Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Hello dear readers! In today’s TTT we’re talking about books that give off a summer vibe, which is weird, because I’m currently freezing to death in my bed. The summer is officially starting in less than three weeks, so the heating is off but Covid ate the sun. ☹️ I don’t like anything about this year so far, and I’m all for deleting it from existence, but being positive is important, and summer books are positive and fun, and … summery. I’ll be using books from my TBR, so the ones I haven’t read yet, but to me they seem perfect for warmer days. TTT is a weekly meme by That Artsy Reader Girl, and every Tuesday there is a different themed post of top 10 things.


1. Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibañez

Woven in Moonlight

This beautiful cover (Designed by the author!) gives off summer night vibes with starry skies and chirping crickets, and I think I’ll read it on a night like that. Woven in Moonlight sounds like a gorgeous fantasy, unlike anything I’ve ever read, and I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

2. Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Conjure Women

Another beautiful cover (Yes, I am a sucker for covers.), and I need it. The flowers on the cover and the fact it’s a magical realism novel give off a summery feeling, and I’d love to get lost in it on a warm summer evening. Welcome to me planning my summer holidays through a blog post.

3. The Institute by Stephen King

The Institute

I’m vibing off a cover again because I don’t really read the summary if I know I’ll read the book 100%. Okay, I just read the summary and it’s freaking awesome. *Adding to July TBR*

4. The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The Starless Sea

Here, the sea is the biggest association to the summer, because we don’t have our own sea, so in summer we travel somewhere for holidays. Some people live near the sea and they experience it in winter too, and this could be that kind of sea, or not a literal sea at all? Thought train went off the tracks, but I SO look forward to finally reading this, and I don’t know what I’m waiting, don’t ask me.

5. The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The Guest List

Even though the cover is implying a depressing island during a storm, and this could well be true because it’s set in Ireland (Sorry but true.), I’m hoping it will have a sunny (sea)side (hahahhaha) to it because the main plot is a wedding, and hopefully they checked the weather forecast before setting the date? Here’s to hoping this will be a hit thriller this summer.

6. The Gloaming by Kirsty Logan


I sure talk a lot about this book instead of … reading it? It’s on my June TBR so it’s finally happening you guys. I already talked how I started it but wasn’t in the right mood, so that’s how I know it’s 100% a summer book. You know I won’t stop talking about The Gloaming even after I read it, right?

7. My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

My Calamity Jane

First of all, My Calamity Jane is coming out today YAY!!! So it’s obviously a summer must-read, but it’s also a western and westerns always give me dessert vibes. ( I seriously don’t know why I wrote ‘vibe’ like 30 times.) I am ready to finish this series, and I’m not even sad because the bestest Lady Janies started writing a new retelling series called My Contrary Mary. WHAT you ask, YES I answer. Give me ALL the books.

8. Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls

You’ve all read it by now, but I’ll be late for my own funeral, so it was just months ago I found out Riley Sager wasn’t a woman. Just an undercover man. It’s a trend, apparently. Anyway, hot summer thriller? Hope so.

9. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

The summer mood (HA) is strong with this one. It’s basically a marshland version of Mowgli, but apparently everyone just loves this novel and I know I’ll love it too. Getting there soon.

10. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Vampires in summer? Impossible! If you’ve, like me, watched the first four episodes of True Blood, then you know that vampires with southern accents do exist, but I’m really hoping this book is WAY better than True Blood. (Hides.) I ordered a different Grady Hendrix novel so I’ll read that first, but I’ll get to this before summer ends.


I could easily use this as my summer TBR too, since I own some of these novels and want to buy the rest, but there’s a TTT for that in two weeks. These are all very anticipated reads for me and I will probably add some to my July and August TBR’s. Have you read any of these books? What did you think? What will you read this summer? Talk to me in comments and have a fantastic day (Night in my case oops.)


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