Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
Hey and welcome to my suggestion for Top Ten Tuesday! Obviously past me had ideas about this, but looking at the books on my shelves I’m much more drawn to autumn and winter vibes. The UK is currently sweltering, so what better time to remind us how hot we are. I hope it is cooler wherever you are!
Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow
Getting murdered on the beach is a kinda common summer activity in YA mysteries…and this beach looks HOT.
How to Date a Superhero (And Not Die Trying) by Christina Fernandez
Cities are my least favourite place to be in summer, they are like ovens. At the moment London is about 5°C hotter than where I live. You can practically see the heat rising off the city on this cover. Save us from heatstroke, superheroes!
Suddenly that Summer by Lizzie Byron
Ah that’s more like it, a lovely summer sunset viewed from a balcony with an ice cold drink. Although knowing how much death happens at the seaside in books, I suspect that cat may have just shoved the protagonist over the edge…
Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola
These colours are just HOT HOT HOT. I’m sweating just looking at it.
The Seawomen by Chloe Timms
That’s more like it, a lovely tropical island with miles of beaches. The water is so inviting, shame about the religious zealots.
A Scatter of Light by Malinda Lo
The colours on this are almost autumnal however the coast reminds me of the coastline near me. Although please don’t park your car that close to cliff edges, many of them are at risk of crumbling into the sea…
One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke
This could so be the cover for a summer holiday brochure. Minus the blood… We really need to do something about all these summer time murders…maybe the heat is driving everyone mad.
To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
This might be an alien planet but it is also what the UK looks like when a Saharan sand storm blows through.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Why do light leak effects remind us of summer? I’m pretty sure some of my childhood photos from winter have the tell tale orange of accidentally exposed film, yet cover designers love to splash them over photos to give a summer feel. I guess it works.
Ithaca by Claire North
What better time to laze around in your toga than summer? Penelope looks like she’s being baked by a giant golden sun.
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