Well, since September is nearly halfway finished, it’s high time I shared a wrap-up of my 20 Books of Summer experience! In my second year of participating in this reading challenge, hosted by the lovely Cathy at 746 Books, I stretched my wings a bit and tried to read 20 books instead of last year’s 10. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I thought. Well, I don’t regret it, but I failed to read all 20 titles. Despite swapping out several titles (to include book group picks and Anne of Green Gables Readalong that I’d forgotten) I still couldn’t stick to the list, and ended up with 14 books.
I’m not discouraged, though! Being a staunch mood reader, I pretty much knew sticking to a list was impossible. I knew the number of books would be a stretch too, since I do watch some television and have a job and a kid and sometimes I want to do yoga at night and just WHEN am I supposed to write these blog posts?!? So I think I did pretty well considering. I reviewed all 14, which I think deserves a gold star, or at least an extra piece of chocolate! 🙂
Here’s what I DIDN’T get to from my list (Note: I did read Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, which was AMAZING, but I didn’t finish it before the deadline of Sept. 3, and I still have to write my review…)
Expect a review of The Hate U Give soon! (OMG I loved that book!)
I still plan on reading these. I own five of them (the only one I’ll be borrowing from the library is The Cutting Season.)
So how did you do with 20 Books of Summer? Is it challenging (or nearly impossible) for you to stick to a reading list, even one you make up yourself? Or do you do well with that kind of structure? Will you participate in 20 Books of Summer next year? Have you read any of the books from my list that I didn’t get to? I’d love to read your thoughts in the comments.