Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books with the word "Summer" in the title


"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".

It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.

Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.

This week's topic is: Books On My Summer 2021 TBR (or winter, if you live in the southern hemisphere)
I have published a few reading lists lately, so I thought I'd rather concentrate on books with Summer in the title:

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books On My Spring 2021 TBR
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Spring Cleaning Books 
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books I Meant to Read In 2020 but Didn’t Get To
Helmet Reading Challenge 2021
The World Reading Challenge
Xanadu Reading Challenge 2021
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings
Classic Challenge 2021
Non-fiction November
The Classics Club
 So, you see, I don't need any new lists. There are still quite a few books I can pull from my piles before the summer is over. I have therefore decided to make a list of

Books with the word "Summer" in the title.


Bristow, Gwen "Plantation Trilogy": "Deep Summer" - 1937, "Handsome Road" - 1938, "This Side of Glory" - 1940
Bryson, Bill "One Summer: America, 1927" - 2013
Chabon, Michael "Summerland" - 2002
Chekhov, Anton/Tschechow, Anton/Чехов, Антон Павлович/Anton Pavlovič Čechov "In der Sommerfrische: Meistererzählungen" (Russian: Дачники) [Summer Holidays] - 1880/87
Hustvedt, Siri "The Summer without Men" - 2011
Jansson, Tove "Moominsummer Madness" (Finnish: Vaarallinen juhannus) - 1954
Kingsolver, Barbara "Prodigal Summer" - 2001
Tsypkin, Leonid Borissowitsch (Леонид Борисович Цыпкин) "Summer in Baden-Baden" (Russian: Ljubit Dostojewskowo - лджубит достоджэвсково) - 1981
Tucker, Helen "The Sound of Summer Voices" - 1969
Weidermann, Volker "Summer Before the Dark: Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936" (Ostende - 1936, Sommer der Freundschaft) - 2014

So, whether you plan a summer holiday, a summer without men, a summer in Baden-Band or a summer of friendship, I hope it will be a good one.

24 comments:

  1. Wow, there are a lot of books out there with summer in the title!

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    1. I'm sure there are a hundred more but it just so happened that I had only ten of them on my list. That happens so rarely, I didn't even have to decide which one to chuck out. Thanks, Lydia.

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  2. Bill Bryson is a great author to read in summer. Hope you get to all of these! Happy reading! https://readwithstefani.com/books-on-my-summer-2021-tbr/

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    1. He is a great author to read at any time. I have read all of them but I wouldn't mind getting another book by him.

      Thanks, Stefani, I'll visit your page now.

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  3. Nice take on this week's topic! Here is our Top Ten Tuesday/ Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Poinsettia. I'll have a look in a minute.

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  4. I had to look...I've read 33 books with "summer" in the title, and we have only one book that's the same---Summerland. My favorites I've read include The Summer Book (Tove Jansson); The Summer of the Swans; and As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning.

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    1. That's totally interesting, Deb. I mentioned above that there must be hundreds. Nice of you to make the effort. I'll have to look into the books you mentioned. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Nice take on the topic, nice that there are so many books with summer in the title :) Hope you'll have a great summer!

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey. And the same to you.

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  6. Nice list! The title of mine would be: The Summer With Lots of Air Conditioning. It's horribly hot here in Arizona and it won't abate until around November, unfortunately. Thank goodness for a/c and swimming pools.

    Happy TTT!

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    1. Oh, I envy you, Susan. Our summers have become quite hot, as well, but we have no a/c. I remember American friends living here who said, oh, it's a lot hotter in the States but then when our summers came, they couldn't believe how we went through this without a/c. Well, we have to.

      I hope it gives you some relief and that you will be able to get through it without too much sweating. At least we readers can relax with our books.

      Thanks, as always.

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  7. I didn't realise how many books had summer in the title!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2021/06/15/top-ten-tuesday-320/

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    1. Thanks, Jo. I didn't, either. But, as you might have seen above ^^, Deb said she had even 33. I'm sure if we search for it on Goodreads, we'll get lots more.

      Thanks for the link, I'll be on your page soon.

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    1. Thanks, Lectrice, I just had to come up with something. LOL.

      The flowers were in our old garden in the Netherlands but we have some pretty ones here in Germany, as well. Just a way of getting to an even number of pictures.

      Thanks for leaving your link, I'll see you there.

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    2. Your old garden must have been beautiful. The ones in the picture are so bright and lovely!

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    3. Thank you, Lectrice. It was indeed. We've always been lucky to have a nice garden, our first house was all new so we had to start the garden, after six years we moved to an older house with a garden but there wasn't much there, so we started all over again. The same with the next one where we stayed 19 years. Now, we had to start all over again in this one because the predecessor had intended to start a new garden, ripped everything out and then decided he'd rather get divorced and sell the house. Well, we could do with it whatever we liked and have lots of flowers already after two years. We'll see how far we get but we don't intend to leave here again.

      I might have to use more of my own pictures here. LOL

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  9. Great list! No wonder you caught my first book with the word Summer in it. :)

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    1. Haha, yes, of course, Leslie. Saw it right away.

      Glad you like my list. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. I go off of covers so much and Summer Before the Dark jumps out at me.

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    1. I believe covers are so important, Greg. And I think publishers think so, too, that's why they often change them for readers from different countries.

      This was an extremely interesting books about authors (especially Jewish ones) during WWII.

      Thanks for your comment, always nice to discuss something about the books I talk about.

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  11. I have wanted to read Bill Bryson for awhile now, I will see if I can find this one for a summer read.

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    1. Haha, that's always good to instigate someone to read a book. Bill Bryson is one of my favourite authors, though "One Summer" is probably my least favourite. You can see why in my review but you might really like it, one never knows.

      Happy Reading and thanks for coming.

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