I don't usually do Top Ten Tuesday but I saw on Lark's blog that the theme this week is:
Books With Weather Events in the Title... or on the Cover
Being a true Brit the weather is something of a major preoccupation so I had to do it this week, didn't I?
That Artsy Reader Girl.
I'll link some of the books to my reviews if I've read the book and can actually find the review. (Some were read before I started this blog.)
1. First up, a classic that needs no introduction: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Lots of weather in this one including one of my favourite ever scenes in literature with Mole lost in the Wild Wood in a blizzard.
2. The next book is weather on the cover, The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. To my mind one of the best books ever written about deadly winter weather.
3. Ill Wind by Nevada Barr is one of her excellent Anna Pigeon books, this one is set in the Mesa Verde NP in Colorado.
4. Next up, an anthology I'm planning to read in December that I have on my TBR shelf: Sunless Solstice: Strange Christmas Tales for the Longest Nights edited by Lucy Evans and Tanya Kirk. Quite excited about this one.
5. The Sunny Side of the Alps by Roy Clarke is a lovely non-fiction book about the author's stay in the beautiful country of Slovenia.
6. Another beautiful 'weather' cover is this edition of High Rising by Angela Thirkell.
7. Four Cheeks to the Wind by Mary Bryant is an excellent account of the author and her husband's attempt to cycle around the world.
8. Richmal Crompton didn't just write the 'Just William' books she also wrote a lot of books for adults, one of them being Frost at Morning, which I read just before I started this blog in 2007. It's a WW2 novel exploring how the war affected children. A sad but beautiful book.
9. A non-fiction book I own but haven't read yet is Weatherland by Alexandra Harris. This sports a wonderful summery, cloudy sort of cover. It looks fascinating so I'll put in on my pile for 2024.
10. And lastly, here's a book I don't own, haven't read, but want to. The Storm by Daniel Defoe. Just look at that cover!
Well, that was fun! I should do Top Ten Tuesday more often!