This week I would love to hear from everyone if they read more or less in the summer, what they read (and if it is different than what they reading the rest of the year). What books do you most associate with summer or holiday reading? What makes something a beach read? What are you favorite summer romances?
I am a teacher-librarian so while I read voraciously all-year round, I do have more time in the summer for reading and writing. I don't really change my reading for the summer. Other than having way more time, which results in more binge reads.
So far this summer I've started making a dent in my ARC TBR, including a couple like Not Another Rock Star by Amber Belldene and Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai, whose release dates I missed. Rai's Hate to Want You is a good example of a book that is a perfect summer read for me. While some might want to read light fluffy stuff, I am better able to deal with emotionally intense books in the summer. I had to put down HTWY when I first picked it up in May because it was too overwhelmed with life and work (I was juggling work deadlines and the first incarnation for #RomBkLove) to read it with abandon. That wasn't a problem at all when picked it up last week and I read it in less than a day and I was as baffled as my friend Jessica was when she asked me how I had ever put it down.
As a reviewer I am also starting to receive a lot of the Fall and Winter releases. I actually have a Christmas anthology already in my queue, but I am not really ready to start reading it. I usually end up some diving into some of the RITA awards winners that I missed the first time around. However what I am currently reading is Ilona Andrew's Innkeeper Chronicles, which are set in an inn in Texas that serves intergalactic travelers.
So what have you been reading this summer?
I will be looking for your answers on #RomBkLove and I would love it if you'd join us on Saturday Aug 5th at 4pm EST for the #readRchat about Summer Reading.