Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why I Love Wednesdays... Favorite Summer Read

Reflections of a Bookaholic

I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Favorite Summer Read

Why I Love...Your Favorite Summer Read!!

Unfortunately I don't have any summer reads (which explains this week's topic), but I do love a great one.  I love how summer reads make me feel like I've taken a grand vacation even though I haven't left home.  If it's rainy outside, I can escape somewhere with a little sun.  There is just something about a great summer read that makes me feel so relaxed and I seem to read them faster.  So I'm definitely dying to catch up on some great ones!!

Soooo... tell me your favorite summer read of this wonderful summer.  Leave a comment or throw up a quick post.  If you've already left a review this summer, go ahead and link up in the linky.





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17 comments:

  1. It is nice to read of exotic locales during the summer isn't it? Winter reads should take you home. Summer reads should take you out.

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    1. JuJu: What a lovely way to think. I don't have a summer read just now. I keep hoping I'm going to come across one that steals my heart away.

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    2. I LOVE this analysis, Juju! It's so completely true - summer is for adventure, while I prefer cozy reads for winter. I'm gonna quote you on this, ok? :)

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    3. Juju, you always say it best! I hadn't really thought about it like that.

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  2. I like fluffy books in summer!!
    Or sarah dessen's books - they aren't fluffy but she has many of them that happen in summertime :D

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    1. I was about to leave the same comment ! I also like to read contemporary during the summer because they aren't overly technical and can be easy reads.

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    2. I read more contemporary books during the summer as well but I never really thought about why. Definitely love fluffy in the summer. So much better with the heat!

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  3. oh man there have been so many good ones that I have read this summer. Divergent and Insurgent were great.
    One of my others was Okay for Now. I am actually doing a giveaway on this book too.
    Enter here http://inthekitchenandonthecouch.blogspot.com/2012/08/50-followers-giveaway.html

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    1. I read Divergent last year and haven't gotten around to Insurgent yet. I took at look at your giveaway and added Okay for Now onto my list. Thanks!

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  4. Have fun catching up on your reading. Books on a lazy summer day are so much fun. A nice romance, a humorous read! Books combined with the weather just makes me feel good.

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  5. Summertime reading is the best! Sadly, I don't think I have one solid, go-to pick for Summer 2012. Several that I enjoyed, but nothing that I'd be willing to offer to you as one of this summer's best reads.

    That said, I LOVE Juju's explanation of what a good summertime read is - a book that takes you away. I've always loved reading the big exotic epics over the summer - Uris, Michener, Follett, etc. I'm gonna have to think about this and get back to you...meantime, I hope you're celebrating!!! :)

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    1. Wow! Everyone is saying the same thing! Where are the summer reads?!

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  6. I can't think offhand what my favorite summer read might have been but I do enjoy Elin Hilderbrand every summer. I just finished listening to A Discovery of Witches and Gone Girl and they were both excellent.

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    1. Elin Hlderbrand... it doesn't ring a bell. I'm going to have to go take a look. And I'll go look for the audios at my elibrary. Thanks!

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  7. I love summer reading in general! Yeah I do tend to read more beach theme books. I think so far my fav of the summer would have to be - Rainshadow Road by Lisa Kleypas. It was excellent!

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    1. I love Lisa Kleypas! I'm going to go see if I can find it.

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