IT’S ALMOST HALLOWEEN!!!! I love Halloween, mostly because I love dressing up in costumes with my family. ❤ But I have to say I enjoy October in general, and I love Halloween/fall decorations, especially pumpkins. It’s just such a fun time of year!
I also always enjoy seeing lists of spooky books for spooky season. I even did one of my own, once. But the thing is, I almost never read spooky books in October. Partly because I don’t enjoy scary/spooky books, but partly because I rarely think of it.
But this isn’t the only time of year I see seasonal lists. At Christmas it’s inevitable to see lists of Christmas-themed romance novels. It’s like the Hallmark channel, but in book form. In the summer I see lists of beach reads, some of which are romance novels with middle-aged women in bikinis under an umbrella, others of which are cling-to-the-edge-of-your-seat thrillers. In early January I tend to see self-help lists, or at least books about people getting their lives together.
But, I never read in this way.
I have to assume people do, right? Otherwise, we wouldn’t make these lists. But I just can’t fathom curating my reading list based on the weather.
Don’t get me wrong, I see the appeal. It helps you get in the mood of the season! I’m also not hating on people who do read seasonally. That shows a level of organization and dedication that I just do not have. I mean, you have to PLAN AHEAD to make sure your tbr is full of spooky books before October even starts so you have time to get your hands on them all!
So how about you? Do you read seasonally? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments!