Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Books We’ve Reviewed

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I wrote this post in advance for scheduling reasons, so there may be a summer-themed title or two that squeaks through before this post goes live. With that being said, these are ten recent books we’ve reviewed that are set during the summer, have covers that remind me of this season, or are otherwise related to the theme in general.

This time of year makes me think of watching thunderstorms while I stand safely indoors near a window, spending time at the beach, eating a little more ice cream than my dentist would probably recommend, going swimming, and enjoying the beauty of nature wherever I can find it.

Isn’t summer a wonderful season?

Double Dipped by Terry Korth Fischer

Genre: Romance


Head In The Sand by Damien Boyd

Genre: Mystery


The Heat Is On: An Anthology by Jill Shalvis, Natalie Anderson

Genre: Romance, Mystery


The Marsh Bird by Anne Brooker

Genre: Mainstream Fiction


Wish List by Amanda Pampuro

Genre: Science Fiction, Horror


The Lightning Rod by Ged Gillmore

Genre: Mystery


With Love From Rose Bend by Naima Simone

Genre: Romance


Hello Puddle by Anita Sanchez

Genre: Children’s picture book


Oona by Kelly Dipucchio

Genre: Children’s picture book


Love and Lavender Ice Cream by Sara Freeze

Genre: Romance





  1. Nice mix of summery book titles – thanks for the visit!

  2. Fab covers!

  3. Jill Shalvis always has such gorgeous, summery covers. They’re so eye-catching!

  4. The ice-cream on Double Dipped looks really nice right about now lol

    • I hear you there! I had the biggest craving for ice cream while I was reading that book (and many of the other books in that series, too).

  5. Some very summery titles here! I have to admit, summer is my least favourite season, I much prefer autumn and winter, I’m not a big fan of being too hot!
    My TTT:

    • I can’t blame you there. As much as I like other parts of summer, heat waves aren’t much fun at all. 🙂

  6. The Heat is On was such a fun summer read.

  7. Head in the Sand and The Marsh Bird look interesting! Great list!

  8. Double Dipped makes me want ice cream! The second one definitely evokes standing by a tide pool near an abandoned castle ha ha, and Wish has me curious now with that underwater shot- and ooh it’s SF/ horror as well? Hmmm

    • I think you might like that one, Greg! And, yeah, Double Dipped gave me the biggest cravings for ice cream while I was reading and reviewing it. 😀

  9. Great summery covers! Hello Puddle looks adorable.

  10. I love all the summery book covers, and they look really interesting! Great list.

  11. Great topic. Hello, Puddle looks too cute!! I’m going to have to keep an eye for that one at the library!

  12. I haven’t heard of any of these books. Oona looks like a cute book.

    • We review lots of indie and small press books, so that may be why you haven’t heard of them.

      And, yes, Oona was adorable.

  13. Now I want ice cream! Haha

  14. Mmmm, ice cream. I really want to read that Jill Shalvis novel.

  15. I love books that make me think of summer, especially if it has to do with the water, whether it’s at a pool, on a lake, or in the ocean, and especially on a sailboat. 😀 You have some books on your list that intrigue me. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Now I want ice cream!

  17. The Marsh Bird immediately draws my attention.

    Thanks for sharing, I will take a look!

    Thanks for visiting us earlier.

    Elza Reads

  18. Oona looks so cute!

  19. There’s really nothing else that SCREAMS summer quite like a book cover with ice cream on it. 🙂 Thanks a bunch for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week; appreciate this and apologies it took this long to return the favor.

  20. The cover of Double Dipped looks delicious! I’ve never heard of Oona, but that book looks so cute.

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