20 Books of Summer you say? Hey why not. I’m a newbie to this but have decided to join Cathy who blogs as 746Books I am reading more than ever during lockdown and am quietly confident I can do this. I have selected my 20 books which I hope will be varied enough… although I have heard that Cathy is incredibly supportive and flexible!
So without further ado and in no particular order here are my choices.
The Five by Allie Rubenhold
The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. Non Fiction and I think this is a planned to be a buddy read with Clair blogging at Always Need More Books
Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
Contemporary Romantic Fiction… all aboard the 7.30 train. I have heard great things about this one and am looking forward to reading it.
Stay Up with Hugo Best by Erin Somers
A beloved late night TV icon and a notorious womaniser invites you to his mansion for Memorial Day weekend…do you accept? Oh yes of course you do!
The Cancer Ladies Running Club by Josie Lloyd
A work of fiction – informed by the authors own experiences of surviving cancer, running and the support of women.
All That Man Is by David Szalay
A collection of short stories about men at various stages of life. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, this book has sat on my shelf since then.
Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh
2 sisters, both on trial for the murder of their father – both believe the other did it? But which one did?
Her Husband’s Mistake by Sheila O’Flanagan
When Roxy finds her husband in bed with the next door neighbour, she can’t believe her eyes. Decision time for Roxy…
Saving Missy by Beth Morrey
This book is about …The Power of Friendship, The Kindness of Strangers, An Attic full of treasures, The secrets that bind us, The lives we’ve lived… sounds good right?
Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
This will be my first read as I am reading it as a buddy read with Clair at Always Need More Books look out for my review later in June…
On My Life by Angela Clark
Framed. Imprisoned. Pregnant. Sounds good doesn’t it!
She Said by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Non Fiction, the Harvey Weinstein story told by the 2 journalists who broke the story that helped to change the world.
Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes
50 year old political activist, one hit wonder, life long love and one night stand Clio Campbell kills herself. This is her story…
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
Lydia and Freddie have been together 10 years and Lydia thinks their love is indestructible, she is wrong for Freddie at age 27 dies in a car accident. Contemporary Fiction from the author of One Day in December.
This Lovely City by Louise Hare
The drinks are flowing. The music is playing. But the party can’t last. Historical fiction set in post war London.
Ths Foundling by Stacey Halls
Historical Fiction – London 1754 Clara returns to the Foundling Hospital six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter there, to reclaim her, only to find someone else has already claimed her.
The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn
A story of women bound together by a heartbreaking secret. A love story that needs to be told.
A Good Neighbourhood by Therese Anne Fowler
A dispute between neighbours. A love story… a romance that will challenge the carefully constructed concepts of class and race in this small community.
Five Hundren Miles From You by Jenny Colgan
Romantic Fiction. They live 500 miles apart, but their lives are about to collide.
Below the Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin
This is for a blog tour and is the follow up to The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes, which was a book I loved!
Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi
Grant McAllister is an author of crime fiction. 30 years on living a reclusive life until Julie Sharp an ambitious editor knocks on his door. His early work is being republished but some of it doesn’t make sense – clues that seem to reference an unsolved murder…
20 Books of Summer
So, what do you think? Writing this post I feel excited for all of these books and feel I have a good balance, but we will see. 20 books, 3 months, a summer of reading… starting with Valentine on June 1st and finishing on 2nd September. Have you read any of these book and more importantly will you be joining in?
Thank you to Eva at Novel Delights for her encouraging words that gave me the boost I needed to join and Cathy we haven’t met yet, but I look forward to getting to know you through this challenge. Thanks so much for hosting..