Now that it is finally October and it’s actually starting to feel like fall, I wanted to talk about seasonal reading. In particular I’d love to know if anyone else collects books to read at particular times of the year.
Before this year I honestly don’t think the season affected my reading habits too much and if they did I don’t think I was terribly aware of it. But this year in particular I found myself collecting and saving books to read to read in the fall. Fall is my favourite time of the year and I often spend most seasons wishing for it’s return, so I think I’m trying to get the most out of the season! The thought of reading a spooky book, under a beautiful fall tree is my dream!
So now that fall is finally here I’m so excited to start reading some spooky and magical books. Specifically, I have a Shirley Jackson book I’ve been so excited to start, and I need to see how the new Hocus Pocus book turns out!
While I think this phenomenon is personally most striking this autumn, in a smaller way I have noticed the seasons do affect the type of books I’m reading. In fall I tend towards the obvious—spooky, witchy magical reads. In the winter I like mysteries and thrillers, and in the spring and summer time I think I read lighter books.
Do any of you do the same thing? Are your book choices consciously seasonally related or do you just have different preferences based on the time of the year? Or do you just read whatever you’d like, regardless of season? I’d love to know!
Also I’d love to hear if any one has particularly autumnal reading recommendations! I always need more fall things in my life!
I hope you all have a wonderful and cozy fall day!