Summer Reading List

No, I’m not going to tell y’all which books I’ll be reading over the summer months because I honestly have no idea. And no, I’m not going to link to some article that tells you what you should be reading. BUT I am making a little change here. I want to know about your summer reading habits! Y’all are well aware by now that I don’t care what any other person reads because another person’s reading has absolutely nothing to do with me. But I am curious to know if your reading habits change during the summer months.

I’m seeing article after article (not blog posts) about summer reading and books perfect for reading in the summer, and I just don’t get it. Are we allowed to read certain books during certain months of the year now? Are there books that are currently “in season”? This all sounds ridiculous to me, but I’m thinking I’m just out of the loop here. Are the summer months more conducive to specific stories? I’ve never tailored my reading to the seasons, but I also never said I have any idea about anything.

Anyway, do your reading habits change at all during the summer months? How so?


On this day in 2014 I published Introduction of my TBR Piggy!.

 

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51 thoughts on “Summer Reading List

  1. I’m fairly certain “summer reading” stems from school breaks and not the season itself. My kids have specific books that they are to read over the summer, and they have to answer questions about those books. The only habit I have in regards to “summer reading” equally applies to the rest of the year… if my kids are assigned to read a book and I haven’t read it myself, I will read it, too. It’s much easier to answer questions about said reading material if I know what the hell they’re talking about. 😉

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    • Um…I don’t think so. What does a list of random books “perfect” for summer have to do with summer reading programs? Let’s say there’s an article on The Huffington Post or a similar site with a title like “10 Perfect Reads for Summer” with nothing to do with summer reading for school. They just don’t sound at all related to me. Summer reading for school is specific, these lists aren’t. But it’s not like I know anything.

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  2. I decided for this summer to put my money where my mouth is, kind of. I’m an indie author hoping others will buy and read my book so I figured why not return the favor. This summer is my summer of Indies. I will read exclusively indie works. Already started with “Conflicted Hearts” by D.G. Kaye, which was very compelling. If anyone has recommendations I’m open. Don’t do a lot of sci fi or fantasy or romance but other than that, I love discovering new reads.

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  3. My reading habits don’t change, nor do the types of books I read. I simply read books that I like and hope to read at least 3 this summer, since I will be busy with work 🙂

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  4. Ridiculous I know! I think it all started with true “summer reading” like the type Shanan Winters above mentions, but obviously, at this point, it’s all a marketing strategy.

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    • Maybe. But when you have reputable news organizations and websites with their lists of reads for summer, I have to think it never had anything to do with summer reading for kids. Cause they aren’t the ones buying the books.

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  5. Summer is vacation time. I used to go camping for summer vacations. My goal was one book a day (heaven). So naturally I had a list! The rest of the year I’m carving out minutes here and there and I don’t need a list – I have a pile that I won’t get to..

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  6. Being in Australia, I’m moving into winter.. My reading habits in winter are basically that I tend to gravitate towards lots of fantasy and sci-fi and more deep novels. In the summer I’m all for the light, fun and romance type reads for sure!

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    • Ugh at winter. It’s horrible. Why do you think your reading habits change with the seasons?

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      • I don’t know, I’m one of those people whose feelings change with the seasons and my different moods call for different book genres. I feel like in winter it’s all about eh tying warm and cozy with a great adventure filled with magic and epic willed building!

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      • Hmmm. I see. My moods mostly change as I’m driving and another driver does something crazy and I yell for a second like they can hear me. But otherwise I’m just bleh all the time. 😂😂😂

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  7. The only way my reading habits change during the summer is I read a lot more, since there’s no homework and I actually have the time (because I’m a little person who’s still in school…). Therefore, summer is Heaven on Earth for me. And I never understood those “what to read” lists. Books aren’t fruit…it’s not like they’re going to be “bad” or “good” during just one part of the year. My favorite books stay awesome through all the seasons! 😛

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    • “I’m a little person who’s still in school.” 😂😂😂 I don’t know why that made me laugh so much. I used to read a lot in the summer. But the last few years I haven’t read much at all. 😳 I need to change something. And yes, I don’t want anyone telling me what to read at any point in the year.

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  8. I tend to read my longest books in summer, most likely because I’m on heavy homeschooling break. It’s impossible to get involved in a heavy book when you need to redirect another human every few minutes. 😋

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    • Hmm. I can see how it would be difficult with that. And what would be a long book to you? To me, it’s like 500+ pages. Most I read will be 400 or less. Whenever I do actually read.

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  9. Nope. I read voraciously year-round. And, for me, the genres don’t change. What I read in January I would read in August.

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  10. Actually, I read a lot more in winter than summer! After a (usually) long, hard, freezing Canadian winter, all I want to do is be out in the sun, doing everything but reading (as much as I Iove books!). I suspect the term “summer reading” originated from school summer breaks and probably have nothing to do with what is now touted as ‘summer reading”.

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    • Hmmm. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that from anyone else. Reading more in winter than summer. And maybe originally, but I can’t see any relationship between the two now.

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  11. Fiff. I read in the summer like I read every other time of the year. If I have a reading goal, I don’t make it for a season. Most of the time, I don’t realize how quickly that season is passing by, and I’ve barely made a dent in my “goal” because I was distracted by other books or writing or editing or whatever. I read a lot no matter what season it is.

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  12. I don’t get it either…I read any book I feel like reading regardless of the seasons.

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