20 Books Of Summer 2020 #20booksofsummer20

Wait, what? It’s All About Books joining in on the 20 Books Of Summer fun even though in Argentina it’s almost Winter right now?! Well yes, I just couldn’t resist joining the challenge this year as I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to both read more backlist titles as well as maybe forget about the upcoming cold Winter months for a bit… The 20 Books of Summer Challenge is hosted by Cath and runs between June 1st and September 1st. The aim is to read and review either 10, 15 or 20 books, and of course I will be going for the full amount as I like to torture myself. xD

To make things more challenging, I’ve decided not to include any ARCs in my TBR, which will be interesting as I have a ton due in the next couple of months and I’m not sure how much time I will have left for other titles. We’ll see how things go I guess? The list below is made up entirely out of non-ARCs: backlist titles belonging to a bunch of different genres with a few 2020 releases to spice things up… But no ARCs allowed even if I decide to swap some books later on.

I’ve decided to put together a separate progress report post that will be posted at the end of July.


  • After The End by Clare Mackintosh (384 pages)
  • We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker (464 pages)
  • Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (416 pages)
  • The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup (528 pages)
  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (368 pages)

  • The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton (422 pages)
  • The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey (352 pages)
  • Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (276 pages)
  • The Trouble With Goats And Sheep by Joanna Cannon (369 pages)
  • The Switch by Beth O’Leary (400 pages)

  • Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (288 pages)
  • Nothing Important Happened Today by Will Carver (300 pages)
  • The Alienist by Caleb Carr (528 pages)
  • Kill You Twice by Chelsea Cain (326 pages)
  • The Bear And The Nightingale by Katherine Arden (336 pages)

  • Fruit Of The Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras (304 pages)
  • Night By Night by Jack Jordan (366 pages)
  • Manhunters by Steve Murphy and Javier F. Peña (352 pages)
  • On The Come Up by Angie Thomas (452 pages)
  • A Heart So Fierce And Broken by Brigid Kemmerer (450 pages)

Have you joined the 20 Books Of Summer challenge? Did you read any of the books on my TBR? Which books do you think I should make my priority? Good luck everyone! ❤ ❤


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36 thoughts on “20 Books Of Summer 2020 #20booksofsummer20

    • Haha I’m probably going to wish I did the same before long! xD I have so many ARCs to read though… And as I’ve been reading a lot these last few months (20+ each month), adding a lot of ARCs felt a bit like cheating in my case. 😉

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      • It’s not the reading that scares me, it’s the reviewing. I read fast and I read a lot, but my blogging mojo has been all over the place so I don’t want to push it.

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      • Oh yes I do get that! I’ve been struggling a lot too with the review writing… I had to invent a whole new method to be able to do so; I now write shorthand ramble drafts on my phone when I feel a spark of inspiration and then later on try and convert it into something coherent on my laptop. xD It helps, but it’s one of the reasons I prefer less ARCs, because I just just write shortie reviews for the non-ARCs (or not review them at all). 😉


      • Haha I used to do that! xD But I installed the WordPress app on my phone purely so I can write my rambles directly in my drafts and then edit them later on my laptop. I tried to write one directly on my laptop the other day and I seem to have forgotten to do so… Whoops? xD


      • I have the app on my phone but I always make my posts in word and then copy them to WP. Should WP glitch then I still have my drafts in Word. Did I mention I’m a control freak? 🙈😂

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      • Oh I never thought about it that way! I might have to find some way to back up my posts too… Also, hello from fellow control freak. 😉 xD

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    • I can’t wait to finally read The Alienist as I really enjoyed the Netflix show! I’m looking forward to start my first book of the challenge soon. Happy reading! xx


      • I had no idea that it was now a Netflix show. I read the book several years ago, and the writing is impressive. If I remember correctly, there was some violence that was a bit too graphic for my taste, but it was still an enjoyable book.

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      • I actually somehow didn’t realize the Netflix show was based on a book; something that almost never happens as I always prefer reading the book first… Violence and graphic scenes sound familiar though, as the series was the same. I’ll be looking forward to sample that writing though!

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  1. I don’t think I knew that you were from Argentina. I would rather be heading into winter. I prefer the cold to the hot. I found The Bear and the NIghtingale to be interesting, and A Heart So Fierce and Broken to be okay, but disappointing with what I expected after the first book. I do hope you enjoy it more than I did! Have fun working your way through these!!

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    • I’m actually originally Dutch, but I have been living in Argentina during the last ten years (with the exception of a few months in Colombia in 2012). Long story haha. I do hate the cold, but I hate the hot weather even more as with the cold you can at least dress in 100 layers or stay inside. xD I’m curious what my reaction to both The Bear And The Nightingale and A Heart So Fierce And Broken will be!

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      • Yes, I believe I remember you mentioning your Dutch roots before, but I had missed seeing the Argentina bit. And yes!! You can always put on layers, but you can only take so many off.

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    • I can’t wait to read that one! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about it so I’m making time for it as soon as I finish a bunch of pending thriller ARCs. xx


    • I just couldn’t resist! 😉 And We Begin At The End is definitely at the top of titles I want to get to first… I just have to get rid of some pesky pending ARCs first. 😉 xx

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  2. Really nice list! Two of the books (After the End and The Chestnut Man) have made it into my top books I’ve ever read because they left such an impact so I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Happy reading!

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