Books of Summer, an annual Summer reading event hosted by Cathy at 746 Books. So it’s that time of year again and I’m really excited for it! The basic premise is really low-key so it’s the perfect challenge for me–just pick out your TBR and read them. You don’t have to stick to your TBR and can sub out a book on your TBR for another book. Also, you don’t have to commit to 20 books, this year I’m only committing to 15! So really for me it’s a ‘Fifteen Books of Summer’ challenge, I guess lol. I have been mood reading so much I just didn’t want to commit to a huge list like last year (even though I did a pretty great job of getting through my TBR). Some of these titles will be familiar as they’re part of other challenges I’m doing (like r/fantasy book bingo or this month’s small TBR I recently talked about).Β 

20 Books of Summer runs from June 1st through September 1st! So I have three months to get these read–should be doable, right? πŸ™‚

Here’s my list for this year’s challenge:

Physical Books

  • The Shores of Spain by J. Kathleen Cheney
  • The Waking Land by Callie Bates
  • Written in Red by Anne Bishop
  • Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker
  • The Many-Colored Land by Julian May


  • The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
  • The Death of the Necromancer by Martha Wells
  • A Conspiracy of Truths by Alexandra Rowland


  • In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
  • Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey
  • Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
  • The Spirit War by Rachel Aaron
  • Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff
  • The Queen’s Road by R. S. Belcher

And that’s it. Should be able to accomplish this but with my mood lately who knows. I’mg going to try and be optimistic though. πŸ™‚ If you’re interested in this challenge and want to sign up you can check out Cathy’s post for the full details. Hope you decide to join in!

25 thoughts on “Twenty Books of Summer Announcement #20BooksofSummer

  1. Tammy says:

    I remember this challenge from last year and I love how simple it is, rather than some of those really complex challenges. Sounds like fun!

  2. dinipandareads says:

    I haven’t heard of plenty of these but I did read Spinning Silver and I really enjoyed it πŸ˜€ And you totally got this! You can definitely read these books in that timeframe πŸ˜‰ Happy reading!

  3. @lynnsbooks says:

    I do like a good low key challenge. I should stop over at Cathy’s and take a look. I could probably just wrangle my summer reading to fit somehow.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I have no doubt you could do just that! Like I said, very low-key, you can even swap books from your original TBR out so you can basically read any books you want for this. And you don’t have to do 20–you can do 15 or even 10. πŸ™‚

  4. Sammie @ The Bookwyrm's Den says:

    I love seeing everyone’s list for this! So sad I won’t be joining this year. D:

    How have I never heard of The Death of the Necromancer?! That sounds brilliant. I look forward to seeing what you think of it when you read it. :3 Good luck with your reading, and I hope you can reach your goal.

    • waytoofantasy says:

      I had never heard of The Death of the Necromancer either, I think it was a book bub deal or something a while ago so I picked it up then because Martha Wells!
      Thank you!

  5. Realms of My Mind says:

    Love low-key reading challenges like this! Excited for you to get to Written in Red! Too many ARCs in my pile for the summer (but I’m so excited for them) but my big backlist goal is to read Oathbringer by Sanderson this summer. I can find time for a 1200 page book, right?

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