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Let’s Talk Bookish: Reading Seasonally!

Hello and happy Friday 👋

My goals for this evening are: finish the two books I’m reading for fun, The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes and The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead, and then start the book I need to read for uni, We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez.

But … I bought myself a Nintendo Switch this week so I know for a fact I’m probably gonna spend the entire weekend playing Mario Kart. At least me writing this blog post will make me feel productive!!

Let’s Talk Bookish is a bookish meme that was created by Rukky @ Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, where each Friday, bloggers write posts discussing the topic of the week! Since the beginning of April, I’ve been the host of LTB, and I post each month’s topics here on my blog! September Topics.

This week’s topic is …  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?


Do you read seasonally?

I absolutely love sitting down to pick out books for my seasonal TBRs, it never fails to get me all excited for the upcoming months despite how bad the weather might be. I also wait to read books until certain seasons – historical fiction and fantasy for the cold months, easy to read rom-coms for summer and spring.

My only problem is that when I’m in the thick of this said season … I’m no longer actually in the mood to read those books. I’m a mood reader and so even though I saved a chunky fantasy book for autumn, most of the time that goes right out the window cause I’m just not feeling it anymore. And so the poor books I’ve purposefully put off reading stay unread.


Do you like a beach read in summer, a spooky book in the autumn and holiday themed ones in winter?

I’ve literally just said that I never stick to my seasonal TBRs but I’m not totally terrible and I do end up reading at least one book as planned so I’m going to say yes to this question!

To prove I’m not lying to you I would like to draw attention to the fact that I read Beach Read by Emily Henry over the summer and have had my spooky October TBR planned out for weeks!

October specifically is a month I always try to stay on theme for. I might not always read horror or super atmospheric reads but I do prioritise books with supernatural creaters like vampires, witches or ghosts, or even murder mystery thrillers. Am honestly buzzing for October.


What’s your favorite season?

I think it might be summer. I’m not the biggest fan of sweating my arse off 24/7 but I have to admit that summer is fun, especially in recent years.

Obviously summer means no school or uni which is especially a big deal now that I’m going to a university in a different country. Sure I have to work over the summer but I actually like working in a bar, especially a busy bar. I can read and watch whatever I want whenever I want. And summer nights just hit different ya know.


Do you have any favorite seasonal reads?

Summer

Autumn

These are all the ones that first came to mind. Give it a couple of weeks and you’ll probably see me recommending these books in a bit more detail for Spookyseason content!

And there we have my thoughts and feelings on seasonal reading. I’m 100% serious when I say I’ve had my October TBR planned and ready to go for ages. And I may or may not have written down books to read in November while I was bored in my class yesterday.

I’d love to know how you approach reading seasonally. Also, what are you go to books for each season? Let me know! Thanks for reading :))

Elli xx

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