With summer upon us, many will dive into their favorite summer novels. I tend to read lots of fast paced mystery/thriller novels that don't require much thought. I like to sit and read purely for entertainment. Of course, I don't mind reading books with a deeper meaning, as long as it doesn't sacrifice on entertainment value. How about you? What is your idea of the perfect summer book?
One of my favorite series consists of seven (soon to be eight tomes) all 800+ pages. It took me about a year to get through the first six books. They were so detailed that I read them very carefully, so as not to miss anything. I've also tried reading The Game of Thrones series. Those books are huge. I must admit, though, that I lost interest after the third book.
That seems to be the problem with most series. If authors keep repeating themselves within a series, we will lose interest and find a new one.
I'm giving my Kobo reader a break. I went to the library for the first time in a year and walked out with 15 books; I can't believe how much I've missed browsing the shelves especially since it used to be my favourite place as a kid. It's not like I need the books as I've got a huge TBR pile sitting at home, but there's something about taking books out of the library in summer that I needed to do and it's rekindled my passion for reading. I haven't changed the genres or anything as I came out with some mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, urban paranormal, and two historical fiction novels. I kind of snuck the Heather Graham novels in the middle of the pile for some lighter reading, but I enjoy them.
There is something special about physically browsing through a collection of books. Nothing beats coming home with a stack of fresh books from the library or bookstore. That feeling helps me feel a bit more hopeful about the future of libraries and bookstores, especially with the stiff competition of e-readers.
I can't pass up a good thriller during the summer. If your looking for your next read, you may want to check out my blog http://e135-abookaweek.blogspot.com/.