Friday, May 31, 2024

20 Books of Summer Challenge


Since I'll be reading and reviewing books anyway I thought this looked like a fun challenge to join! Thanks to Helen at She Reads Novels for posting her link to give me the idea and for Cathy at 746 Books for hosting. I am not choosing 20 books but starting with 10. I think this is more realistic for me. Maybe next year I'll dive in with more. Happy Reading everyone! 

My List:

1. Covert in Cairo: Book Two of the Fiona Figg and Kitty Lane Mysteries by Kelly Oliver- I love all things set in Egypt and the pyramids.

2. The Virgin in the Ice: Book 6 of the Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters- It's time to dive into the next one of these amazing mysteries.

3. The Iron King by Maurice Druon- I have wanted to read these books for so long and need a push to get started. They are classics about a subject I know little about: French aristocracy. 

4. A King's Ransom by Sharon Penman- So looking forward to finishing and reviewing this last book in her Plantagenet series. 

5.  ABC Murders by Agatha Christie- This was the Read Christie 2024 selection for May and I just didn't have the time to read it. I want to catch up so I will be tackling this one in the summer. 

6. Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie- This is the Read Christie 2024 selection for July. 

7. The French For Murder: Lady Eleanor Swift Book 10 by Verity Bright- The next book in my favorite cozy mystery series. 

8. A Gentleman Fallen On Hard Times: The Lord Julian Mysteries Book One by Grace Burrowes- I saw this in the Kindle store and the title caught my eye. It sounds a little like a Lord John Grey vibe. I want to see if it's a good series so I'm starting with Book One. 

9. The Enemy and Miss Innes: Tales From the Highlands Book Two by Martha Keyes- I enjoyed book one from this series and need this reminder to get started on the second one. 

10. The Greatest Knight: William Marshal Book Two by Elizabeth Chadwick- This is a long book so realistically we will see if I actually read and finish it by Labor Day. But I really want to read it after I finish A King's Ransom.


  1. Great list Shellie, thanks for taking part!

    1. Thanks Cathy! Appreciate your hosting it. These challenges are fun and make me sit down and work on my blog when I'm going through slump :)

  2. I'm glad you're joining in! I enjoyed The Iron King and The Greatest Knight. I've also read The ABC Murders but not Taken at the Flood, so I hope that's a good one.

    1. I think getting to both The Iron King and The Greatest Knight will be too ambitious for me this summer! I am enjoying Taken at the Flood though. Thanks Helen :) always glad to have your endorsement of a book being a good one.