With the new warm weather, and 70+ degree temperatures, I’ve been thinking about Summer Reading. Though April’s a little premature for summer, we’re going to add a Summer Reading Category to Snell Snippets. Bloggers can add their favorite summer reading picks. (Or bemoan summer reading assignments-The Odyssey
is one that I’d put in that category!)
I like mysteries in general, and particularly classic, 19th
century ones in the summer. In the past that’s included books like The Woman in White
. This summer, I’m looking forward to reading The Mysteries of Udolpho
and possibly Armadale
. I also like the kind of beach reading that you can read in a day. One of my best friends keeps up a steady diet of Trollope and Eliot throughout the summer, but I’m not that disciplined! What are your favorite summer reads?
I also think that some authors and books lend themselves particularly well to summer. F. Scott Fitzgerald springs to mind – I brought Tender is the Night
with me to the French Riviera, but I don’t think the synergy was quite what I hoped for. I’d also be interested in starting a book club, if people were interested in reading any of the same books over the summer.