25.6.09

Booking Through Thursday: Hot!

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 would have to say To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The friendship that forms between Jem, Scout and Dill over the first summer that they meet reminds me of the Summers that I used to spend playing outside with my friends. I love this book, going to pop it on my summer reading pile right now!

17 comments:

Jacqueline C said...

I love To Kill a Mockingbird and, now that you mention it, it does remind me of summer. Here's my pick: http://eclecticbookhoarder.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-hot.html

Book Bird Dog said...

Reread that book last summer, and watched the movie again! Good picks. Here are mine: http://bookbirddog.blogspot.com/2009/06/now-that-summer-is-here-in-northern.html

Violet said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is one book tha t I did not finish, but I do agree, the atmosphere created in the book is lovely.

JoAnn said...

I loved To Kill A Mockingbird! It's a perfect summer choice!

Vasilly said...

The first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird, it was in the summer. Great choice.

S. said...

Hmm, interesting question ... The first thing that comes to mind is Operation Sunshine by Jenny Colgan, which I haven't actually read yet, but it seems like such a summery book and I'm saving it for my seaside holiday! :)

Amy said...

Gorgeous pic of a sunflower there Dot! Lovely.

To kill a mockingbird.....ooh, must be years since I've read that. I love Jem and Scout!

I like this booking thru thursday. :)

Amy said...

Sorry, I'm back again - just saw on the side that you're reading the gift. I love that book, it's my joint favourite Ahern, and I just know you'll love it too! enjoy!

Dot said...

Vasilly- I think the first time I read it was in the Summer too, it's such a good book! Happy BTT!

Dot said...

S. Ooooh I hope you enjoy your holiday! I've not read any of Jenny Colgan's books, I will have to have a look!

Dot said...

Amy- Thank you, I'm attempting to grow some sunflowers in my garden at the moment! I'm going to start The Gift tonight, I love Cecilia Ahern, I think her books always leave you with a really good feeling!

savidgereads said...

What a brilliant choice, I dont think a book has to be all aout a stereotypical to make its a summery read its all about the emotions and feelings it evokes. Great choice Dot.

mattviews said...

To Kill a Mockingbird is a perfect choice for summer. I found myself perusing this chick lit type of summer romance novel. Ha! Never says never! It's called Sceneic Route.

For me summer is usually the time when I read a lot of mysteries.

Vicki said...

Would you believe I've never read this book?

It's on my wish list and I did see the movie but that doesn't count, does it? I didn't think so. The book is always better!!

Ladybug said...

I read To kill a mockingbird for the first time this week and I really loved it!

Dot said...

Ladybug- it's a great book isn't it, think that I am going to re-read it this summer!

Nicole said...

I have yet to be able to get into either the book or the movie. I might try the move again this summer and then read the book if I can get through the movie.

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