Twenty Books of Summer Challenge 2015


Summer is here – finally.

Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, enjoy winter, bitches!

Summer is of course about:

Enjoying the great outdoors

Hitting the beach

Hiding from the heat and the sun and retreating in air-conditioned splendour


Going to see popcorn movies (seriously, go see Mad Max: Fury Road and then tell me your thoughts, otherwise I’m going to keep pestering you about it)

Chilling out with a good book


Why shouldn’t summer be about reading as much as any other season?

Well, whether you like beach reads, airport blockbusters, biographies or serious literature, my good friend Cathy of 746 Books is here to help.


Cathy’s 20 Books of Summer Challenge begins today, June 1st, and runs until September 4th.

I took part in her challenge last year, but I am a slow reader and a bit of a lazy bum sometimes, so I could only manage to read three of the books she chose, and only wrote a review of one of them.

Cathy has chosen an eclectic range of books to read this year.

And I’ve already read two of them, so I have a headstart!


You can take part by following Cathy’s blog – she also has a hashtag thingamy which will be on the old Twitter: #20booksofsummer

And of course you don’t have the read the books that Cathy has chosen: make your own list!

And because she is a generous soul and knows that reading 20 books in a season might be a daunting task for some, she’s even made a badge for those who only want to read 10 books.


2 thoughts on “Twenty Books of Summer Challenge 2015

  1. Glad you have summer. It’s hasn’t arrived in Norfolk yet.
    Unbelievably, given my shame at almost never reading, I have read one of those. Mind you, it was decades ago. However, I did a short review on my blog, as part of a larger post, so here you are.

    The Dice Man, by Luke Rhinehart.
    This fascinating novel poses the question of how your life might turn out, if you left it all completely to chance. The main character is a psychiatrist named after the author, (a pen name) who one day decides to continue his life based on rolls of a die. He gives each number a potential outcome, and acts on the result. The effects of this decision are life-changing, and take him down a route from which there seems to be no escape. As well as the experiences of the Dice Man, we see cults spread around the idea, and as others begin to live their lives in the same way, society itself begins to change. A very unusual concept, and one that works very well.
    Good luck with the project Niall. (And Cathy) Pete.

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