BTT: Autumn

Autumn is starting (here in the US, anyway), and kids are heading back to school–does the changing season change your reading habits? Less time? More? Are you just in the mood for different kinds of books than you were over the summer?

The seasons don’t change my reading habits too much.  Yes, sometimes when it is hot I want something a little lighter – James Joyce doesn’t really lend himself to poolside reading.  Not having kids and no longer being in or teaching school, the whole back to school thing doesn’t do much either.  Well, my husband is sitting on his computer grading things and doing lesson plans, so maybe that does leave me more time for reading (although only after I make dinner and only if I neglect any cleaning).

The biggest difference is that on those lovely rainy days of autumn, all I want to do is stay home, in bed, with my books.

What about you?  Are you a seasonal reader?

10 comments to BTT: Autumn

  • My answer is a bit different.

  • I had pretty much the same reaction – the only time I change my reading habits is when I’m by the pool or ocean. And, no, James Joyce wouldn’t be my idea of a “light read,” either!

  • I think the temperature outside definitely affects my brain’s ability to concentrate. So I tend toward paperbacks in the summer and hardbacks in the fall. Something about sitting down with a hot cocoa or espresso and a meatier book.

    Happy fall!

  • I find that during the cooler/earlier dark months (when I can get the kids to sleep earlier) I have more time to read and snuggle under a nice warm blanket. As far as the type of books I read, that doesn’t change much…well I might be more likely to read a holiday themed book during the appropriate time. Some people might think Christmas in July but I just can’t read it at the poolside…LOL


  • Amy

    I change genres a bit with the seasons. I love Fall though. My favorite season, for sure!

  • I stay with my usual genres and rotate between them. The only difference is that I’d read over a hot apple cider rather than iced tea! :)

  • I agree – I tend to read heavier books in the winter. But overall, my reading habits aren’t too affected!

  • I love a good rainy day. More often than not though they come on a work day when I can’t stay home and take advantage of a perfectly good reading day. :-(

  • I am very much a seasonal reader, especially in the fall. I really crave spooky stories at this time of the year.

  • Seasonal change does nothing to alter my reading regimen other than move me from outside to inside the house or visa versa depending on the warmth or coldness outside. {-:>