Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. If you love books and making lists, this is the meme for you! This week’s topic is:
Summer Reads Freebie
Summer is on its way! No really it is! Although, if you’re here in the UK with me, you can be forgiven for thinking it may never come with this month’s miserable weather. Yet no matter the weather outside we can always escape into a good book, so I thought I’d share these wonderful books set in summer with you (ordered alphabetically):
~ 1 ~
A Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
In the fictional land of Westeros seasons actually last years not months. The story opens when it has been summer for many years but now … winter is coming!
~ 2 ~
A Midsummer’s Night Dream by William Shakespeare
On one warm midsummer night, four lovers, a troupe of amateur actors and fairies are brought together for a fantastical comedy of errors.
~ 3 ~
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
A tale of one long, surreal summer for young Douglas in a small fictional US town in 1928.
~ 4 ~
The Famous Five series by Enid Blyton
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and their dog Timmy seem to enjoy endless summers of camping, picnicking, exploring and solving mysteries.
~ 5 ~
Five Children and It by Edith Nesbit
Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane and their baby brother, the Lamb, have their first magical encounter with ‘It’ during their summer holiday.
~ 6 ~
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Okay, I am not a fan of the characters in this book, however it cannot be denied it is a classic set in a sultry summer in the roaring twenties.
~ 7 ~
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
When Eva loses her sister Katrina, she leaves California and returns to Cornwall, where they spent their childhood summers.
~ 8 ~
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The sleepy summer in a small, Southern town is rocked by the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young white woman.
~ 9 ~
The Villa in Italy by Elizabeth Edmondson
Delia and Jessica skip the country for sun, sea and secrets in a beautiful Renaissance villa on the Italian coast.
~ 10 ~
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
While all seasons are in this, the abiding memories are of Mole and Ratty spending lazy summer days on the river.
Can you think of any other books set in summer? Also, please link in the comments below if you have taken part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic too.