10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Hello my fellow bookworms, the sun is shining and I am here to announceΒ  that Cathy’s 20 Books of Summer reading challenge (with the option of 15 or 10 book levels too) has… begun! πŸŽ‰ As usual I am aiming for the lower goal of 10 books and here are those books I am hoping to read:

  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelHistorical-Fiction
  2. The Testament of Loki by Joanne M HarrisFantasy
  3. The Black Corsair by Emilio SalgariClassic Adventure
  4. The Phantom Tree by Nicola CornickDual-Narrative, Historical-Fiction
  5. S5 Uncovered by James Durose-RaynerCrime, Thriller
  6. Madam, Will You Talk? by Mary StewartRomantic Suspense
  7. Kim by Rudyard KiplingClassic Adventure
  8. The Cottingley Secret by Hazel GaynorHistorical-Fiction
  9. The Firebird by Susanna KearsleyDual-Narrative, Historical-Romance
  10. Katharina by Margaret SkeaHistorical-Fiction
  11. Agatha Raisin and the Wizard of Evesham by M.C. BeatonCosy-Crime
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules VerneClassic Adventure

But Jessica, I hear you cry, that is 12 books?! Well I am giving myself two extra books for a bit of wiggle room, in case I don’t end up in the mood for something listed, so the end goal is still to read 10 books from this list.

Finally, the challenge runs from Monday, 1st June (yesterday) to Tuesday, 1st September 2020, so just after that I will check back in with you all to discuss what I manage to read! Happy summer reading everyone! 😎

Now over to you: What books do you plan to read this summer? Are there any of these books you think I should read first?

Also if you’re taking part in this challenge, then please link in your own sign-up post in the comments below, so I come check out your lists, too!

44 thoughts on “10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020

  1. I’ve read a couple off here and I also spot a couple that I’m sure you’ll love – Agatha Raisin – plus Firebird.
    Lynn πŸ˜€

  2. Wiggle room is a good thing. I’m pretty sure I’ve read some Mary Stewart in the past. Years…decades..ago when I worked in a bookstore I visited a lot of different sections for my reading since we could check out books, library style, for free.

    Mary has read all the Agatha Raisin books and enjoyed them. We’ve also liked the tv series they have made.

    1. Carl, glad to hear Mary has enjoyed all the Agatha Raisin books – They are such good fun! I did try the TV series but it wasn’t for me: they changed too much about the characters. As for Mary Stewart, I have loved everything I have read by her, so really looking forward to reading more! I particularly need to get to her Merlin series. 😊

  3. That’s a really great list of books! Madam, Will You Talk? is one of my favourites by Mary Stewart and I enjoyed The Firebird, The Phantom Tree and Wolf Hall too. I hope you have a wonderful summer of reading. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Helen – It is great to hear you’ve enjoyed so many books off of my list. Also you might be pleased to know, I decided to start reading Wolf Hall first. πŸ˜ƒ

  4. Aw man, I did this last year, and I keep wanting to participate this year, too, but it’s just not a good time. I love seeing everyone’s lists, though! Looks like you’ve got some great books on it, and I love the idea of giving yourself a little wiggle room in case you’re not in the mood for something. That’s a great idea. :3 Good luck with your summer reading!

    1. I am sorry it not a good time for you to take part in this reading challenge too, but thank you and I hope you still enjoy your summer reading, challenge or no. πŸ™‚Fingers crossed my wiggle room is going to pay of dividends this year and I’ll finish 10! 😁

  5. I vote you begin with The Phantom Tree since I read and enjoyed it. I know I read that Mary Stewart years ago, so I’m sure that would be another good starting place.

    Enjoy your summer reading! Several of these I especially look forward to reading reviews on.

    1. Thank you, Kelly – I am afraid I decided to start reading Wolf Hall first, but don’t you worry I a really hoping to get to The Phantom Tree soon! πŸ™‚

  6. Good luck with your summer reading challenge. I’ve not done a reading challenge in ages!

    I keep meaning to pick up one of the Agatha Raisin books to try.

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