Thinking about the shift in my general mood and surroundings made me start to think about if my reading habits change at all. So I thought I'd pose a question! Do your reading habits change with the seasons? Maybe you read more or less during a certain time of year? Does the genre or subgenres that you read most often shift?
I know I definitely read more over the summer. Everything about my life is more relaxed, even the atmosphere at work. It leaves me feeling less stressed, and less like I have to run myself ragged. So more time for reading. But the biggest change for me is in genre. Not even genre really, but I prefer to have lighter books during the summer. When I'm all blissed out and stress-free, I like to keep it that way, and not weigh my brain down with heavy, emotional, nailbiter books. I don't put them all aside 100%, but I read fewer "hard core" books, and more "light and fluffies." I don't use either of those terms disparagingly either. I like both equally.
The summer is also when I like to take my vacation, which definitely means more reading. Vacation is definitely about the "light and fluffies" but also a genre that I think of as "beach reads". "Beach reads" is a topic for another discussion. But I'd really like to know if the change in season has anything to do with what and how much you'll be reading over the next few months? Changing it up, or just following the TBR list as scheduled?
One thing's for sure that during the summer, this is where I want to be, book in hand!