In the summer I tend to get cravings for certain types of books, much like how I crave historical urban fantasy-ish novels in the winter. In the summer, I crave chick lit, mysteries, and books with happy endings. I pretty much went crazy and requested about 10 chick lit books from various book trading websites (and the library), but I’m wondering what to do about the mystery part. I’ve got some Amelia Peabody books from my campus library, and I found some interesting mysteries at the public library today (they had four whole bookcases especially set out!), got a few more titles to look up from Walmart and a local used bookstore (plus one bought book from that bookstore), and I think I’m set for the rest of the summer. Maybe. Hopefully.
I think the problem is that I’ve gotten my fill of mysteries with middle-aged moms, mysteries that star cats (seriously, cats to mysteries are like vampires to romances), and mysteries with cake or knitting or Jane Austen, and it’s getting tougher to find something that’s light-hearted but with a complex (or just clever) mystery and a protagonist who doesn’t walk around in sweatpants all day. Er.
What sort of books do you tend to gravitate towards in the summer? Are they different than the books you read during the rest of the year?
Books read this week:
146. Lion In the Valley (Amelia Peabody #4) – Elizabeth Peters [rating: 3.5/5]
147. A Waste of Makeup – Kim Gruenenfelder [rating: 3/5]
148. East Coast Rising Vol. 1 – Becky Cloonan [rating: 3.5/5]
149. I’s Vol. 1 – Masakazu Katsura [rating: 2/5]
150. Beyond Heaving Bosoms – Candy Tan & Sarah Wendell [rating: 4/5]
Books reviewed this week:
The Anybodies – N.E. Bode [rating: 4.5/5]