Cathy at @cathy746books https://746books.com/ has set readers and other bloggers a challenge to read 20 books of Summer.
I was going to try 10 books at first for the 20 Books of Summer challenge, partly because at some point during the Summer will be moving house. Once I started adding books to the list, I couldn't stop so 20 books it is.
First one to read has been on my kindle for a while and have no idea why I haven't read it yet because I like reading about alternative lifestyles
1. Watery Ways: Val Poore
2. The Beekeeper's Secret Josephine Moon
This book was very kindly sent as Book Post via the publisher along with some lovely additional gifts.
3. The Running Hare: John Lewis-Stempel
After reading Meadowland by this author and listening to extracts on Radio 4 Book of the month I pre-ordered this and it was a very lovely Book Post when it arrived.
4. A Darker Domain: Val McDermid
A book I've had for a while and haven't got around to reading yet.
5. The Secrets of Rue St Roch: Janet Morgan
Another physical book I've had for a while but haven't got around to reading. Mine has a different cover.
6. The Mystery of Mercy Close: Marion Keyes
Marion Keyes is one of my favourite authors and this must be one of the very few of her books that I haven't yet read.
7. See How They Run: Tom Bale
'The thriller everyone is talking about' except for me because I haven't read it yet!
8. Trapped: My life with cerebral palsy: Fran Macilvey
A book I've been wanting to read for a while.
9. The Lost Child: Ann Troup
Bought two of Ann Troup's books recently as they were on offer, so if I like this one may read The Silent Girls too.
10. Whisky From Small Glasses: Denzil Meyrick
A friend of mine recommended this author to me, knowing that I'm a crime fiction fan with a liking for Scottish Noir, so will start at the beginning of the series.
11. Coffin Road: Peter May
I've been wanting to read this since the publication date, but it was a bit pricey at first, so now it's on sale at a more reasonable price, I'll buy it.
11. Born For Life: A Midwive's Story: Julie Watson
Recommended to me by a friend who knows that I can't resist memoirs of a medical nature. My fifth grandchild is due to be born in November so it's possible I may become a tad emotional reading this!
12. I know Why The Caged Bird Sings: Maya Angelou
Amaxon informs me that I bought this last November so it's about time I read it. Have heard so much about this lady, so I'm looking forward to reading this.
13. How To Be Brave: Louise Beech
Have heard only good things about this book and the author had a new book out soon that I like the sound of.
14. Best Seller: Terry Tyler
I bought this in kindle edition after reading about it on Twitter and having a few friendly chats with the author. Sounds interesting.
15. My Kind of Food: Recipes I love to cook at home John Torode
As a huge fan of Masterchef and a cookery book collector, I couldn't not obtain a copy of this book to read and try out some of John Torode's own recipes.
16. Flowers For The Dead: Barbara Copperthwaite
This book has had good reviews from members of The Crime Book Club Facebook group.
I'm going to cheat a bit here, but only slightly because I'm going to leave 17. 18. 19 & 20 for a short while because some favourite authors have new books out in the June-September period, which will be added here. All reviews will have their own blog page and then all listed in the A-Z index.