Can you believe summer is wrapping up this month and fall is just around the corner? Our community pools close next week which means poolside reading is also coming to a close. I’ve read some great stories this summer, but with the hints of fall in the air I can already feel myself shifting toward different type of stories. I’m a seasonal reader, meaning the weather and seasons tend to determine what type of books I’m going to read. Does anyone else do this?
In the fall I tend to want a sturdy character story, something reflective and/or introspective, or maybe something with a bit of a mystery to it. These feelings are heavily factoring into which book I choose this month.
Another factor is, of course, this month’s reading challenge! September is a busy month, so I tried to keep it simple for us. Our challenge is to read a book we already own! It can be a book we’ve already read or one we’ve been meaning to read. This won’t be difficult for me, since I have plenty of options to choose from! I’ve mentioned before that I have a book buying addiction, right? Some people have a to-be-read pile, well, I have a to-be-read shelf (ok, fine, SHELVES). If it’s a sickness, I don’t want to be cured. (Incriminating evidence below…)
Here’s my pick:
Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin
I LOVE Gretchen Rubin so I’m embarrassed to admit this book has been sitting on my shelf untouched for years. I was listening to her podcast recently and she recommended reading this particular book in September because of the idea that September is the new January. September is a month of beginnings, fresh starts and clean slates. After a summer on-the-go and spent mostly outside, plus starting a new school year, I think it’s a great time to be encouraged about our home lives.
Your Turn: What book will you read this month? Are you a book collector, like me? Does your reading change with the seasons? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.