Saturday, June 1, 2013

Summer Reading

Summer is my favorite time of year.  School is out.  The winter snow is gone.  And I am free to spend my time however I want.  Which means hiking some of my favorite mountain trails, traveling when I have the money, doing a little birdwatching, a little writing, and, of course, reading, reading, reading.

I have a stack of books by my bed just waiting to be read.  Some are the latest books from favorite authors, like Kay Hooper, Victoria Thompson, and Lee Child, that I haven't gotten around to reading yet; and some are favorite books like The Riddle-Master of Hed and Ysabel, that I've been wanting to revisit and reread.  Plus, I should probably tackle some of those 29 TBR books sitting on my shelves like The Moonstone, or Minaret, or The Odd Women.

During the summer I tend to gravitate towards fast-paced page-turners or fun, lighthearted romances -- perfect books to take to the beach.  (If only I were going to the beach this summer!)  With the summer sun shining, I'm usually not in the mood for anything too serious or scholarly.  But there are no rules when it comes to reading...or to summer.

So, go outside.  Enjoy the sun!  Spend time with friends and family.  Star gaze.  Play games.  Hike.  Laugh.  Have fun.  And let the summer reading begin!

What will you be reading this summer?


  1. I love to read both light books and a few long involved ones over the summer. I'll also be running a summer reading activity for adults at my library this year so I am looking forward to lots of book talk locally!

  2. Hey, I was thinking about re-reading The Riddle Master of Hed too! Great minds think alike :) I like fast paced books in the summer, too, but sometimes feel up to tackling something tougher on the side since my schedule is lighter in the summer. Last summer when I was laid up, I read "Anna Karenina." I just started The Canterbury Tales, but won't be taking it on vacation...I will be too distracted for anything requiring too much brain power.

  3. I like light books to read in the summer, ones I can pick up and put down easy. Reading outside, on the swing in my garden is one of my favourite things to do in the summer. I love hiking too though :-)

    1. Thanks for your comments, Trish. I love being outside, and reading, in the summer, too.