The 20 Books of Summer challenge was hosted by Cathy at 746books. I’m probably the last person to still linger on it, but since it is the first challenge I actually completed I cannot let this opportunity slip, no matter the delay!
I finished my 20 books on 9th September, so 5 days later, but I give myself right to an extension due to being sick. Here is what I read, as I publish reviews they will be linked on the page. I am a bit behind on blogging, because of travelling and teeth problems, but I really hope to catch up by the end of the year.
I decided not to commit to a list upfront, so it was growing as I went along, but now that I look at it I am happy with my choices. There is a little bit of everything and I really enjoyed majority of the books I picked. Initially I thought the challenge won’t be a challenge at all, because I do read around 7 books a month, what I didn’t expect was the whole Brexit mess and how much it would affect my ability to focus on a book. July and August were quite difficult reading-wise, because of the lack of focus and also because of travels. I actually made me realize how my reading patterns change depending on the length of day, in the summer I tried to spend as much time as possible out, to use the sun and charge my batteries (I firmly believe my brain operates on solar power), which left a bit less time for reading. Now that it’s autumn my couch and blanket look a lot more tempting.
If the challenge is on next year I will definitely participate, it was a lot of fun.
Does the weather/time of the year affect your reading habits? Do you read in different places or at different times?
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