Wednesday, May 17, 2023


Once again 746 Books is hosting the 20 Books of Summer Challenge. The rules are very easy: make a list of 20 books (or some other number) and try to read them between June 1 and September 1. 

From my TBR Pile Challenge List

Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
#1 - Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens [finished in JULY]
Beer School by Steve Hindy and Tom Potter

From the series I am focusing on this year:
#2 - Psycho by the Sea by Lynn Truss [finished in JULY]
Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
 An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear
#3 - Innocent Graves by Peter Robinson [finished in JUNE]
Suffer the Little Children by Donna Leon

Titles for the Canadian Book Challenge:
The Day the Falls Stood Still by Cathy Buchanan
Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
All Together Now by Alan Doyle
A Newfoundlander in Canada by Alan Doyle
#4- The Building of Jalna by Mazo de la Roch [finished in JULY]

From my Classics Club list:
 Dune by Frank Herbert
#5 -Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick [finished in AUGUST]

#6- The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers [finished in AUGUST]
Miscellaneous books from my shelves:
Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham
#7 - House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne [finished in AUG.]
Snow by John Banville
The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories by Penelope Lively
10 lb. Penalty by Dick Francis

Switching out the titles on the list as you go along is allowed so I may end up reading 20 entirely different books. I will edit this post as I go along to track what I end up reading.

Below are additions to the list based on what I actually read. I crossed out the ones from the original list above that these were swapped for.

#8 - In the Margins by Elena Ferrante [finished in JUNE]
#9 - Happier Hour by Cassie Holmes [finished in JUNE]
#10 - Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler [finished in JUNE]
#11 - Make it Stick by Peter C. Brown [finished in JUNE]
#12 - This Could be Home by Pico Iyer [finished in JULY]
#13 - Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie [finished in JULY]
#14 - Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip Heath [finished in JULY]
#15 - The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean [finished in JULY]
#16 - Stolen by Ann-Helen Laestadius [finished in AUGUST]
#17 - Maame by Jessica George [finished in AUGUST]
#18 - Joan by Katherine J. Chen [finished in AUGUST]
#19 - Pint-sized Ireland by Evan McHugh [finished in AUGUST]
#20 - Africa is Not a Country by Dipo Faloyin [finished in AUGUST]


  1. A good number of books on my 20 Books of Summer are from my TBR Pile Challenge List, too. I want to read more books by Peter Robinson. I read Snow by John Banville and really liked it, but some other reviewers did not.

  2. Loved Cat's Eye and Carson McCullers never disappoints! Thanks for taking part MAry x


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