Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Give off Summer Vibes

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. For more info please check out Jana’s blog.


I love this week’s topic especially as at the moment we are having such lovely weather. This is a hard topic for me as I don’t tend to read books that inspire summer vibes and the ones that I have chosen you will probably find strange. Last year whilst sat on the beach I read a book of Gothic Tales and a horror story, not exactly summer reading but it is what I love. Anyway here goes…


Jaws by Peter Benchley


I know a book about a man eating shark doesn’t tend to set the scene for a nice summer but I loved it and it put me in a summery mood last year.








Five Get Beach Body Ready by Enid Blyton



Ok, this isn’t by Enid Blyton but they are her characters and they are characters that always made me think of the summer holidays. I loved reading this book and remembering how I loved to read The Famous Five, to me the Famous Five are all about having adventures on holiday.







The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame



What can be more summer inspiring than pottering around in boats on the river? Wind in the Willows gets my vote!








Beach Read by Emily Henry



This one I haven’t read but it is on my TBR list. The title says it all really.








Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote



This one inspires summery vibes in me because it is my dream to go on holiday to New York and have breakfast at Tiffany’s. We had planned to go this year but for obvious reasons this did not happen. Hopefully one day.






The Immortal City by Amy Kuivalainen



Another odd one but it is set in Venice where I also want to visit. The descriptions in this book of Venice are wonderful and when I read it last year it made me want to visit even more.







Chocolat by Joanne Harris



It has been a long time since I have read this book and I must admit I would like to read it again at some point. I know it has Easter Eggs on the front and part of it is set in the time of Easter but it is about chocolate and an isolated French village. To me it screams holidays!






Three Men in a Boat by Jerome. K. Jerome



Another boat related book. There is something so appealing about boating in the summer, or just water in general to be honest.









Swallows and Amazons



Ok, another boat related book and a children’s book but I read this as an adult and loved it! Summer holidays are for me about adventures and seeing new things.







The Heat Wave by Kate Riordan



This looks intriguing and it is currently on my TBR list. Set in the South of France it surely can’t help but promote summer vibes.







So that is my random selection of books that promote summery vibes for me. I know rather odd in places but it works for me. Please drop me a comment with your thoughts and also a link to your Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by.

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2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Give off Summer Vibes

  1. Aw, I love Wind in the Willows! And Three Men in a Boat is one of the few books that has literally made me laugh out loud (that scene where they’re desperately trying to open the tin of pineapple – priceless).


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