Booking Through Thursday

Now that summer is here (in the northern hemisphere, anyway), what is the most “Summery” book you can think of? The one that captures the essence of summer for you?

(I’m not asking for you to list your ideal “beach reading,” you understand, but the book that you can read at any time of year but that evokes “summer.”)

It’s been very hot here in Finland today so it’s an appropriate question. The best way for me to get into a summer feeling is reading the books I read as a kid during summertime. The Famous Five and Nancy Drew. Sometimes the older X-Men comics, too, will also give me the carefree summer feeling.