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Tiny Navajo Writes: Top Ten Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Hello hello my friends! I’m getting back into the swing of things and that includes going back to Top Ten Tuesday. TTT was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week’s theme is top ten books that give off summer vibes, and it’s honestly hard to think of things like summer when I’ve lost two months of time to shelter-in-place orders, so I still think it’s somewhere in April right now. But! My top ten summer vibes are as follows:

Orange: The Complete Collection, Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano

Food Wars, Vol. 3 by Yuto Tsukuda

The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson

As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman

Circe by Madeline Miller

Taproot by Keezy Young

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Blackbringer by Laini Taylor

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

These are the top ten books that I’ve read that give me that hint of summer, either in the cover art or the synopsis, or just in feelings I remember having as I was reading that particular book. I have read all of these books on this list and reviewed most of them. I trying to make sure that if I highlight a book on this blog that I have a review to go along with it. But if I don’t, then that may be a sign that I need to reread that particular book and see if I feel the same as I did when I first read it.

What books give you a summer vibe? What about them makes you think of summer? Comment below and let me know!


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Tiny Navajo Reads: Everything Everything

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

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everything everythingOh. My. Gosh! So. Much. Fluff!

Anyway, Everything Everything was not a book that I expect to like as much as I did. Granted, I expected to like it,  but I like it so much more. Madeline Whittier is allergic to everything outside of her house. She is friends with her mother, her nurse, and her books. There is no one she knows in person, outside of her home. She knows nothing about the outside world. Then one day, she notices that a family moves in next door, and she becomes fascinated by them; especially the boy name Olly. As she gets to know them in the only way she does, watching their movements, Olly writes his IM address and Madeline’s world expands. She’s still protected from the outside world, but the outside world seeks to come inside.

As Madeline and Olly get to know each other, Madeline realizes that while she is alive and protected inside her home, she is not alive. She is surviving, not living. The more she is exposed to Olly and the literal breath of fresh air he brings into her life, she realizes that she wants to live, and she wants Olly to be the one to show her how to live.

I love the characters Madeline and Olly so much! There was so much more about than teenage love, but it was about learning who you are and how you find out who you are. Madeline learns a lot about life not just from Olly, but from her nurse, who has a daughter Madeline’s age at home. Madeline not only wrote her life, she drew and documented her life as well, making her narrative jump out on the pages of the book more often.

What is your favorite contemporary Young Adult book? Why do you like it? Comment below and let me know!