Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since my last TTT, nothing has really changed here, we’re still in lockdown and though I could see more of my friends now, I live too far away from most of them to visit without using public transport, so that’s not great. It looks like the weather is going to turn more typically UK in the next few days as well (i.e. cold and rainy) which is a shame!
Anyway, since it’s Tuesday, I’m back with another Top Ten Tuesday courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week we’re talking Books That Give off Summer Vibes, which I’m not going to lie was a tricky one for me. Most of the books I read definitely fit into the Autumn/Winter vibe category, I prefer books that are a bit darker! So suffice to say, this week’s list will be a bit shorter than normal, because I just couldn’t come up with much:
- The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants-Ann Brashares
This entire series is set over consecutive summers in the lives of Bridget, Lena, Carmen and Tibby, plus it’s all about friendship so definitely fits with the theme of warm, summery vibes.
2. Rebel of The Sands-Alwyn Hamilton
Nothing says summer vibes like reading a book that’s primarily set in a desert? Ironically, I read this one in February, so the weather was definitely not summery, but what is reading for if not to escape the gloomy, British weather!
3. Percy Jackson and The Olympians Series-Rick Riordan
This was one of the first books to come to mind when I this topic came up, since obviously all of the original series books are set during summers at Camp Half-Blood (well except the third one) and the humour and friendship in this series also gives off very summery vibes.
4. Dangerous Girls-Abigail Haas
The whole murder part of this book doesn’t exactly give off summer vibes, but it is set in Aruba, a decidedly warm and sunny setting so I think it qualifies. It works in a sort of Death In Paradise kind of way, gorgeous setting, gruesome murder. Plus this is one of my favourite thrillers ever!
5. The Girl From Everywhere-Heidi Heilig
Okay, so technically the large majority of this book is set in October, but it still feels very summery to me, I don’t know if that’s because when I think of Hawaii, my mental pictures are usually quite summery, but there’s just something about the book that gives me a very summery feeling.
6. The City of Brass-S.A. Chakraborty
Again, the setting here gives off very summery vibes. We open up in Cairo and obviously again when I think of Egypt, I think of heat and then when we get to Daevabad, there’s something about the city that just feels very summery to me, just the way that it’s described gave off very summery vibes.
So there we go, that’s my shortened TTT for this week! I wish I could have come up with more, but honestly, I just don’t read that many summery books! Have you read any of these? What summer reads would you recommend? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back next week, hopefully with a normal length TTT, talking about Books I’ve Added To My TBR And Forgotten Why.