Recap: 20 Books of Summer 2020

20 books of summer

Once again, 746books.com organized a special challenge:

20 Books of Summer
June 1-August 31

Summer is already over so it’s time to see how it went for this challenge.

I’m happy with the amount of books I read:
I reached 20 books on July 28, and ended up reading 28 books.
These were not necessarily the 20 I had lined up, I had to adjust to urgent books coming my way for review.
Unfortunately, I only reviewed 6 of these.

And I was planning to connect with participants of this challenge, which I didn’t do much at all, by lack of time.

Out of these 28, 15 books were in print, and 13 in audio (6 of these were Bible books)
12 were mysteries/thrillers

Books I especially liked?:
scratch that, there are too many!!

I will just highlight four books that were different, types of revelations:

  Or What You Will If You Cross the River

Or What You Will:
An amazing author, totally new to me.
Great structure, so many references
VERDICT: Unique fantasy love letter to the Renaissance. Luscious!
See my review, with excerpts

If You Cross The River:
I got this in 2019, why did I wait so long to read it?
Incredible writing. I devoured it in no time

  Migrations Killer Come Back to Me

Migrations:
wow, certainly one of my favorites of the year so far.
VERDICT: Both beautiful and heart-wrenching. And of course, a must for all birders.
See my review, with pictures and data

Killer, Come Back to Me
BIG revelation, I didn’t even know he had written crime fiction. Did you?
And he is so so good at it!

So here is the file with my 28 books.

Did you participate?
What was your favorite book this Summer?

15 thoughts on “Recap: 20 Books of Summer 2020

  1. I did join in. For pure reading pleasure, I’d say that my favorite was The Readers’ Room, followed by Memory Police. I enjoyed Migrations very much, too, but I read it before summer began. I wish I had connected more with the other members of the challenge. Next year, maybe.

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  2. I love Jo Walton and must read more of her books. I have Migrations as a library
    ebook right now! Congrats on doing so well with the challenge!

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  3. Well, thanks for pointing me to the outstanding books in your summer reading! The Jo Walton I’m now desperate to read, having cast around for something else of hers to enjoy after Among Others. Migrations too sounds as though I’d like it, while I also was another one who didn’t know Bradbury wrote crime fiction. A worthy haul, well done! 🙂

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