This week Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm has asked us to get all ‘seasonal’ and provide our Top 5 Summer Time Reads.
Now I’m going to be a wee bit naughty and instead of choosing 5 books that I’ve read in summer/ remind me of summer/ are set during summer etc. I’m going to select the top 5 books that I aim to actually try and read this summer.
Ha. Because I do so well with my reading goals.
The reason that I’m tackling this subject slightly differently is because I’ve already done a Top 5 Summer Reads here where I went the route of selecting books that remind me of summer either because of the book content or that’s the season when I read them.
Now, usually what I would do is provide my 5 selections and explain underneath each one why it’s on the list but I’m going to do things differently this time around.
Why? Because I have a goal.
Some background first!
I don’t like summer.
It’s not my favourite of seasons because I get too hot, get sunburned, get dehydrated and everyone on our crappy public transport system is grumpy because of those exact same reasons. They also tend to have a wee whiff of B.O which only serves to make me grumpy.
For summer I probably should be reading books that involve punting on the river or something but it’s usually during the summer months that I want to read books about rain or snow.
I’m not miserable I swear it. I just happen to love, love, love, love, love autumn, winter and spring.
I feel that in summer all the books are about holidays and being outdoors and hot steaming temperatures and frankly I have enough of those when I’m kicking off the sheets trying to sleep.
I said I’m not miserable didn’t I? I’m aware I’m coming across like an anti-summer grumpus.
As mentioned, what I’ve decided to do instead is select 5 books that I aim to read this summer (June, July, August) as part of a ‘Mini Magic Challenge’ that I’ve created for myself.
Magic and witches and all things magical realism are not just for those cool autumnal evenings. Oh no. Magic is for life, not just for Christmas.
My Top 5 Summer Time Reads on this list include books featuring magic or witches or witchcraft of some kind. One of them even has ‘winter’ in the title because I am a contrary madam.
I have these books on my TBR anyway and I figured if I set myself a challenge I may actually read them!
What are you summer reads? Are they a little less ‘winter’ and ‘witchcraft’ and more seasonally appropriate?
Have you read any of the above?
Do you spend the entirety of your summer jumping from shadow to shadow like some medieval vampire forced to socialise outside?
Come tell me about it!