Now that summer is here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway), what is the most “Summery” book you can think of? The one that captures the essence of summer for you?
(I’m not asking for you to list your ideal “beach reading,” you understand, but the book that you can read at any time of year but that evokes “summer.”)

That is a tough question, the answer of which could depend each person’s perspective of what summer is. I like to read books that will take me away from the hot summer’s here. I would like to read a book that is based in the colder regions or the rainy ones, something like Chasing the monsoon. You get the point.

But if you ask me what books remind me of summer, I would mention books that remind me of lazy days and relaxed evenings. I would put most romances in this category. I don’t like to read anything heavy when it’s too hot, it’s gets difficult to concentrate.

As I said I would put all romances (Lisa Kleypas, Nora Roberts, Jude Deveraux, Sandra Brown etc, etc) as summer reads or even Young Adult books that do not deal with difficult subjects.

I hope I have answered the question correctly. Even if I haven’t, I can think of a cover that reminds me of summer though 🙂

I know it says autumn, but for me it’s similar to Summer. This is the book I’m reading currently (which reminds me I have to update the Currently Reading section) and although it’s somewhere between the end of summer and the start of the rainy season here, I find this a perfect distraction 🙂

What books remind you of Summer? Or let’s say, What exactly is Summer in your parts like?

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  1. I know I’ve read some books that remind me of summer, but at the moment I just couldn’t seem to think of any! ;P

    I agree that cover makes me think of summer; I’ve this series in my pile but I just haven’t got around to reading them yet.


  2. Romances are definitely great summer reads, very easy to sink into and enjoy and usually without too much thought involved! I can’t think of a specific book myself. I have this series on my TBR pile though.


  3. I hadn’t thought of reading winter-weather books to take my mind of the heat here. I have Skipping Christmas on my library shelf…. Hmm…

    I’m not particularly long on romance novels. But I do like the vamp-romance and YA-vamp books.


  4. I found myself perusing this chick lit type of summer romance novel. Ha! Never says never! It’s called Scenic Route.

    For me summer is usually the time when I read a lot of mysteries.


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