Spring is upon us and before you know it summer will be here too.Â Right about now people are making summer vacation plans and to-do lists.Â Gearing up to embrace the warmth and freedom that only summer can bring.Â Now is as great a time as any to put together your summer reading list.Â You do make a summer reading list, right?
If you have never created a summer reading list, this will be fun for you. Writing down the books that you would like to read is a great way to stay on task.Â If youâ€™re anything like most readers, you are always gathering book suggestions, but it can be difficult to keep track and get to all of them.Â But if you make a list for summer, when life just seems a little bit slower, youâ€™ll be surprised at how much reading youâ€™ll be able to do.
Reading fiction is like going on vacation, without going anywhere at all.Â A great novel can transport you just about anywhere. You could fall in love with a hunky model or eat your way through Italy, all within 300 pages or so. Of course it wonâ€™t always be pleasant places, maybe youâ€™ll end up in a hostage situation or on the heels of a deranged killer. A great novel will hold your attention, from cover to cover.
If non-fiction does it for you, summertime is perfect for learning something new or brushing up on something you already know.Â You can polish the real you with a little self-help, discover a hidden past of politicians and celebrities with a biography, or learn how-to do just about anything.
In addition to making your list, I suggest you carry a book with you, everywhere that you go. You can read while getting your car washed or waiting for an appointment, you never know when a reading opportunity will arise. If youâ€™re going on vacation this summer, this reading list will come in handy.Â
Ask your friends what theyâ€™re reading, peruse the internet, or go to your local bookstore for book ideas. If you have a reader, youâ€™re way ahead of the game!Â You can archive your books, so you can read one after the other. This is also a great opportunity for you to check out something from your local library, their existence depends on your support!