It had been such a long time since I had joined in any challenges but when I saw this one I thought it might be time to get back on the challenge roundabout. This felt like the perfect one with too much pressure.
My list below with links to reviews where they were part of netgalley requests
- Lucinda Riley – The Missing Sister
- Sara Sheridan – The Fair Botanists
- Angela Thirkell – High Rising (Replaced Sara Cox – Thrown as read before start date)
- Richard Coles – Murder Before Evensong
- Jennifer Ryan – The Wedding Dress Circle
- Gervase Phinn – At The Captains Table
- Ann Cleeves – The Rising Tide
Celia Rees – Miss Graham’s War(Did not finish)
- Fern Britton – The Good Servant
- Mick Herron – Slow Horses
- Gill Hornby – Miss Austen
- Anne Booth – Small Miracles
- P.G.Wodehouse – Carry On Jeeves
- Stacy Halls – The Foundling
- Robert Galbraith – Troubled Blood
- Jennifer Saint – Ariadne
- Cathy Bramley – My Kind of Happy
- Sue Teddern – Annie Stanley All At Sea
- Dawn French – Because of You
- Freya Sampson – The Girl on the 88 Bus
I managed 12 – with the 13th book The Fair Botanists completed a couple of days past the 1st September. And I also did not finish a book because it was not doing anything for me, rather than power through and not enjoy for the sake of the challenge I stopped. So refreshing.
Because of the weather, my holiday and probably my laziness I read the most of the books that were on my kindle first before I moved to actual books. Which is why of the ones left that I didn’t read are still staring at me on my shelf. I think I would like to aim to have read these by the end of 2022. I will let you know how I get on.
I am not sure if I have a favourite of the ones I did read – probably Fern Britton The Good Servant, which seems all the more poignant now in light of recent events. It was a joy to go back to Wodehouse and how I wish I had not got rid of all of my books! And the Robert Galbraith is such a hefty tome in paperback, and I so want to read the next one but I don’t think I can cope with the weight of a hardback!
Other than not finishing a book, I as a bit disappointed with the new Gervase Phinn. The normal dry wit and Yorkshire humour but the story was very much pedestrian and read more like observations that having any great plot.
Thank you to Cathy at 746 Books for hosting the challenge.
2 thoughts on “20 Books of Summer – Challenge Over”
Well done! 12 – almost 13 – books is a good result. It looks like a nice varied selection as well.
Great result! Thanks so much for taking part x