At the outset, I mused that there is no corollary to the summer read. No one ever says, “Hey! This’ll make a great winter read!”
I think this is all due to the way we set up our educational system. Because we grew up with summers off from school, those months still give us a feeling of decadence. Of hedonism. And yes, the weather is lovely and the days are long and the sprinklers and Popsicles are cold and the gardens overflow with flowers. But our association of all those things with vacations means they are even sweeter.
For me, summer is a time to re-read some of my favorite books. I’m not a big re-reader, but I generally read these books in the summer:
Gone With the Wind
The Lords of Discipline (often followed by The Prince of Tides)
Evening Class (sometimes followed by Tara Road)
To Kill a Mockingbird
This summer I’ve set myself an additional challenge – I want to re-read the Little House on the Prairie series.
Do you have any summer reading goals or favorite re-reads?