What makes a good summer read? Share your summer book selection criteria with us.
Well, I’m not a technical book selector and just go with the flow. But if I do have a summer books checklist in my mind, it might look something like this:
- Light-hearted and generally not dealing with difficult or depressing topics.
- A book with travel.
- Not super long, something that might be a good beach or weekend by the pool length.
- Brightly colored cover.
- Bestseller, so you can talk about it with random people who have also heard of it or read it.
A summer read should be light hearted. I love a good Abbie Glines love story for my pool side summer time reading. I tend to read my heavier books in December or in the winter months for some reason. I usually just read whatever I want to read, when I want to read it. However, I cannot wait til NEXT summer, as it will be my first summer off in a long long time. I am starting my first year of teaching this fall and am already counting the days til summer break. 547. Too soon???? Next summer I am sure I will be more than ready to dive right into summer light, fun summer reading selections.
I tend towards opposite books based on the season. I know, I’m weird. It’s 1200 degrees outside. I want something set in winter to cool me off. Or at least have the allusion of cool. With sweaters and snow. And yes, when it’s cold, I want a warm, summery, beach-set read. I also don’t want anything crazy emotional,or depressing, or really long. Light and breezy does seem to fit in with summer. In all seriousness, though, I really don’t follow any sort of seasonal reading. I just read what I want to read, when I want to read it.