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September 23: Reading seasonally (Mikaela @ Mikaela Reads)
Prompts: Do you read seasonally? Do you like a beach read in summer, a spooky book in the autumn and holiday themed ones in winter? What’s your favorite season? Do you have any favorite seasonal reads?
Welcome to another week of LTB here at DTRH! Or should I say, Season’s Greetings! Now that it’s fall, it got dramatically colder, at least where I live. Appropriately, today’s topic is about seasonal readings and who partakes in it!
I don’t generally read seasonally. After all, murder mysteries and thrillers don’t lend itself to any season in my opinion. Okay I take that back; cozy mysteries do tend to lend itself to fall weather. However, I don’t really pick books according to the weather or season. Even if I were to, it would probably only be a book or two per season to “match”.
I do have a book club coming up that will be based on a Halloween theme! I do think that if you’re going to be setting up something with friends or a book club, that using a theme is a convenient way to narrow down choices for books, in case anyone is facing decision paralysis. I am certainly excited for that book club, and can’t wait to share it with all of you too when the time comes!
I read spooky books all year round, not just in autumn, but I think I do tend to pull out the beach reads during the summer, and perhaps the cozy mysteries in the colder season as well. Something about sitting by a fireplace and reading under the covers really lends itself to the atmosphere of certain books. Of course, if there’s a book I really want to read, the weather certainly won’t be stopping me.
My favourite season is generally autumn because I’m rather afraid of the high heat, but in true Canadian fashion, I really do complain about any weather that isn’t temperate. I also like reading all year round, and I would say the season doesn’t really affect it that much; it’s more likely that my work or schooling is what really affects what I am able to read each season.
Lastly, my guilty pleasure read is probably the Murder Mystery series by Joanne Fluke! The dessert themed mysteries really lend itself to a rather whimsical read in the colder seasons. What are your favourite seasonal reads? Let me know in the comments below!