#10BooksofSummer (or 15 or 20)….

08 Jun
#10BooksofSummer  (or 15 or 20)….

10, 15 or 20 Books of summer is hosted by Cathy @cathy746books.       You can read Cathy’s original post about it here on her blog –

This is a slightly late post as it started on June 3rd, but I did start my first book on that day, so all is ok. 😉

The idea of 20 Books of Summer is that readers choose their books to read and enjoy them, while also reviewing over the summer dates of June 3rd to September 3rd. You can choose to read 10, 15 or 20 books. I went for the easier option of 10! so, 3 months, 10 books, here goes.

Here are the books I hope to read over this time. I am adding in a mix of paperbacks and kindle reads. Two of the books will be for blog tours and the rest are ones I have chosen myself.

So here goes with my list of 10 books I hope to read this summer. ( in no particular order). The blurb can be found using the goodreads links.

In The Swim Of Things by Tracie Banister.

A lovely chick lit summer read. If you ever wanted to be a mermaid, this is the book for you. Kyra has her perfect job, a new hunky surfer boyfriend and lives by the beach she loves. When her beach is threatened. Kyra needs to fight for it. A perfect read for the summer I think. Plus I have read a few of Tracie Bannister’s books before and enjoyed them all. 

Goodreads Blurb.



Where the Dead Fall. By M J Lee.

A page turning crime thriller. With murders, detectives and hunts for killers. This is my kind of read.

Goodreads Blurb



Meet Me in Cockleberry Bay. By Nicola May.

The much awaited sequel to Nicola May’s previous best seller The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay will be a glorious read for me. I love all of this Author’s books and I am sure this one will be no difference. I’m looking forward to seeing what Rosa and the beloved Hot the sausage dog will get up to in this book.

My review for this will be in the blog tour hosted by in July, when the book will be published. Lucky me got an early read 😊.

Goodreads Blurb




The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup

I was sent this book my my lovely friend Irena at Irena and many other bookbloggers have written amazing reviews for this book. I am excited to read it, but it is so long. I hope the length is necessary to the whole plot. I’m quite sure I will love it as Irena always has great recommendations.

Goodreads Blurb


Time of my Life by Laura Heffernan.

Another lovely easy summer read. You can just tell by the cover that this will be a perfect read for those summer evenings.

Goodreads Blurb

You see how I am mixing up thrillers and chick lits. I like to get a mix of gory, deceptive crime thrillers which make me hunt for the criminal. Then swap that for some really easy reads that are pure escapism. 



Fixed Odds by William McIntyre

The Author of this book is a criminal defence lawyer based in Scotland. That fact alone would be enough to make me want to read this book! This book is released on July 4th and I was very lucky to get an advanced copy. I am on the blog tour for Fixed Odds when it is published.

Goodreads Blurb





Author Clare Chase is another of my recommended Authors. I have read quite a few of her books and loved them all. I would describe the previous books I have read as cosy mysteries. I have had this book on my kindle for a little while and don’t remember what it is about. I do have a feeling that I will love it though.

Goodreads Blurb


Broken Humanity by Karine Vivier


Published in January this year, this book is the debut book by Author Karine Vivier. The Author contacted me and asked if I would like to read and review her book. I like to try out new Authors, and am hoping this book will be a good one.

Goodreads Blurb


Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett.

You may remember this book from a previous post, whereby I got a great deal on the first 3 books in the Kay Hunter series. I have read the first books and it was fantastic. For my summer reads, I am including the next 2 books in this series. As I loved the first one, I am quite sure I will enjoy book 2 and 3 also. 

Goodreads Blurb



One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett (book 3 Kay Hunter)

The covers are awesome and look so readable don’t they! 


Goodreads Blurb



So that my 10 reads for summer. I think its going to be a good reading summer, with lots of good reviews to come. What books do you have planned to read this summer? Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Which do you like the sound / look of? 

Here is to a good reading summer. 



Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Book Spotlights., Books


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18 responses to “#10BooksofSummer (or 15 or 20)….

  1. noveldeelights

    June 8, 2019 at 9:24 am

    I loved The Chestnut Man! And Rachel Amphlett’s books are fab too. Good luck, Amanda! xx

    • chocolatepages

      June 8, 2019 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you. Yes the length of The Chestnut Man is negated by all the positives I have heard about it. I think I will enjoy it. Thanks Eva 😊

  2. Clare Chase

    June 8, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Thanks so much for including Death Comes to Call, Amanda! I do hope you enjoy it! There are several others on your list that are also on my TBR pile! x

    • chocolatepages

      June 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      I am confident that I will enjoy it Clare. I think it helps to remind me of all the great books I have to read seeing them in a list like this. Enjoy your tbr too.

  3. Tea & Cake for the Soul

    June 8, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    There’s a few I like on here. I have a couple of the Nicola May ones to read. Happy Reading too.

    • chocolatepages

      June 8, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      Nicola May is one of my favourite chick lit authors. She is incredibly talented and funny. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck for your summer challenge.

  4. Love Books Group

    June 8, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    The Chestnut Man is superb! Enjoy all these wonderful adventures. x

    • chocolatepages

      June 8, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      That’s a perfect way to describe the summer of books. Plenty of adventures between the pages. Thank you.

  5. Cathy

    June 8, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Good luck with the challenge 🙂 x

    • chocolatepages

      June 8, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks. I hope there will be some 5 star reads this summer.

  6. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    June 8, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    I’m delighted to see Rachel’s books on this list ❤ I've heard good things about The Chestnut Man! Good luck with those readings! xx

    • chocolatepages

      June 9, 2019 at 6:24 pm

      Ooh one you haven’t read. I totally assumed that you had read The Chestnut Man too as there seemed to be big raves about it. I will let you know what I think of it.

  7. Cathy746books

    June 8, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks so much for joining in! Good luck and happy reading x

    • chocolatepages

      June 9, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Thank you, and thanks for hosting this brilliant summer of reading 😊

  8. irena_bookdustmagic

    June 14, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Ohh, I love this challenge, it’s good way to make yourself read more books, especially blacklists if they’re on your tbr.
    I hope you will enjoy The Chestnut Man, and of course other books too.
    I hope you’ll write about your results or wrap up in September. 🙂

    • chocolatepages

      June 14, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Irena. I have already read 2 of them, so the challenge started off well. Good idea to write the results up in September. It will also encourage me to complete the challenge.


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