Top Ten Tuesday: Books about Drought

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Check out upcoming Top Ten themes on Jana’s blog and go here to see what others have on their Top Ten Tuesday lists!

Today’s official topic is Atmospheric Books – you know, those books where the setting is just about a character in and of itself. I’m not feeling the love for that. I’m feeling like we could use several good, rainy days (I guess those are atmospheric!), because a large portion of our subtropical state is under an exceptional drought. This is not the norm. We need rain.

So my topic today is Books about Drought, or at least about really dry places.

Bound by Blood and Sand – Becky Allen
Dune – Frank Herbert
The Four Winds – Kristin Hannah
The Stars Are Fire – Anita Shreve
Warrior of the Altaii – Robert Jordan

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar
The Big Empty by Loren C. Steffy (see my review here)
The Cloud Seeders by James Zerndt
The Driest Season by Meghan Kenny

Phew! Just looking at some of these covers has me wanting a drink of water. Got any books to add to this list? Leave me a comment!

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11 Responses to Top Ten Tuesday: Books about Drought

  1. Lydia says:

    I hope you get the rain you need soon!

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  2. Cindy Davis says:

    Nice tweak for today’s topic. I hope you all get rain soon!

  3. I live in the Phoenix area, so I know all about droughts, dryness, and heat. I hope you get some rain soon. Funny enough, I included two books about droughts in my list of atmospheric books today. Both were so vividly told that they made me feel hot and thirsty, even though I really wasn’t either!

    Happy TTT!


  4. CurlyGeek says:

    Good topic, I’ve been trying to read more environment-related fiction lately. I just finished Blue Skies by T.C. Boyle which also fits in this category. Of these, I’ve only read Grapes of Wrath and Dune, but I’ve been wanting to read something by Shreve and Hannah so maybe these are good ones to try first.

  5. This is such an interesting topic. There are quite a few books about drought, surprisingly 😁

  6. The Cloud Seeders! I love this book.

    “Serve Your Country, Conserve Your Water, Observe Your Neighbor.”


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