Read-a-Thon Post #2.3: 4Seasons4Books Mini Challenge

Pages read since last update: 63
Pages read so far: 83

Here's the mini challenge description from Bart's Bookshelf:
This mini challenge is to convey the four seasons in four book covers, by colour, title, author, cover, or something a little less obvious. Just arrange your covers, snap a photo and then upload it.

And here's my photo!

To be clear, the fifty book at the bottom is intended as a sort of caption. Here's hoping it doesn't disqualify me from the challenge or something!
In case it isn't obvious, a brief note of which book is intended to portray each season.

Spring - The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

Bare birch trees do have something wintry about them, but trust me, spring in Saskatchewan is mostly bare birch trees as well. For example, today there's a snowfall warning for up to 20 cm. I'm not kidding. None of the trees have leaves yet. I wrote about this book here.

Summer - The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

I feel like winter never comes to Sherwood Forest. It's always just men cavorting in the sun, laughing and doing target practice. I read this book in pre-blog times.

Autumn - The Magicians by Lev Grossman

I think this is pretty self-explanatory. I reviewed the sequel here.

Winter - The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Unfortunately I wasn't able to carry my tree theme through all four books, but some sort of iceberg seems pretty fitting, again considering the snowfall warning for today. The setting also fits, as the planet in the book is called "Gethen," aka Winter. I wrote about this book here.


  1. It looks like you are having a great time tackling some mini challenges! I hope your Readathon experience is a blast. #TeamPopper is cheering you on!