Why Seasons Rock for Book-Lovers

I love seasons. To me it's a repetitive cycle of something new to look forward to every year. The same old comforts bring back new chances. Unfortunately as a Floridian I don't get the full effects of actual seasons, but I can still imagine a bit as we get minor shadows of fall and winter, even if they're not right on time with the rest of the country.

Every season has its perks and every person has their favorite. Some prefer the cool, breezy change of Fall, others the long nights and hot days of summer. There's people who love the cold and snowy landscapes for Winter, while others prefer the new blooms and beginnings of Spring. Regardless of a person's favorite season, all of them rock for readers in their own way. When you think of reading in different seasons, what do you think of?





  • Rain and summer thunderstorms make the best reading background when indoors
  • Reading at the beach
  • Summer Read-a-thons!
  • Library yearly reading program and more community themed reading events
  • Reading binges with tall glasses of iced teas, lemonades and seasonal cold drinks
  • If you're lucky enough to have a boat, ideal reading time/location pairing
  • More garage sales means more cheap book grabs
  • People out of school get to take a break from curriculum controlled reading



  • Pumpkin Spice lattes to read a book with
  • More Horror Reading because of October
  • Horror reading challenges like the long-running R.I.P. and seasonal challenges
  • Cooler, breezy nights that start earlier for book lovers who happen to be night owls = more reading time!
  • Some of the biggest book releases of the year come out in Fall before the Christmas season rolls around
  • You can still read outdoors, in some places better than any other time of the year
  • New classes for those in school means new reading lists
  • Perfect time to make the leaf crafted bookmarks
  • Bonus - 27 Jack-O'-Lanterns Inspired by your Favorite Books


  • Reading by the fireplace
  • Fuzzy blanket reading!
  • Hot cocoa as a new beverage for reading
  • Christmas themed favorite books
  • Best time to read in a cabin or lodge
  • Making mini book Christmas tree designs (if feeling crafty enough, it's cute!)
  • The chance for bookish presents/gifts because of the Christmas season
  • End of the year challenge and reading goal-wrap ups
  • Bookish awards
  • Preparing for the new year's new goals and challenges, something I look forward to all year
  • More down time/vacation time to actually read - people are out of work or school or doing more traveling during this time of year
  • More long bathtub soaks with a book - one of my favorite locations to read when it gets cold outside
  • If you're lucky enough to have a beautiful view of snow landscapes out the window to read by
  • Winter can actually be a great cozy or creepy setting depending on what you're reading


  • Perfect time to read outdoors when it's not too hot yet
  • For those who have snowstorms keeping them indoors for winter, it's a nice transition to go read outside again
  • Perfect time to read in the garden
  • Like summer, spring can be graced with rain and thunderstorms
  • Fall and Spring are usually when the biggest releases of the year arrive
  • Spring break! That week vacation that flies out of nowhere
  • Spring has been shown to increase mood and put an extra pep in the step

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