Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.
May 23, 2017: Summer Reads Freebie: In preparation for Memorial Day (which is always the unofficial summer kickoff for me), let’s rec some summer/beach reads: books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don’t enjoy contemporary/realistic reads, best beach reads for fans of X genre, etc. etc.
Summer reads is always a hard one for me. I’m not really a “beach reads” kind of person. I don’t get the summer off, so it’s not like I can go on a reading blitz. Plus summer is hot and icky. I’m much more of an autumn girl.
But since we are going to have the big solar eclipse here in Oregon this summer. (What’s the big deal about a total solar eclipse in Oregon?) I thought I’d dig through my books to find 10 books with the sun (or a sun) on the cover.
Ten Books I Own With the Sun on The Cover
- On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres – This book was on the assigned reading list for a college class. However, I never finished it. In fact, no one in the class did. Even the professor admitted he couldn’t get through it.
- Perseus Spur – This is on my TBR shelf, we got it at the library book sale a few years back. (I have to admit that sometimes I go over board when it come to their end of the sale $5 book bag. As in I’ve heard of this author, throw it in the bag.)
- Galaxies Like Grains of Sand – I really want to read this one, but just keep forgetting about it. Both my husband and I loved Aldiss’ The Long Afternoon of Earth.
- Hyperion – I very weird sort of book… like aSci-fi Canterbury Tales.
- Neutron Star – This may not actually be a star, but possible a Ringworld on fire. Still “star” is in the title.
- Rockets in Ursa Major – My husband collects these old Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle books. Classic sci-fi has such cool covers.
- The Lord of Chaos – My go-to writer for when I feel a need for a quick and cheesy fantasy. This is the only title of her left on my TBR. (BTW: I love the cloud hands grabbing for the sun.)
- Seven Steps to the Sun – More Fred and Geoffrey Hoyle. Really crazy mind-bending cover.
- Space Dictionary for Kids – I had to include this one 🙂 It’s a really great resource if you want to teach your kids about space. In fact, you might want to pick up a copy before the Aug 21st eclipse.
- What’s This? A Seeds Story – Mostly including this one because it was our latest pickup. We went to a multi-cultural fair this weekend and there was a independant book seller there.
Ok there you have it, I found 10 books with the sun on the cover. Will the eclipse be visible from where you live? If so do you have plans to watch it? What’s on your summer reading list? Let me know in the comments.