My #20BooksofSummer (2022) Reading List

I’m joining in the 20 Books of Summer Challenge hosted by 746 Books. The idea is to read 20 books from between June 1st and September 1st. This will be my first time participating and I’ve made a list that I’m sharing below along – but completely reserve the right to cross off a book if I’m not feeling it.

My 2022 Summer Reading List

  1. Upright Women Wanted, Sarah Gailey – (May Monthly Motif Challenge – “library lovers”) ✅
  2. Blackout, Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon (Audie Awards 2022 and June Motif Challenge) ✅
  3. Firekeeper’s Daughter, Angeline Boulley (April Award Winner – Edgar Award) ✅
  4. One of Us is Next, Karen McManus (April Keyword – “One”) ✅
  5. House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1), Sarah J. Maas (May Monthly Keyword – “City”) ✅
  6. My Heart is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones – Stoker Award (May Book Award Winner – Stoker Award 2022) ✅
  7. And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed – Novella (June Keyword – You) ✅
  8. Hell Hound, Ken Greenhall (#WickedGoodReads Bingo – Animal Friend or Foe)
  9. A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking, T. Kingfisher (June Book Award – 2021 Andrew Norton Nebula) ✅
  10. Ormeshadow, Priya Sharma (July Book Award – 2019 Shirley Jackson Awards)
  11. Equoid, Charles Stross (August Book Award – 2014 Hugo Award Novella)
  12. Final Girl Support Group, Grady Hendrix (#WickedGoodReads Bingo – Blood on the Cover) ✅
  13. Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Cassandra Khaw (#WickedGoodReads Bingo – Creepy Cover) ✅
  14. Hench, Natalie Zina Walschots – (July Monthly Motif – Summer Lovin’)
  15. Fireheart Tiger, Aliette de Bodard – (August Monthly Motif – Quick Lit)
  16. The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu, Tom Lin (2022 Andrew Carnegie Award Winner)
  17. The Library of the Dead, TL Huchu (one of the 2022 Alex Award Winners) ✅
  18. Gwendy’s Magic Feather, Richard Chizmar (keeping up with a series) ✅
  19. Gwendy’s Final Task, Stephen King and Richard Chizmar (new release, latest in a series) ✅
  20. Black Cake, Charmine Wilkerson (new release)

What type of books do you gravitate towards reading in the summer? My habits doesn’t really change, but I find this year, I’m feeling in a mood for more fantasy.


// Comments //

  1. Kim

    Jun 16

    Love this! And love to see which challenges you’re applying your reads to. I need to map my summer out like this. I’m struggling so much to read lately.

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