I’m always envious of the readers out there that can make a TBR list and actually stick to it. I don’t know how many times I have tried to make up a list of books (usually in an attempt to read the books I already own) only to find that after a couple of books I’m over it. So something I’ve been doing the past couple of years is making a list of a 3 or 4 books I really want to read over the next few months. I find I’m more apt to stick to this and actually get to reading these books but that it still gives me wiggle room to add in some other books I might like to read.
When I make up these lists I somehow always seem to add books that kind of go with the seasons. For example in the Wintertime I always seem to want to read Ethan Frome, it just seems like the perfect time to read that to me.
So here are my picks for this summer:
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
This will be a reread for me but it has been many years since I last read it. The setting of the Belgian Congo in 1959 will come alive when I read it during the sweltering summer heat and humidity we have here!
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
I loved the mini-series when I was a kid and have always wanted to read the book. The book follows a family from 1915-1969 in the Australian Outback.
How to Make An American Quilt by Whitney Otto
I’ve seen the movie many times and have always wanted to read the book and I was recently able to find it in a used bookstore for a couple of dollars. It tells the stories of a group of women who quilt together in the American South.
Do you ever read certain books at certain times of the year?