How To Put Together
A Summer Reading List
Summer is a wonderful time to catch up on your reading. Spend some of that relaxing time during vacations and warm afternoons with a good book. To make sure you don't end up in a beach read rut, put together a summer reading list. Here are a few ideas on how to build a reading list to make sure you don't end up reading only books about home improvement.
Mix Things Up
When looking for books to read, it can be easy to find yourself reading a lot of titles from the same genre. Summer is a great time to get out of your literary comfort zone. Haven't read a spy novel or detective story in a while? Pick one from the best-sellers list and give it a try. Some of the best tales are true ones, but that is no reason to not indulge in a flight of fantasy.
Tackle Your Reading Backlog
Almost every book lover has a pile of books and magazines they want to read but have not gotten around to just yet. Rather than add new books to your must-read list, make this the summer that you read everything from your reading backlog that you can. If the job seems too big, here are some tips to make things more manageable.
Pick Books That Fit Into Your Schedule
While your summer schedule may be more relaxed than your normal one, the time you set aside for reading will not be endless. There are still dinners to make, football accessories to buy, and appointments to keep. Do not set yourself up for failure by trying to read books that will not fit into your day. You may want to read that impressive and huge 19th century Russian novel, but you need to be realistic about your chances to get through it. Instead, focus on discovering new poetry, short stories, and novellas. Save the more engrossing reading for any long breaks you have planned.
You ask your friends for recommendations on restaurants, movies, and television shows. Why not ask for ideas for your summer reading list? If your friends aren't book worms, check out social media sites designed specifically for readers. Goodreads, one of the most popular, boasts a community of book lovers over 5 million strong. Browse the book lists and reviews posted by other readers, join an online reading group, or check the virtual shelves for recommendations.
In summer, it is easy to take time to do a little reading. Fill your reading list
with great books, and you will enjoy every minute of it.
The Lakeside Collection has today's bestsellers and popular books at low prices, so you can to fill up your reading list for less. We also have a wide selection of beach gear and outdoor furniture so you can stay comfortable while you crack a book. No matter what your summer plans, you'll find something you need at Lakeside.