In JULY 2018, I decided to resume this challenge as #20BooksOfAutumn due to the insanity of electrical storms last Summer which took the JOY out of reading these lovelies. Due watch my Twitter @joriestory for updates and reading queues for which story is being read next!
I created a new badge for this redemptive attempt to read *20!* specific books for *20!* unique reasons of interest throughout one Season of the Year. The first review will be the wild card selection “Like There’s No Tomorrow” by Camille Eide (as it replaced the previously inclusive “Ignoring Gravity”) before the schedule I set forth on this challenge commences from how it was meant to begin – where the following stories will be featured back-to-back:
As Death Draws Near | Allie & Bea | Worthy
Join me on the Autumnal Equinox 2018 : 22nd of September until 21st December.
In the interest of the challenge, I should mention this is one reading challenge I have wanted to join in on the bookish fun since I first started blogging in  similar to how I was most anxious to join #AustenInAugust when coincidentally, this blog went LIVE in August 2013. This year, I had projected to participate in a variety of reading challenges (see Challenge List 2017) however, I ought to have known it was going to be a ‘unique year’ once my Spring allergies took such a lockhold of me to where I was unable to read nor blog; much less tweet to my bookish heart’s desire.
I was wicked enthused finding out about the challenge (see this tweet) even if I wasn’t fully able to devout any attention to creating my own #20BooksOfSummer List until two days before the month of June concluded! Ironically or not, I might be late to the party, but I am wicked excited about my selections – which is why I am posting this List on my blog and Riffle.
DUE NOTE: all the books featured on my #20BooksOfSummer were books sent to me for review consideration at some point or another over the past few years. The exception being ‘Memory Box Secrets’ of which was a purchase of my own and ‘Allie and Bea’ which I received as a bookaway. Ergo for one reason or another all of these lovelies were TBR in the most humblest of ways: books ‘to be read’ and quite wickedly itching with curiosity by the reader whose about to broach into their folds!
I have been working earnestly towards erasing my backlogue (of reviews) for almost a full year and this challenge is helping me to become re-inspired to read after two seasons of personal angst. Let’s face it – JUNE was a wash-out. It barely blinked into view before it extinguished out of sight – and I barely posted anything during it’s duration. The one thing I did accomplish is finding a way to bring ART back into my life and to resume KNITTING giving myself a way to put some Zen into my downtime. Especially imperative as I was ill more than well this Spring. As the monsoon Summer rains start to begin now as we enter into JULY, I am most hopeful my seasonal allergies will start to relent and give me back the clarity of calm I’ve missed all SPRING.
The exact order of how I will be reading these stories is UNKNOWN except for the first three selections which will be the following: WORTHY | As Death Draws Near | Allie and Bea.
Interestingly enough, for those of you curious how we order things without thinking specifically about how we want to sort the books we’re reading, here is the organic nature of how the books were stacked as I sorted out which books would make into this challenge list:
- As Death Draws Near by Anna Lee Huber | Synopsis
- Inconceivable by Tegan Wren | Synopsis
- Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica | Synopsis
- Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain | Synopsis ← re-reading
- Deadly Proof by Rachel Dylan | Synopsis
- Fatal Mistake by Susan Sleeman | Synopsis
- Memory Box Secrets by Brenda S. Anderson | Synopsis
- Ignoring Gravity by Sandra Danby | Synopsis ← (see also Review) guest feature forthcoming!
- Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey | Synopsis
- The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling | Synopsis
- A Lesson in Hope by Philip Gulley | Synopsis
- True Believer by Nicholas Sparks | Synopsis
- A Saint in Graceland by Deborah Hining | Synopsis
- Just the Facts by Ellen Sherman | Synopsis
- Worthy by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Synopsis
- Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde | Synopsis
- Satisfaction by Andee Reilly | Synopsis
- Rooville by Julie Long | Synopsis
- The Last Letter by Kathleen Shoop | Synopsis
- Twain’s End by Lynn Cullen | Synopsis
- Like There’s No Tomorrow by Camille Eide | Synopsis | to replace Ignoring Gravity
| by the numbers |
2 rescheduled blog tour books | 2 LibraryThing books | 1 bookaway | 7 BookSparks Reading Challenge Books
7 postponed reads = 17 books erased from my Book Blogger’s Backlogue
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- #20BooksOfSummer 2017