Challenge: 10 Books of Summer 2018

The sun is out and summer and the holidays are just around the corner! And I am thrilled to announce Cathy is hosting her brilliant 20 Books of Summer challenge (with the option of 15 or 10 levels too) again this year. As usual I am aiming for the lower goal and here are the 10 books I hope to read:

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins [re-read]
  2. Lives of Notorious Cooks by Brendan Connell
  3. But Is It Real? by Amy Orr-Ewing
  4. Cauldstane by Linda Gillard
  5. Hannah’s Moon by John A. Heldt
  6. The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
  7. Eleanor of Aquitaine by Christopher Nicole
  8. Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
  9. Seven Sovereign Queens by Geoffrey Trease
  10. Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession by Alison Weir

The challenge runs till the end of summer (3rd September), so just after that I will check back in with you all to discuss what I manage to read!

Are you taking part in this summer challenge? Are there any of these books you think I should read first?

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24 thoughts on “Challenge: 10 Books of Summer 2018

    1. Hello Colletta, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is lovely to hear from new face taking part in this challenge 🙂 I am popping over to see what you are hoping to read this summer now 😀

  1. How did you decide what to put on the list? Were they already on your reading plans fo example or books you have been meaning to get to for a long time?

    1. Karen, I tend to read by mood and I like a good, varied selection of books, so I comprised this list of 4 fictions I am really excited to read, 4 fictions which are review copies and 2 non-fictions. My task was also made easier this time, as spring was a little slow for me, which left 3 books over from my spring TBR list. 🙂

    1. Thank you Lynn 🙂 I am particularly looking forward to reading The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier, so much so I think it will be one of my first reads 😀

  2. Looks like you have a great list of books to read this summer! I like that we’ve both chosesn a DuMaurier book 🙂 I hope you enjoy the Anne Boleyn book by Alison Weir. I love her books but I haven’t had a chance to read this new series yet.

    1. Thank you Maren, it is great we have both chosen novels be du Maurier – a real testament to how much her work is still loved. After loving the first book, Katherine of Aragon, The True Queen, I am really looking forward to continuing Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series with Anne Boleyn, A King’s Obsession 🙂

  3. Well, I haven’t read any of these, but my pick would definitely be The House on the Strand. Though the Anne Boleyn book appeals too – seen a lot of praise for this series. Good luck with the challenge!

  4. I will be taking part in this again too, but haven’t quite decided on my list yet. Good luck with yours! I loved The House on the Strand and I enjoyed the Anne Boleyn book as well, but I haven’t read any of your other books.

    1. Thank you Helen – I am particularly looking forward to reading du Maurier’s The House on the Strand and continuing Weir’s Six Tudor Queens series. Also I look forward to seeing what will be on your list. 🙂

  5. The Du Maurier, Prachett, and Trease titles sound intriguing, mainly because I recognize those names…do you like The Hunger Games? I assume that you do, since you are rereading them? 🙂

    1. Amy, I am particularly excited to read more by du Maurier, Pratchett, and Trease 😀 And yes I do like The Hunger Games, although I felt the third book was weaker, so it will be interesting to see if I still feel the same way this time.

    1. Thank you Cathy – I am really looking forward to taking part again this year and I am excited about reading The House on the Strand – I think it will be one of my first reads off this list! 😀

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