Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme created by Rukky @Eternity Books and hosted by Aria @Book Nook Bits, and it’s where we get to discuss certain topics, share our opinions, and spread the love by visiting each other’s posts! If you want to join in the bookish discussion fun, check out the September 2022 prompts!
Now without further ado… The topic asks us about:
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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 favourite season? Do you have any favourite seasonal reads?
DO I READ SEASONALLY?
The short answer is no, I don’t with the main reason being I live in the tropics, so there’s really only one season—hot, or two if you count “hotter-and-rainy” as a season (we do). Since I also live on an island, beach/poolside reading is something that I luckily get to do quite often but there are definitely certain books that I prefer to read while laying out in the sun. That said, I love me a good list so whenever the “seasonal TBR” prompts come around, I happily take part in them and occasionally pretend that I live in a place where seasonal reading applies. 😂 Do I have a favourite season? Maybe it’s not surprising but I love Autumn/Winter because living in a place with soaring temperatures, I can appreciate (much) cooler weather. It’s also the perfect weather to not have to get out of the house and to cosy up under blankets and spend all day being lazy and reading!
I think the perfect spring/summer read for me is a thriller/mystery, a light contemporary (preferably YA) or romance—although to be fair, I would read these genres at any time of the year, lol. When the heat is so intense when I’m sitting poolside or on the beach, I like to read something that’s not too heavy and doesn’t require a lot of thinking, but is still a good time and keeps me hooked!
I think autumn is probably the moodiest season to choose reads for and most people tend to gravitate towards spookier or scarier reads this season. I’m a major chicken so I don’t focus a lot on horror or scary books but I can step out of my comfort zone and appreciate them every now and then! I find this season is perfect for those intensely atmospheric reads!
I know people read holiday-themed books all year round but although my family doesn’t celebrate the holidays and neither does it get cold here, I find it only fitting to read these holiday books during the winter season! A lot of the books (at least on my list) are romances which I’m totally here for. I feels there’s a certain energy in the air during this time that’s full of hope and new beginnings just waiting around the corner, although I know it’s not a happy time for everyone.
Are you a seasonal reader or are you more of a mood reader? Do you enjoy a seasonal read every now and then? What’s your favourite season and seasonal read (if you have one)?