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!
- The Wonderling by Mira Bartók
- A MG Fantasy! I’m currently reading it and adoring it!
- What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah
- In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
- You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers
- Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
- I actually already read this novel last year! It’s amazing and powerful and I totally recommend it.
- Mothers of Sparta by Dawn Davies
- Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar
- Cenzontle by Marcelo Hernandez Castillo
- The Memory Palace by Mira Bartók
- Not pictured because I still have yet to acquire a copy.
- 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.)