Changing seasons, changing reads …

I talked about this over at Magical Musings last week, but I thought I would share it here on my blog too.

It Happened One WeddingSpring officially begins on Thursday, March 20, and I know a lot of folks are ready to put the winter weather behind them. Far, far behind them.

The cold temperatures have kept a lot of folks indoors over the past few months, including yours truly, and have certainly made curling up with a good book more appealing than ever before. But I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve been reading over the past few months and how my tastes and temperament often change with the seasons.

In the fall and winter months, I find myself turning to fantasy reads, whether it’s epic fantasy, young adult fantasy, or paranormal romance. Some of my reads this winter have included The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson and the Healer series by Maria V. Snyder, to name a few. Books with worlds and magic and characters and adventures that offer an escape from the unrelenting cold temperatures. And we’ve all had our fair share of those this winter. Thank you, polar vortex.

But as spring (and then summer) rolls around, I find that I’m in the mood for lighter, more contemporary reads, especially contemporary romances. One of my many anticipated reads for the spring is It Happened One Wedding by Julie James. Books where the heroine and hero meet cute and have their ups and downs before realizing that they’re crazy about each other. Stories that are as charming and hopeful as the unfurling of the spring leaves (but without all the woes of allergy season).

So I’m looking forward to the changing seasons and the changes in my TBR pile too.

What about you guys? Do you find that your reading preferences change with the seasons? Why or why not? What are some of the books that you are looking forward to this spring?

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6 Responses to “Changing seasons, changing reads …”

  1. Veronica G says:

    Not related to this particular blog entry, I know, but Amazon has Black Widow up for pre-order and they have the cover art up too. Looks very cool.

  2. PurpleRanger says:

    My reading tastes don’t change with the seasons. I think the main thing that affects what I read is what I have checked out of the library, when it’s due, and how long I have to wait for a reserved item to show up at my branch. If something catches my attention, I pick it up, and if it does catch my interest, I’ll read it.

    By the way, I noticed that you had been reading Going Rogue by Robin Benway. What did you think of it?

    • Jennifer+Estep says:

      I haven’t finished GOING ROGUE yet, but I’m enjoying it so far. I thought the first book in the series, ALSO KNOWN AS, was a cute, fun read.

  3. Amy Braun says:

    Not really, but I’m one of those readers who has to read almost everything in order compared to how she buys it. That being said, in the next couple months the books I’ve pre-ordered go from YA supernatural action romance to urban fantasy supernatural action ass-kicking. Does that kinda count?

    • Jennifer+Estep says:

      I wish I could read in the order that I buy books. That might help my TBR pile out a bit. LOL.

      I was reading a lot of YA for a while, but now, I’m in the mood for something else. But action books are always good.

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