Top Ten Tuesday #266


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:

  1. 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.

37 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #266

  1. Marg 02/06/2020 / 11:15 am

    Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants has been a popular choice this week.

  2. lydiaschoch 02/06/2020 / 11:25 am

    I was just about to say the same thing, Marg. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants has been popping up everywhere.

    My TTT .

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 3:06 pm

      It was definitely a popular choice this week, that’s for sure!

  3. Jess @ Jessticulates 02/06/2020 / 12:05 pm

    Great list! The Girl From Everywhere and The City of Brass are definitely summery reads.

  4. Tanya Atkinson 02/06/2020 / 12:38 pm

    I think a lot of us turned to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books this week. πŸ™‚ They are so quintessentially summer.

  5. evelynreads1 02/06/2020 / 1:29 pm

    Great list! Rebel of the sands is also on mine!

    My post!

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 3:04 pm

      I’m not surprised, it’s quite an obvious summer one! Thanks πŸ™‚

      • D Hoisington 05/06/2020 / 6:02 pm

        You are welcome!

  6. Rissi 02/06/2020 / 4:33 pm

    ‘Sisterhood’ is a PERFECT addition. I should have included it, or one of the books from the series as they “feel” very summer-y. Never read the books, but the films are so darn cute. πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 3:04 pm

      Yeah, they’re all set in summer so seemd like the perfect fit for this list. The films are super cute πŸ™‚

  7. Tilly 02/06/2020 / 7:02 pm

    Rebel of the Sands and City of Brass are on my TBR! Can’t wait to start the Percy Jackson series either! ☺️

  8. agreatreviewer 02/06/2020 / 8:37 pm

    Oh nice picks! Mostly new to me ones, but am familiar with them…if that still counts as new to me ones! Lol! Loooved Rebel of the Sands!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 3:00 pm

      Thanks! If you haven’t read it, it definitely counts. Yes, one of my favourite books πŸ™‚

  9. 1girl2manybooks 03/06/2020 / 12:01 am

    I really want to read that City of Brass trilogy! I keep seeing it everywhere and the covers are amazing. Rebel of the Sands is fab, I loved that whole series.

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 2:59 pm

      Oh you absolutely should, it’s brilliant! The covers are gorgeous as well, sadly I only have the first one in hardcopy. Yes, it was great!

  10. Greg 03/06/2020 / 2:13 am

    I loved Dangerous Girls!

  11. Ely @ Earl Grey Books 03/06/2020 / 9:04 am

    I loved Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants when I read them, probably like 10 years ago now? My mum and I used to watch the movies together every summer too.

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 2:55 pm

      Yes same, it was a long time ago that I read them. Aww, that’s really sweet πŸ™‚

  12. Louise 03/06/2020 / 3:01 pm

    PJO always gives me summer feels too since I read the series while I was on vacation XD

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 2:53 pm

      Ah that’s cool! I read it the first time when I was at school, but I think I was on vacation the second time (I may have read the series more than a few times!).

  13. Leslie 03/06/2020 / 10:04 pm

    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a great pick! I can’t believe I forgot that one!

    • iloveheartlandx 04/06/2020 / 2:40 pm

      Tbf, if you read more summery books then it’s easier for ones to fall through the cracks. I read so few, there was not a lot to choose from!

  14. lindseyhabets 08/06/2020 / 12:13 pm

    Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants is such a great pick! I really want to read The City of Brass soon.

    • iloveheartlandx 11/06/2020 / 2:15 pm

      Thanks! Ah it’s so good, I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

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