Teasers & Top Tens – July 12, 2022


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Here are the rules if you want to play along:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This week’s teaser comes from Still Just a Geek: An Annotated Memoir by Wil Wheaton.

I never got to know Leonard Nimoy the way my fellow cast members did, so I can’t remember him in the personal way that they can. I didn’t know Leonard as a friend, or even as a colleague. I can’t tell you what he was like off the set. In fact, by the time he worked on Next Generation, my character was off exploring other planes of existence, and I was a nineteen-year-old kid who was stumbling around, trying to figure out what he was going to do with the rest of his life.

I am absolutely loving this book. I knew I would, but I think I’m enjoying it even more than I thought I would.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:.

Ten (Six) Book Covers That Feel Like Summer

This is another one that I will have to scour my GoodReads lists and see what I can find. Which is fun, don’t get me wrong. And it’s not like I don’t pay attention to covers – of course, I do – but more just noticing that a cover is really pretty, not that it reminds me of something.

I also just . . . don’t read a lot of summery titles. Most of the stuff I read is pretty dark and dreary (in a good way) and the cover art generally reflects that. I have chosen six covers from my “read” shelf on GoodReads that say “summer” to me (and probably only to me, but that’s okay). So here we go.

The Stardust Thief

1). The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah – The colors seemed very summery to me, plus the story takes place in a very hot place. Summer is very hot. This is the level of justification you will be getting in this post.

The Thing About Jellyfish

2). The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin – I really like this cover because I really love watching jellyfish swim. At aquariums, of course. In the actual ocean, they are terrifying, but in a safe watching environment, they are so beautiful. And summery. Because they come from the beach.

Station Eleven

3). Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – I picked this cover because it has tents on it. Tents equals camping, and camping equals summer? Maybe? Just go with it. And read this book, it’s awesome.

The Magician King

4). The Magician King by Lev Grossman – I chose this cover last night, but looking back on it, this one is probably more autumny than summery. I probably should have picked The Magicians instead of The Magician King, but I think this one is prettier (and I liked this book better, too). And it’s my list, so there.


5). Mosquitoland by David Arnold – What says summer more than a massive road trip to try and fight your and your family’s inner demons? Well, the road trip part is summery anyway. This is another excellent book that you should go read. Now.

13 little blue envelopes6). 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson – What says summer more than a massive backpacking trip through Europe to discover your family’s secrets? I know that may not be apparent by the cover itself, but look at what she is wearing – you wouldn’t wear a tank top in the winter, now would you.

This list is starting to get a little silly, so I’m going to end it there. I’ll have more to offer if there is a topic with dark, wintery covers. I definitely have more of those.

Please leave your teasers and top tens in comments!

Categories: Teaser Tuesday, Top Ten Tuesdays

Tags: , ,

5 replies

  1. I went off the topic a bit today and did summer reading from my years of summer reading.

  2. I love how you explained your choices! And I agree, tents mean camping which means summer—the same with road trips. I mean, how many people take road trips in the winter?

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!


  1. MONTH IN REVIEW: July 2022 – Life With No Plot

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: