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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.”)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

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62 responses

  1. I can’t think of any book that evokes summer….so I will pass this week’s question.

    I’ll be checking out your answer tho :)

    Happy BTT

  2. This week was tough…

  3. thekoolaidmom

    I really enjoyed writing this post and remembering The Best Place After the Womb!

  4. Mine is here.

    Tough one this time. Happy Thusrday!!!

  5. Difficult at first but my husband had the perfect answer!

    http://www.booksplease.org/2009/06/25/hot/

  6. Here’s mine, Happy BTT! Hope it’s nice and sunny where ever you all are:

    http://dot-scribbles.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-hot.html

  7. Mine’s up here Don’t think I really answered the question though!

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  9. I loved the twist on the topic! Here’s my choice:

    http://amyreads.com/?p=251

  10. It didn’t take much thinking to come up with an answer today!
    Happy Thursday, everyone.

    http://lakesidemusing.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-hot.html

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  14. Here is mine! Can’t wait to see what everyone else says feels like summer!

    http://gigidiaz.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/now-i-need-stuff-to-do/

  15. My answer is here. Mine’s a YA title. ;)

    ~MizB

  16. This one was kind of hard for me, and I got a little distracted, but I came up with a few.

  17. [...] happened to be two Booking Through Thursday questions today, probably inadvertantly. The first one had to do with whether there is a book that “evokes summer” or has a summery feel to [...]

  18. my first comment here! i do Thoughts for Thursday on my blog (for my book club), but i figured why not participate here too? i always refer my club to your site for other Thursday Thoughts…here’s my summer book (it’s about how animals survive in the harsh summer season):

    Summer World: A Season of Bounty by nature writer Bernd Heinrich

    recommended for all, not just scientists!

  19. Ahhhh…………..an oldie but goodie!!!
    Have a great weekend!!!! PS…..if you haven’t read the book I posted…………….give it a shot! =)

  20. Ah, Summer. Confession: I hate summer. I pine for winter time and my roaring fire and my mug of hot coffee and me, curled up with a blanket and a book. That’s some divine reading, there.
    But that’s the wrong season… Okay, off the top of my head, one I recently read is extremely evocative of summer: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (great read).

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  22. Tricky one. Here’s mine

  23. Here is my Summer Book! It’s Nora Roberts, first one I thought of.

    http://betteroffread.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-hot/

  24. Ah, summertime. A good time to remember young boys falling into pig crap. http://www.teacherninjas.com/2009/06/harris-and-me.html

  25. http://thenaughtymonkey.blogspot.com/

    Mine came to me out of nowhere! Funny how memory works.

  26. Ah, memory. Mine is Goodbye Columbus by Phillip Roth

  27. My answer is up. Happy BTT; happy summer! :)

  28. I agree with everyone else. This one was pretty tough. Here are my thoughts!

    http://mastermusingsbymichelle.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-hot.html

  29. I didn’t find it tough at all. I knew exactly the book that fit the bill.

    http://educatingpetunia.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_1590.html

  30. Hey all!
    I did the other book sorting post so I decided just to post my summery idea book here:The Perfect Royal Mistress by Diane Hager

    I figured it hot because Nell Gwynne was selling oranges in London after it caught on fire. Fire burning means no rain, hot weather for oranges, & later warm garden parties of court.

  31. This one is interestingly difficult. I’ve enjoyed reading what people came up with.

    here’s mine: http://rosecityreader.blogspot.com/2009/06/summery-books.html

  32. Mine’s up, but I love to read alot of books during the summer months, and well, they tend to be a bit of the ‘summer’ feel :)

    Visit <a href="http://www.talentinborders.blogspot.com&quot;.

  33. I’ve just finished “Boy” by Roald Dahl, which is a memoir of his childhood and schooling days. Definitely a “summery” read for me :-)

    Here’s the link: http://rightreads.com/2009/07/15/review-boy-by-roald-dahl/

  34. It’s Summerland by Michael Chabon for me. It’s about a land where it’s always summer, and the other driving plot line is about baseball, which is the summeriest sport. =)

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