Summer TBR & 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge!


20 Books of Summer is a reading challenge hosted by 746 books ( where the challenge is essentially just to complete 20 books during Summer 2016; you can also go for 10 or 15 books as an easier challenge. I feel like 20 is fairly doable for me as a summer reading challenge, although who knows; I might dive into a super long book and get sidetracked.

The majority of my picks are books on my physical TBR shelf that I’d really like to take down, although there are a few library and audiobooks on there. I also tried to include a good mix of SFF and realistic fiction, with two nonfiction thrown in. I honestly have no idea if I will be able to stick to this TBR, but based on my current reading mood, these are the 20 books that I could really see myself getting into this summer!


Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels, #3)The Story of the Lost Child (The Neapolitan Novels, #4)North and SouthWhite Teeth

And AgainThe Girl Wakes: StoriesThe Obelisk Gate (The Broken Earth, #2)A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

LagoonGods Behaving BadlyDeathless (Leningrad Diptych, #1)Gold Fame Citrus

Get in Trouble: StoriesUnaccustomed EarthBrideshead RevisitedThe Young Elites (The Young Elites, #1)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksRunning with ScissorsThe Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle, #1)Roses and Rot

9 thoughts on “Summer TBR & 20 Books of Summer Reading Challenge!”

    1. Good to know–I’m planning on listening to Running With Scissors on audio and I really hope it’s good! You should DEFINITELY check out Ferrante 🙂 Thanks!


  1. The Lahiri and Zadie Smith are great, as is North and South. You’ve got a great collection there. I am using the opportunity to get some books off my TBR and also off the weird pile of books that collects next to the TBR … happy reading!

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    1. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed those! I read one other short story collection by Lahiri and thought her writing was amazing, so I’m assuming I’ll like this one a lot. Good luck with your TBR!

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  2. Brideshead and North and South are wonderful reads – very different to each other but both dealing with class issues in their own way.

    I’ve just finished The Story of the Lost Child but need a little processing time before I write my review I think.

    Good luck

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    1. I’m really glad to hear that you enjoyed those! I saw the BBC miniseries of North and South and loved it, and I’ve been meaning to read the book for years. I definitely will want to read your review after I finish the Neapolitan novels…I can’t even guess how they end at this point. I have a feeling I will cry, though.

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