This weeks topic is ‘Reading seasonally’, which I do not do haha! I read whatever I want whenever I want haha.
What makes a book a spring/summer/fall/winter read?
If I would read seasonally I would say that high fantasy books are more for fall/winter. While cute fluffy romances are more for summer. And maybe magical realism is more spring. But that is just based on the genres.
If the fluffy romance takes place during Christmas, maybe it is not the best to read during summer haha. I say that while I read 10 blind dates by Ashley Elston in summer haha!
As I said I do not really read seasonally, but if I would, I would probably split it based on genres, and not necessarily on the setting. I do not really mind reading a snowy book in summer, or beach book in winter haha!
Do holidays have to be included to feel seasonal?
Definitely not! I mean first of all holidays are not really the same for everyone, so not everyone relates to certain holidays (although it is always fun/interesting to read about holidays you are not familiar with). And second of all you can also describe the season without holidays haha! I mean if there is snow it will be pretty clear the book takes place in winter. Or if the character is wearing shorts, the book is probably taking place in summer etc.
Can a book still be ‘seasonal’ even if it takes place in multiple seasons?
Mm hard one, on the one side I would say no. But then to me adult high fantasies feel like wintery books, even though they sometimes take place over certain years.
So yes I do think books can be seasonal even though they take place over multiple seasons.
What are some examples of books you think are strongly rooted in a certain seasons for you?
As I already said before I do not read seasonally, I will just read whatever I want whenever I want. But there are still books that give vibes for certain seasons, even if I won’t necessarily read them in that season haha.
For me Harry Potter really feels like a fall/winter series, even though it takes place during a whole school year.
Anne of Green Gables really feels like a fall book, another one that definitely takes places during multiple seasons. Maybe because one of my favourite scenes is ‘I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers’.
I feel like most of my Sanderson books, The name of the wind, the eye of the world are perfect for a cold winter day. With a blanket, a fire place, and hot chocolate!
Spellbook of the Lost and Found and The Raven Boys give me Spring vibes!
I came up with these while staring at my bookshelves, and as you can see there are no books for summer.. That is because there are no fluffy romances on my shelves ahhaa! But to come up with a series I would say To all the boys I loved before, that would probably be fun in summer!