The 20 Books of Summer Challenge

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Header image from the host, Cathy @ 746 Books

One summer.

Three months.

13 weeks.

91 days.

I didn’t discover this challenge till a couple days after the start date, but I just couldn’t not join! The “20 Books of Summer” challenge is hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books and essentially about reading 20 books (or 15 or 10–your choice!) between June 3 to September 3. I was already planning on reading a lot of books this summer before returning to college, so 20 sounds like a good number to aim for!

I want to accomplish a little bit of mood reading this summer, so I don’t have all 20 of my books planned out, but I do have a small TBR that I want to share. I’m participating in an internship for my college that involves a lot of reading, so I thought I’d share those books with you guys (since I literally HAVE TO read them this summer). They’re mainly memoirs, short story collections, or poetry–all things very much outside of my usual fantasy & YA books, so I’m very curious to see what I think of them!

Also, shout out to my new blogger friend, Sammie @ The Writerly Way for informing me about this reading challenge and encouraging me to participate!

Internship TBR:

stack of books sitting outside

Already Read:


  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
    • My first Silvera book! (Why did it take me so long??) Omg it was so good and I adored Mateo And Rufus so much!

The remaining 10 books I’m going to leave open ended to mood reading, ARCs and some rereading that I want to accomplish. Honestly, I’ll probably post a second Summer TBR for the Top Ten Tuesday on June 25th, so stay tuned for that! (Because let’s be real: I truly can’t help but try to plan out all my reading.)

Are you participating in the 20 Books of Summer challenge or any other challenges this summer? Do you have a Summer TBR set yet?

Let me know down in the comments!

13 thoughts on “The 20 Books of Summer Challenge”

    1. I know, I’m so ecstatic about my internship! 😊
      And that’s what I thought too! There’s a link up on Cathy’s blog, 746 Books, if ya wanna join.
      Happy reading and I hope you’re having a great summer!

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  1. I just stumbled across The Bookie Trials on Twitter and since that has a five book minimum for July with the possibility for many more books in the month I might actually need to hop this challenge as well. I’m on my 3rd and 4th book of the month but I know if I buckle down I can probably get up to 20


      1. I’m so dumb it’s the book junkie trials lol. But basically you join a team and complete the prompts for points and if you finish before the month you can read the other teams’ prompts for additional points. I went with the team that had the most prompts that suited my bookshelf so I could read some of my tbr.

        And I think aiming for 5 a month makes sense, thank you for the suggestion!!!


        1. Ooooh lol, though I still wouldn’t have known what that is. 😅 What kind of prompts do the trials include?
          And good luck on all your prompts and goals! Happy reading! 🙂


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