Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Are You a Seasonal Reader?

I am. Of course, cozy mysteries are perfect anytime. But let's stray a bit from that wonderful genre and embrace the rest.
Spring and summer 
Can't wait for a good beach/vacation read, throw in a little romance, chick lit, etc. and I'm in heaven. Janet Evanovich usually has a new Stephanie Plum mid-summer. What a treat!
Fall
Time for lots of good mysteries and thrillers. I've just discovered Christopher Fowler and love his Bryant and May mysteries.
Halloween
 Okay, this isn't officially a season, but what a great time to read some horror (or watch it).
Christmas
At least two or three holiday stories. The new ones, the old, anything I can get my hands on.
The Depths of Winter
With all those cold, dark hours it's time for the heavy stuff - a classic or historical, something thick and leathery.

So, tell me, are you a seasonal reader?
And don't you think fall is the perfect time to kick back with a good mystery? 

15 comments:

Dru said...

I'm not a seasonal reader and Fall is the perfect time to cuddle up with a mystery.

tonya kappes said...

I am a seasonal reader. Fall is definitely a great time to read mystery b/c all the good extra meat on the bones is comfort!

Bookwoman said...

I am not a seasonal reader. I think ANY time is a good time to kick back with a good mystery.

Anonymous said...

I'm a seasonal reader in one sense. I do read Christmas books around the holidays, spooky books in the fall, beachy books in the summer. However, I can also find a mystery to fit in any season. :-)

Lover of Books said...

Mysteries are an all of the year type book but I do try to read the ones with holidays in it around that time if possible. I do need to find my scary books for around Halloween. :)

Krista

Rural View said...

I read mysteries all year, but beginning in Sept. I alternate mysteries with more serious stuff - history, biography, classics.

Catmommie said...

I try to read the holidays, but otherwise, I read anything all year.

Debra said...

I love to read seasonally appropriate cozies,if I can get them.

Hart Johnson said...

I definitely agree with your assessment of 'heavy stuff in winter'--a classic-- maybe a dead Russian... I have The Hunchback of Notredame in my pile... something like that.

My summer 'light' tends to be YA stuff, though I don't say no to Thrillers or a really smart mystery, ever. (favorite read this summer was Bad Things Happen)--I like my cozies sprinkled, but spring seems particularly good.

Heather said...

I'm not so much a seasonal reader as a holiday reader. I participated in a Christmas-themed reading challenge last year and managed to knock about a dozen such books off the TBR pile. Hoping I can do the same again this year!

Jim (and Karen) Overturf said...

I don't think I tend to that kind of choice, (winter sounds good - if I could just bury myself in a good book and not come out until the snow is melted for spring... oh, I sure would!)

Wood... time for a fire.

LOL!
Hugs, Karen

CindyD said...

I'm looking for a good Christmas book for our book discussion group - nothing too mushy or religious. Any thoughts?

Carol said...

I like to read seasonal/holiday related books in their respective time periods. I read cozies and other mysteries any time, though. I do love winter for reading, curled in a comfortable chair by the fireplace. Since summer is my busiest time at work, I get less read then than any other time!

Vickie said...

I think I am a seasonal reader, at least some of the year. October is almost all paranormal or horror. November and December I read a few holiday themed books, but it's mostly cozies as those two months can get a little nuts.
Summer books are set in cooler weather, winter books read are set in warmer weather.

holdenj said...

Although there are plenty of things I read year-round, I am very much a seasonal reader! Pretty much echoes the examples you gave...especially holiday books.