20 Books of Summer is hosted by Cathy at 746 Books.

The goal of 20 Books of Summer is to read 20 books from your TBR in three months. I’m totally including some of my summer pre-orders in this list because one of my 2021 goals was to read everything I pre-order and I am already behind. I’m also going to do my best to review them all because I have become such a slacker when writing up my thoughts.

If you’re joining in, you can add your sign-up post to Cathy’s link up and use the #20booksofsummer21 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram.

However I just cannot pick 20 books and stick to that list for the next three months. My brain will rebel! I’ve picked out 30 books and I will do my best to read 20 of these, but also one or two may get switched out when I remember something else I’m desperate to read. Without further ado, here are my choices…

*indicates that I received a free copy for review.

Lonely Castle in the Mirror by Mizuki Tsujimura

Reading for ATY “a book eligible for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation”.

Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Reading for Popsugar “a book that has won the Women’s Prize for Fiction”.

Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire

The Wolf and the Woodsman by Ava Reid*

Thanks to Del Rey for the review copy.

The Rookery by Deborah Hewitt*

Thanks to Pan Macmillan for the review copy.

Summerwater by Sarah Moss

Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart

The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk*

Thanks to Orbit for the review copy.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Last One at the Party by Bethany Clift

Mooncakes by Wendy Xu + Suzanne Walker

Fake Law by The Secret Barrister

Reading for Popsugar “a book that was published anonymously”.

Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala

The Yearbook by Holly Bourne

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke

Reading for ATY “a book set on an island”.

Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

The Last Migration by Charlotte McConaghy*

Thanks to Chatto & Windus for the review copy.

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Reading for Popsugar “the book on your TBR list with the ugliest cover”.

Summer Releases:

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Afterlove by Tanya Byrne

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Reading for ATY “a book by an author whose name doesn’t contain the letters A, T or Y”.

The Boyband Murder Mystery by Ava Eldred

A Pho Love Story by Loan Le

Reading for Popsugar “a book set in a restaurant”.

A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark

The Box in the Woods by Maureen Johnson

As Good as Dead by Holly Jackson

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

I feel like I should have more non-fiction on here, but at the moment I’m preferring non-fiction on audio, and my audiobook TBR is actually pretty tiny.

Have you read any of these books? Which do you think I should prioritise?