Welcome back to another edition of Sweet Summertime Reads! All summer long I am featuring a different blogger to share their current summer reads + what's on their agenda for the summer. Today I am happy to bring you Brittany from The Book Addict's Guide sharing her sweet summertime reads! Check out what got her into reading during summertime and what she's got planned for this season. Please welcome Brittany to the blog...
I’m so excited to have been invited back to Ginger’s blog to be a part of the Sweet Summertime Reads feature! (Thanks, G!) I’m very much a mood reader but don’t really read anything “in-season” except for spooky books at Halloweentime and select reads for the summertime!
A summery book can be different for everyone, but for me it’s usually one of two genres that get me in the mood for summer: light and fun contemporary romances or action-packed sci-fi/fantasy. I know, I know. Those are two VERY different things, but somewhere along the way, those came to mean summer for me. I wasn’t a very adventurous reader until I hit my 20s and got back into exploring new books thanks to recommendations from my friends (Yes… It was Twilight.) so when I tried to tan out in the backyard, I needed something good to read! I turned to the bookshelves that my sister and I shared and it pretty much consisted of all of the Harry Potter books and my sister’s collection of Meg Cabot adult romances (I actually didn’t know about The Princess Diaries until after Meg’s adult books!) and I re-read these over and over and over again because we didn’t really buy books at that point in time. Thinking back on it, these two genres actually make perfect sense as for why they mean summer to me!
Summer always means travel to me also! I don’t always take a trip but I at least usually go to BEA ever since I started blogging! Last year was the summer of traveling (I was out of the state three weekends in a row… to three different states) and choosing what book I’ll read on my plane rides is always so much fun! (I love photographing my travel reads too!) This year I was finishing A.C. Gaughen’s Scarlet trilogy on the way to BEA and naturally started reading SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo immediately on my way back!
So far this summer, I’ve definitely dabbled in both of my designated “summer book” genres! I’ve fallen in love with Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle series (THE NAME OF THE WIND and THE WISE MAN’S FEAR), inhaled sci-fi books like RESONANCE by Erica O’Rourke (following up DISSONANCE) and ILLUMINAE by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, and I started re-reading The Lunar Chronicles starting with CINDER! I’ve also gotten fully engrossed in some fantastic contemporary reads like MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick and EMMY & OLIVER by Robin Benway.
It’s hard to say what else is in store for the summer since I ditched my read schedule this year! I’ve been picking up whatever book I’m in the mood for but I know I’ll be finishing the rest of my Lunar Chronicles re-read leading up to WINTER this fall (I’m actually hosting a read along (or re-read along) for the whole series with some help from Fierce Reads so keep an eye out for sign-ups!) and I’ve got my eye on FIRST & THEN by Emma Mills that I’d like to start soon!
Thanks so much Brittany for sharing your summertime reading picks. I am 100% a mood reader too, so I completely understand not sticking to a schedule. I always have hopes to read certain books during the summer, and then something else jumps out at me and I pick that one up instead. And I can also relate to the Twilight thing (its what got me back into reading as an adult, too -- such a gateway book!!).
Be sure to check out the giveaway (open international -- Book Depository must be able to ship to you!) happening all summer long...
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+ Contest ends August 31, 2015
+ Contest ends August 31, 2015