Books for Each Season: Summer Edition

opened book on grey concrete near beach
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Sometimes, I associate a book with a certain season. It’s usually the season I read it in, but sometimes it’s the overall ~vibe~ of the book as well. Now that summer is arriving, I thought I’d share six books that always take me back to summertime!

1. The Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques

I read this book twice, and I think that both times it was during the summer. So it’s only natural I associate it with warm, sunny days! Funny story: I left it at a diner where we were celebrating the end of the school year and the beginning of the summer. Luckily I remembered, and luckily it was still there when we went back for it!

2. The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

This poor book got very wet one day when I was at an outdoor event and it rained on us. Everything I had got wet, but the book never quite recovered. It didn’t dampen the story within it, though!

3. The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan

I still remember my cousin lending me the first book one summer. I loved it! After I read it, I convinced my horse that he was a Ranger pony, and he took to his new role very well.

4. A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton-Porter

My school had a book club for this book one summer. I loved this one so much! I feel like it’s the literary embodiment of a breath of summer air. I’d love to get a chance to re-read it!

5. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

One summer I was sick for a few days and so I flew through this book. It reminds me of the that summer and, unfortunately, of being sick.

6. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

I read this on the beach in August. There’s probably still sand in the pages, but it was worth it.

Here’s to Summer 2020 and to making new reading memories!

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