Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

Summer is my favourite time of the year when it comes to food. Not only are many of my favourite fruits and vegetables in season, the warm weather leads to delicious grilled dinners and sometimes a scoop of dairy-free ice cream for dessert.

In short, you’re going to be tempted by all sorts of food today from a wide variety of cuisines, so strap in and prepare to start craving the best of what summer has to offer.

Asian Grilling: 85 Satay, Kebabs, Skewers and Other Asian-Inspired Recipes for Your Barbecue by Su-Mei Yu book cover. Image on cover is of grilled shrimp on a blue plate.

1. Asian Grilling: 85 Satay, Kebabs, Skewers and Other Asian-Inspired Recipes for Your Barbecue by Su-Mei Yu

Burgers Every Way- 100 Recipes Using Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Fish, and Vegetables by Emily Haft Bloom book cover. Image on cover is of a hamburger on a white plate.

2. Burgers Every Way: 100 Recipes Using Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Fish, and Vegetables by Emily Haft Bloom

The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi book cover. Image on cover is of a woman holding a mango.

3. The Mango Season by Amulya Malladi

Heirloom- Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark book cover. Image on cover is of green, purple, red, and orange heirloom tomatoes sitting on a wooden table.

4. Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato Farmer by Tim Stark

Der Erdbeerpflücker (Jette Weingärtner #1) by Monika Feth book cover. Image on cover is of about a dozen whole fresh strawberries sitting on a clean, white surface.

5. Der Erdbeerpflücker (Jette Weingärtner #1) by Monika Feth

Saladish- A New Way to Eat Your Vegetables by Ilene Rosen book cover. Image on cover is of a white bowl filled with salad ingrients, from lettuce to nuts to sliced apples to beans.

6. Saladish: A New Way to Eat Your Vegetables by Ilene Rosen

Mason Jar Salads and More- 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go  by Julia Mirabella book cover. Image on cover is of two mason jars filled with salad ingredients.

7. Mason Jar Salads and More: 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go by Julia Mirabella

Smoothies- 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment by Mary Corpening Barber book cover. Image on cover is of an orange smoothie in a tall glass that has a thin wedge of lime placed on the rim.

8. Smoothies: 50 Recipes for High-Energy Refreshment by Mary Corpening Barber

Shug by Jenny Han book cover. Image on cover is of a red popsicle with one bite taken out of it.

9. Shug by Jenny Han

Sundae My Prince Will Come (Wish, #6) by Suzanne Nelson book cover. Image on cover is of a pink ice cream sundae in a waffle bowl.

10. Sundae My Prince Will Come (Wish, #6) by Suzanne Nelson


Filed under Blog Hops

95 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Give Off Summer Vibes

  1. What a great way of chosing your summer books. Love it.

    Here is my TTT list.

  2. I love what you have done with this theme!

  3. Fun list! Everything on here definitely screams summer to me. 🙂

  4. I love you take on this summer feel. The salads in a mason jar looks very interesting. Of course will BBQ season the burger book does as well. Great choices, Lydia.

    • Thanks a lot. Mason jar salads are delicious if you’re never had them and are curious. I especially like them on very hot, humid days when I don’t want to turn on the stove for even a moment.

  5. Love this take on summer books – hungry now though!

  6. Once again you have a very cool take on TTT! And now I’m suuuuuper hungry. Great list 🙂

  7. My husband would love the Burgers Every Way cookbook. I think hamburgers are his favorite food. 🙂

  8. Great list! These all look so summery and delicious.

  9. Great – now I am hungry! *lol* What a nice way to bring food into the game. Happy cooking and reading. Stay safe and well.

  10. Beautiful covers! And now I’m starving!

    I need to read Mason Jar Salads – have you tried packing salads this way? I’ve heard it keeps everything fresh. Hoping it will enable me to pack lunches on the weekend for the week.

    Do you garden?

    My TTT.

    • Thank you!

      Yes, I have tried packing salads that way. They’re delicious and do keep everything fresh and crisp (if it’s supposed to be crisp.)

      No, I don’t garden. I don’t have a yard or I would!

  11. Mmmm… I’m haven’t had breakfast yet and this just me be feel 100 time more hungry.😂 The Mangi Season looks like something I’d enjoy. Beautiful cover.

  12. Omg YUM! This post has successfully managed to make my tummy grumble and it’s almost 11pm here now lol great take on this week’s prompt, Lydia 😃

  13. You had me with some of those books. Especially the smoothie one. I love smoothie in the summer. I love your list!
    Here is my TTT.

  14. Oh what a mouth watering list of books. The one about smoothies has me getting the old blender out from under the counter.

  15. Well this post made me hungry!!!

  16. Your chosen books are amazing… But burgers. I’m salivating now and it’s almost midnight. I love greasy foods. Hehe

  17. Craving all the summer fruit now!

    My post!

  18. I should not have read this list right before lunch, now I’m so hungry! This is a great list! 🙂

    My Top Ten Tuesday!

  19. Oh my goodness! These look fabulous.

  20. So fun that you did a summer food theme! I love it. 🙂

  21. I love your take on the Summer Vibes theme! And the covers definitely make me in the mood for summer! 🙂

  22. All these look fabulous. I love your summer food theme. I wish I was a better on the grill. No cookbook has saved me yet. I get by, but much better on inside cooking equipment.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog.

  23. Never read “Shug,” but I do enjoy Jenny Han’s books, so maybe someday as it sounds cute. Oh, and some of these cookbooks make me tempted to try some new dishes! 🙂 Thanks for the Finding Wonderland visit, Lydia.

  24. Haha I love the title Sundae My Prince will Come. So clever!

  25. You are making me HUNGRY! I’m a vegetarian, so I think Mason Jar Salads is the book I would start with.

  26. DELICIOUS list!! Good job! I’m adding Mango Season to my TBR–thanks!

  27. Aww man, I wasn’t hungry going into this post, but I sure am now. xD I’m definitely feeling the summer vibe from this post! I think my favorite cover is Shug, because the ice cream looks delicious and I love to eat ice cream bars like that in the summer!

  28. Fantastic spin on the topic this week. Man, I want to go to a cookout now! Hopefully we’ll all be able to do that safely at some point this summer.

  29. Yum! You’re right – summer does have the best food. We make and drink smoothies all year round, but they seem to taste better in the summer somehow 🙂

    Happy TTT!


  30. Ha, this is almost a cruel take on this topic! I am craving so many of these things now

  31. You’re making me wish we could host a barbecue right now! And also making me hungry. They’re definitely summer vibes!

  32. I love heirloom tomatoes! 🍅🍅🍅 Great list!
    Here’s my TTT list.

  33. Burgers Every Way – yum!

    Check out my TTT

  34. Ooh I love grilling in the summertime! That Asian Grilling one looks right up my alley.

    I love a good smoothie too. 🙂

  35. Ok, now I’m hungry!!! This is an AMAZING list!

  36. FOOD!!! I wanna make avocado shake now and beat the heat!

  37. Oh, this is such a GREAT idea for a TTT!!! And yeah, I’m craving mangoes right now!

  38. These sue look delicious and very summery! I just woke up and these re making me hungry. Thanks for sopping by my blog and letting me know something was wrong. I’ve taken it down and will look into it. I was working on it way too late when I was way too tired!

  39. Great take on the theme! all those covers make my mouth water!

  40. Amazing selection! Just looking at those covers makes me crave a hot summer day with something cool and yummy to eat or drink!

  41. There is nothing more refreshing than fruit in the summertime.

  42. Oh, gosh… yum!!! Mango Season!! I want some mangoes now! 🙂

  43. Love your twist! I love mangoes and smoothies. Especially together. 😉

  44. This is such a fun take on the topic this week! I really love the look of that mason jar salads book. And that dessert inspired book at the end has the cutest title. Bring on the fantastic summer eats and all the ice cream and smoothies too 🙂

  45. Ahh I remember Shug from a such a long time ago! What a nice memory after so long :).

  46. Oh, YUM. I love this view on summer books! I always forget that cookbooks can count for these, too.

  47. RS

    I have to agree with you about summer food. These books all look so good — and the mason jar lunches in particular look incredible.

    One of my favorite recipe books is Susan Branch’s “The Summer Book,” which has great light-food ideas and is adorably hand-illustrated in the most quaint cottage-style way. I borrow it from the library every year; I really should order my own copy, but I think I subconsciously keep hoping they’ll weed it so I can buy it for a buck.

  48. Yep, now I’m hungry 🙂 I especially love the Asian Grilling and Sundae My Prince Will Come covers!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *