Hi guys! I’m back with another discussion post. 😀
Today’s topic: reading by season
Again, this is a fairly self-explanatory topic, but it’s something I’ve wondered about. When trolling social media, I’ve seen bookworms I follow say something like “I can’t wait until summer so I can finally read the Anna trilogy!” or “I love when it snows, because then I can dive into this amazing fantasy.” and it makes me curious.
Why do they do it?
I have no problem with people who do this – everyone has different reading preferences. But what I want to know is why.
A few of the most popular things I’ve seen are…
- reading contemporary in summer
- reading creepy books in October
- reading fantasy in winter
I can understand why someone would read contemporary in summer – a light, fluffy book for a warm, carefree season. I can understand why someone would read creepy books in October – spooky, chilling stories just in time for Halloween. I can understand why someone would read fantasy in winter – it’s cold and you can have a blanket and a cup of tea/coffee/hot chocolate/hot something and dive into a made-up world. They all go together.
But should those genres be only for those seasons or times of the year?
Personally, I’ll read anything at any point in the year. In January, I read a large variety of books – three fantasy, a paranormal romance, two sci-fi, and two contemporary. I read whatever I feel like reading whenever I feel like reading it.
Unless the library doesn’t have it, then I have to wait.
Again, I have absolutely nothing against people who do this. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Why limit yourself? Why not just read whatever sounds interesting, regardless of the time of year?
I’ve said my piece. Do you do this? Do you agree or disagree with me? Why? I’d love to know! 😀
I’m off to start reading Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I hope you enjoyed this discussion! 🙂