What Time Of Year Do You Read More Books?

June 25, 2016 Discussions 12

I read all year round, as I’m sure we all do. But I tend to read a lot more during the fall and winter. Partly because summer is the busy time at my work. So I don’t get to read during work nearly as much as in the off season.

And also partly because it’s cozy to snuggle up in my chair with a blanket and rock while reading in the winter. My cat snuggles in with me and is less of a book nuisance in the winter as well. When it’s cold, she is focused on cuddling and sleeping instead of book stealing.

Even though fall and winter have less daylight hours, I still find myself reading a LOT more. On average, I can go through 4-5 books a week during that time. While in the summer I’m lucky to finish 2-3. Some weeks, I only get to read one book start to finish. And part of that is because I notice my scheduled posts are dwindling rapidly! So I spend most of one of my days off doing nothing but reading to try and catch up a bit.

But summer is also the time when I seem to get a lot of books for review. And it also never fails that all my library holds come in at once. My TBR wants to run away from me screaming in the summer (and isn’t that an amusing mental image?!) I’ve had to turn down more publisher requests this month, than I have in the previous 5 months combined. All due to books coming out for summer, and me having no extra time! It’ll all settle down again in August when everyone goes back to school, but time seems to both drag and fly by until that happens.


So what about you? What season do you read the most during? Do you read the same amount steadily all year? Do you binge on books in a particular month? Have you paid attention, or does it not matter as long as you’re reading?

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12 Responses to “What Time Of Year Do You Read More Books?”

  1. Jess @ POB!

    We’re the opposite–I read the most during the summer! During fall, winter, and spring I am in school. It’s even worse in beginning of December and early June because those are my finals are TRULY grind time. As for review requests, mine are actually quite consistent throughout the year. However, when I say consistent, I mean I get A LOT. And sometimes it’s so overwhelming. Genuinely, next year I hope I won’t read any review books during the summer and I can dedicate all my time to backlist.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I had a feeling most people would be the opposite of me, as far as reading seasons! *laughs*

      Other than the publisher mailing lists I’m on (so the books they send me without me requesting them specifically), I don’t usually get a lot of review requests. Part of this is because I state I don’t accept indie author requests I’m sure. I used to, but so many were badly put together I’d rather pick them up on my own and do no pressure reviews!

      I’ve been getting more publisher requests lately though, so can only guess I’ve gotten on more lists somewhere/somehow. Usually I get 1-2 requests a month or so. But in June I’ve had 7-8! It’s always fun to get them, but I’m happy I’m not a ‘bigger blogger’ since summer is too busy for me at work. I can’t even imagine how you keep up with all of yours!

  2. Laura

    I always seem to read more in the winter too, which I think is because I’m inside more than in the summer. I have a couple of weeks off work though now, so I’m hoping to get plenty of summer reading done! 🙂
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    • SilvaraWilde

      Good luck getting your reading done! I’ve noticed that the more time off I have, the more likely I am to go “I still have x-days until I have to go back to work. Plenty of time to read. So today I shall crochet/play LOTRO/watch DVD’s/clean & do laundry/something else that isn’t reading….” And then suddenly I realize I’ve only got one or two days left before I am back at work, and I’ve barely opened a book! I’m a horrible procrastinator. *nods*

      I’m inside almost as much during the summer as in the winter. I blame it on being a homebody, but also on ending up with fair Irish skin. I’m only 1/4th or so Irish, but as a kid I could literally get sunburned through a t-shirt. Horrible lobster red burns that lasted for ages. So summer and I have never really been friends… *laughs*

    • SilvaraWilde

      Was pretty sure 90% or more of you would be my opposite! *lol* I used to read more during the summer, back before I got my current job. But I’ll trade reading less in the summer months, for being able to read at work on the clock. *nods* Even though it does mean I’m horribly behind on scheduled posts for my blog, and books that I need to read.

      I’m always amazed at how much you manage to do Nicole! Homeschooling, blogging, all your other projects and things! One of these days we need to make you a Super cape, because you’ve totally earned it many times over!

  3. Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought

    I actually read more in summer since it’s school holiday! This month only I’ve read 10 books–which is many for my standards since I usually only read 5 xD But I think it’ll change when I go to work since summer seems to be the busiest months for everyone!
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    • SilvaraWilde

      10 books just this month? Go you! That’s somewhere around my minimum for the winter months, depending on book length. And how lazy I’m feeling any given week. *grins* I think I’ve only read 5-6 books all month. Not enough hours in the day currently.

  4. Lola

    That’s interesting the amount of books you read changes per season. I never really paid attention to it, I think I mostly read the same amount every season. Some weeks I make more time to read and others less, but my work is pretty wavy not as much season bound, so I think that’s why my reading isn’t as season bound. When I have a busy week with work I read less usually. But most days I get the same amount of reading done, about 10-20 minutes for my ipad book and half an hour till an hour for my evening book.
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    • SilvaraWilde

      I live in a tourist town. So summer is pretty much the high season for us. There are a few events and festivals at different times of the year (like Mardi Gras, and Biker Rally Weekend), but most of the money we make is from Spring Break (mid-March) until the end of August/beginning of September when everyone goes back to school.

      The rest of the year it’s fairly slow, and I can read at work, so I get lots of reading done. But at the moment we’re busy so I’ve barely read anything this month it feels like!

      Only an hour or so of reading a day? I don’t think I could stand to read so little. Once I get sucked into a book I want to keep reading until it’s over, or I have to put it down for some reason. Book Addict? Who, me? *lol*

  5. irena_bookdustmagic

    Now you gave me something to think about…
    I honestly can’t say that I noticed I read more dusring summer or winter.
    Maybe on summer bc here summers can be too hot and sometimes it’s even hard to do anything, even sleeping is hard soemtimes so I read when it’s too hot.
    But then again, winter is the time when all those christmassy chick lit come out, and I love those books so…
    But also winter is perfect for fantasy, and that genre often takes more time to finish a book then contemporary fiction that I like to read during summer.
    I’ll say summer is the time, but it is very close!
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    • SilvaraWilde

      *laughs* I’m the opposite. I read fantasy much more quickly than contemporary or general fiction. Probably because I don’t tend to read a lot that isn’t fantasy, sci-fi, cozy mysteries, or one of the sub-genres thereof.

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