Friday, August 03, 2012

Summer holiday reading

Do your reading habits change over the summer?  Mine do, quite considerably.  I find I have very little time to do anything let alone tackle the books on my out-of-control to be read piles.  So I try to be a little pickier about what I pick up.  And while maybe shorter, quicker reads would mean getting through more, I find I prefer to read chunkier books, books that I can take my time over and savour, especially after a long day of sight-seeing or daytripping. 

So here is my stack of books that I will be getting through in the next few weeks. 


FrostFire by Zoe Marriott
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
How To Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone

It's not a very large pile, and my eldest son's goal is to read 6 books this summer (one more than my pile!), but these are the books at the very top of my pile.  If I just read these five books before the schools start up again in September, I will be more than happy!  (and possibly surprised that I've managed it!)

What will you be reading this summer?

12 comments:

  1. If I didn't have to read uni and dissertation books over the summer I could probably get loads of reading done. Unfortunately I have to take turns with what I read this summer

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    1. I think alternating between the two is an awesome plan, good luck with that!

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  2. Ooh, Someone Else's Life is REALLY good - I hope you enjoy it! Time Between Us and How to Save a Life look awesome too, so I'll be looking out for your reviews of those :) Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks Bella, I've since finished How to Save a Life and Time Between Us. I'm glad to hear you liked Someone Else's Life, as it's next or next-after on my pile :)

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  3. See I'm completely different. When the summer holidays start, I read many more books within a month that I would if I was still at college because I have so much more time in the mornings and it doesn't matter if I go to sleep late. I love the holidays for that :)

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    1. Yes, I remember when my holidays were like that too! but with two small children to entertain, it doesn't quite work out in the same way :)

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  4. Great book choices! They all look good, especially Frostfire and Someone Else's Life. I try to get through my thickest books too, but my plans aren't exactly going to plan! :D

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    1. They never do, do they? Good luck to both of us!

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  5. I don't think my reading habits really change during the summer. Now that I'm not in school, the season doesn't really affect my business a whole lot. I think the only difference is that maybe I read more in the winter, because I hate the cold and I'm always tired and just want to curl up with a book and some hot chocolate. :)

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    1. I do love winter reading. I find it very different from summer reading. Summer reading seems lazy and carefree to me.

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  6. Some fab books here! I adored both How to Save a Life and Someone Else's Life--such amazing reads. Really looking forward to reading Time Between Us :)

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    1. Time Between Us was very good! I finished it on holiday.

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