20 books of Summer is hosted by Cathy at https://746books.com/ It’s a really free and easy challenge where you don’t have to read 20 books at all, it can be 15 or 10 or whatever. As I’m on holiday now, I have so much more time for reading and I’m trying to get around to reading some of the things that I have always intended to but not got around to.
I split my 20 books into 2 lots of 5 leaving 10 for August. My July choices were:
I didn’t manage to read Project Hail Mary as it didn’t arrive from the library until this week so I substituted another Science Fiction novel instead.
Kings of a Dead World – I loved this dystopian novel about life in London in the not too distant future. To save Earth’s dwinding resources, people are put into an extended sleep for much of the year. The story is told from the viewpoint of one of the sleepers and a janitor, whose job it is to look after the sleepers. You also get the back story of how the situation was arrived at. The three parts of the story were great and came together brilliantly at the end
Great Expectations – Finally read and finished. I enjoyed it more than I expected. There were some paragraphs that really stayed with me. Definitely best read in small chunks though.
Children of Blood and Bone – I enjoyed this. It was nice to read a fantasy novel with a non traditional setting
The Survivors – I loved this. It was just as good as all of Jane Harper’s previous novels. It was an absorbing mystery and the coastal setting was incredibly well described.
The Drowned City – When I picked this up, the cover and title made me expect a fantasy book. However, it was historical mystery set in Bristol in 1606, just after the gunpowder plot. I really enjoyed this and hope that there will be more books featuring Daniel Pursglove.
That now leaves me books to read during August. That won’t be difficult as I will definitely read more books than that. However, my aim for 20 Books of Summer is to try and read a wider range of books as I am very inclined to stick to my comfort zone of fantasy and crime fiction. There will be some of those in my next books but mainly other types of books.
My July books were all brilliant so I’m hoping that my August choices will be as good. I’ll keep you posted.