When I think about summer I think of going to the beach, enjoying the outdoors, vacations, pools and delicious food at BBQs. My summer was spent going to the beach, boating and going on a few mini vacations which included Boston and upstate New York. I have a few “firsts” that happened to me. First time on a sailboat, first time whale watching and the first time in a cavern. It was also the first time I didn’t bring a book to read other than travel guides!
Others, however have been busy catching up on assigned summer reading. This year’s theme seems to be classic literature as many people have been asking for To Kill a Mockingbird, Great Expectations and The Grapes of Wrath to name a few. Summer reading is a rite of passage, and believe it or not some of these classics are actually good! Great Expectations by Charles Dickens has the most memorable characters in literature and if you have not read it I suggest you start there. You can also check out this list.
What time of the year do you read most? For me when the temperatures start to drop I’m sure I will pick up a few books along the way. Nevertheless, if you follow me on GoodReads a book or two will appear on my list even in the summer months.