We are now in the transition period between Spring and Summer, and if there is one thing that strikes me at this time in the reading year, it is the change in my reading mood. I want books that are relaxing, that can be read in one sitting, or that evoke the freshness and warmth of the season.
They are always a nice change and something I actually look forward to because I don’t tolerate Summer very well. I’m an Autumn person!
With that said, let’s get into the genres!
This is probably my least favourite genre out of all those I do read, but there’s something about this time of year that has me hankering for an easy, chilled out contemporary, now primarily Adult rather than YA. Maybe one with a mixed cast of characters, some romance, and a little town drama.
Books Include: The Inn at Eagle Point by Sherryl Woods, and Summer at Hope Meadows by Lucy Daniels.
Dual-timeline Contemporary/Historical Fiction
I don’t know if that is actually the genre, or if it would just be classed as general fiction, but I really enjoy dual-timeline stories where there are moments in the present day, but their origins are based in and around the 1930s or 1940s. A lot are family-centric, often uncovering past events older generations want to forget, and they’re generally not very taxing to read.
Books Include: The Island by Victoria Hislop, and A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore
If there is a book that chronicles the life of the author being a vet, teacher, policeman/woman, medic, etc and it is reported to make you laugh, cry, or give you all the fuzzies, I’m reading it. There is just something about them I enjoy, particularly at this time of year and the list of highly recommended ones is endless.
Books include: All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot, and Constable in the Dale by Nicholas Rhea.
I do a lot of re-reading during the summer months and I always find myself picking up a few classics, especially on audio, so if I do tune out whilst working on a pile of knitting/crochet projects, it doesn’t matter so much. It’s also the perfect time to find more kid’s classics I’ve not read before as they’re super quick and always engaging on audio.
Books include: Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell, and Peter Pan by J.M.Barrie.
And there we have it.
Do you gravitate towards set genres at different times of the year?
If so, what are they?
As always, thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!