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My reality TV obsessions are finished for the season and the Revolution ends July 6, so my DVR is down to General Hospital and Jeopardy. That means it's time to hit the summer books. I've been reading a lot of blog posts and magazine articles about "beach reads". Some categorize summer books as "lighter", some see it as a chance to delve into re-reads of old favorites, some poo-poo the idea entirely, saying their reading choices are not affected by changing seasons. I fall into the first group - the light reader. Not that these books are fluff - but subject matter, writing style, and setting make them less strenuous reads. Hot weather puts me off of anything too weighty or difficult - I don't want to work that hard.
For summer, I tend towards cozy mysteries, humorous stories, books that feature women's friendships, and anything set on the beach. Pretty, cheery covers also play a part in my summer selections more than other seasons. Here's what's on my Summer Reading List:
Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates
Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank - out June 12th
Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones
Wallflower in Bloom by Claire Cook - pub. date June 5th
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich - due out June 19th
Stardust by Carla Stewart
So far, I only own three of these books, but I've got an inkling that some birthday gifts may add to the collection, and a few will be available at the library. There are several books waiting in my TBR that may get substituted in, so the lineup is open to change. But this is the general direction I'm headed. What are you reading this summer?