I was surprised the first time I heard that book sales dropped in the summer.
I remembered that as a kid, I'd spend long afternoons transported to other places, introduced to other ideas, all summer long through library books. Summer, to me, was prime time for reading.
As an adult, it all kind of seemed the same. Who in the world would stop reading just because it was summer?
The rationale is that people spend more time doing other things in the summer. Gardening, golf, pool, beach, hiking, whatever. Really? Enough to make that big of a difference?
So I'm asking, what are you hoping to read this summer?
Opening my Kindle (which doesn't come close to completing the books on my TBR list) I find these intriguing titles:
THE BONE POLISHER by Timothy Hallinan ( I can't believe there's a Hallinan out there I haven't read);
A few Michael Connelly's (ditto what I said about Hallinan);
THE SHOP and ICON by J Carson Black;
WHOSE HAND? by Judith Yates Borger (I enjoyed WHERE'S BILLIE? so much I can't believe I haven't read this one yet);
Something from J.D. Rhoades, who I've truly enjoyed;
And OMG… just found a Lisa Gardner in my cloud!!!
Then there's the new Alafair Burke and Zoe Sharp and oh-so-many more.
So really, what's on your list for this summer? Are you reading less?
It's all better with friends.