The frog — startled by my presence — skipped across the surface of the pond before diving into its safe abyss. My mind tripped as well, following him momentarily into the comforting depths of memory. Flickering momentarily to a childhood spent in stealth and frog traps. Time smeared back to those innocent days, free of humid worry and heavy doubts.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by The Broke and The Bookish. Each week has a new theme and you can participate however often you choose!
This week’s theme is a Summer Reads Freebie! I was particularly excited for this theme because I love reading in the Summer — there is something scrumptiously lazy about Summer reading.
Additionally, I’ve been working on compiling my Summer Playlist, so I thought for this Top Ten Tuesday I’d pair my favorite Summer reads with some of my favorite summer songs!
Here goes! 🙂
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy — Heathens by twenty one pilots
The Girl Is Murder by Kathryn Miller — Booty Swing by Parov Stelar
The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin — Left Hand Free by alt-J
To A God Unknown by John Steinbeck — Monday by Matt Corby
Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer — Little Fly by Esperanza Spalding
I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak — Summer Dress by July Talk
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut — Drop the Game by Flume & Chet Faker
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald — Diet Mountain Dew by Lana Del Rey
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta — Wake Me Up by Avicii
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater — From Eden by Hozier