It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today we’re going to talk about some books that remind me of a season – some of these picks are more far-fetched than others, so please bear with me!
#1 The Shining – Winter
Why I associate The Shining with Winter might be quite obvious. The story takes place in winter when a family is supposed to take care of a hotel that gets completely snowed in.
#2 It – Summer
I think there are some chapters set during summer in this book, but my main reason for associating It with summer is a personal one. I read this novel over the course of the summer, while I was traveling to be more precise. This was before I had an e-reader which means I dragged this very heavy book across pretty much all of Portugal.
#3 Call me By your Name – Summer
I will read this one soon, I promise!
As far as I know the story takes place over a summer and everything I’ve heard (and seen about the adaptation) so far just screams summer to me.
#4 American Gods – Winter
Even though American Gods takes place over a longer period of time, there is one part of the book that takes place in winter. Or rather, we learn what happens every winter in a quaint little town. When I think of American Gods, this is always the first thing I remember about it.
#5 Harry Potter – Fall
There are actually several different seasons (and reasons why) you might associate with Harry Potter. Maybe it’s summer because the books usually start during summer break before Harry goes (back) to school. Maybe it’s winter because of the Christmas celebrations and feasts. Or maybe – like me – it makes you think of fall. I actually have two reasons for this. First of all, because of the whole back-to-school vibe each one of the movies has. You know, this feeling of “summer is over, autumn is here, back to school we go”. My second reason is Halloween. Several of the books (iirc) feature Halloween celebrations that are quite memorable.
What’s your favorite book that reminds you of a season? Let me know in the comments!