Top 5 Tuesday: Books that Remind Me of Seasons

Happy Tuesday, book friends! It’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Bookworm, now hosted by Meeghan Reads. If you’re interested in participating, check out their blog to get the details and the prompts for each week!

This week’s prompt is books that remind you of a particular season, which is a super fun prompt as we get into the summer months here in the U.S.! As much as I love summer, I think I tend to associate books with fall and winter moreso than summer. Let’s take a look at the books that came to mind for this week’s prompt.

Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper

Season: Fall/Autumn/Season of the Witch

I recall reading Payback’s a Witch while passing out candy on Halloween, wearing a witch hat. Big fall vibes.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Season: Late Summer/Early Fall/Back to School Season

Grit was the book all instructors read during my first semester of teaching first year college students. I’ll never forget that exciting back to school feeling of sitting down and annotating the heck outta this book to prepare to impart “how to college” wisdom.

Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerri Winfrey

Season: Mid Summer / Vacation

I read Waiting for Tom Hanks while swinging in a hammock overlooking a lake in the Adirondacks. It will always speak peak summer vacation.

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Season: Winter / Holidays

One Day in December was one of the first wintery, holiday reads I can recall intentionally picking up. It also happens to be the first Book of the Month I ever picked after receiving a membership as a gift.

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen

Season: Mid Spring / Early Summer

I read Once and For All sitting on a park bench, and it was one of the first fiction books I picked up after two years of reading also entirely nonfiction during my MFA. Though it isn’t one of my favorite books by Dessen, it reminds me of flowers starting to bloom and bees starting to buzz and reading being for fun again.


There we are! Five books that remind me of particular seasons. I seem to have also gone for books with particular reading memories as well, because those were the easiest for me to call up and think about seasonal associations.

What books remind you of a particular time of year, book friends?

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