Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hot Weather and Good Reads

I don't know about you, but for me when it gets unbearably hot in the late Spring or early Summer I just want to find a cool quiet place and read. One of my favorite reads at these times is of course a good mystery, but often times I find myself reading more "meatier" books during the Summer months... At least reads that I wouldn't normally have time to pick up the rest of the year. It was during the Summer of 2006 that I finally read Gone With the Wind and East of Eden, both books I'd been told for years I *had* to read, but just never got around to until that Summer.

Thanks to Book Club Girl I discovered that the Los Angeles Times has published a Summer Reading Guide for both children and adults. Curious, I stopped over to see what books made the list. Although if asked I probably would have compiled a different list myself I still found it fun to browse through the list of newly released (and soon to be released) books and I've added some to my TBR pile.

So what about you? What will you be reading this Summer? Check out the Times' Summer Reading Guide and be sure to let me know if any of the books inspire you to pick up something to read the next time it's blazing hot and you are looking for a quiet way to pass the time.

Happy reading and stay cool!

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

Other than Narnia, I'm not really making any firm reading plans. I think my reading hopes and dreams are just about the same year round. I just like getting to books and reading them and don't really think in terms of the changing of the seasons. Except, perhaps, at Christmastime. I do like putting everything else aside and reading holiday stories then!