Summer vacation went by so quickly, even though the days felt really slow and relaxing. I would have been happy with one more week of vacation, but it’s really nice to be back to (remote) work and see everyone in video calls.
Since this summer vacation was less about traveling and events, there was plenty time to enjoy sunshine and read outside. It’s almost September now, which means that my favorite season of autumn/winter/Christmas preparation is coming up and reading outside will change to curling up inside with a pile of books, cups of tea and mulled wine and woolen socks. I love autumn and welcome the change of season. ❤
Here are the books I read during summer staycation. Some I liked and some left me disappointed.
Even though it’s been busy before summer vacation started, there has been time to read some light fiction, of course. Sometimes it’s nice to read books that might not have the “wow effect” because they still give you the satisfaction of being entertained and finishing a story, even if just to fill some prompts of the reading challenges. 🙂
Reading experience doesn’t always have to be very deep and thought provoking. Sometimes it’s nice to just read and take your mind away from whatever stress you’re experiencing.
July and summer vacation means of course more time for reading! My to-read pile is huge, so it’s time dig in to that pile and rediscover what I’ve purchased earlier this year (and last year). 🙂 I’ve mentioned before that I don’t usually read modern day thrillers/mysteries, but somehow The Guest List made its way to my to-read pile, and it happened to be also one of the recent books to read in Reese Witherspoon’s book club. So why not?
It’s a strange thing when you consider that the dead on this island far outnumber the living, even now that some of the guests have arrived. Tomorrow will redress the balance.
I’m happy to say this was a pleasant surprise, can recommend!
Time flies when you’re on a vacation! 🙂 July was lovely but now it definitely seems like summer is showing signs of turning into early autumn. I finished a couple of books during the summer vacation and Nine Perfect Strangers was one of them.
Just don’t do anything you’re not comfortable with. That’s all I can say.”
This was the first book from Liane Moriarty I’ve read and I had quite high expectations because I absolutely loved HBO’s Big Little Lies series that’s based on Moriarty’s work.
This book was exactly what I wanted for a warm summer day: light and funny! And it was also perfect for the 24in48 readathon weekend where you kinda want something that’s quick to read so you can meet your goals. 🙂 Not that I take challenges seriously or anything…
If someone ever says you’re weird, say thank you. And then curtsy. No, don’t curtsy. That might be too weird. Bow. And tip your imaginary hat. That’ll show them.
And no, didn’t make it to 24 hours of reading with the readathon. But I did finish two books and read for roughly 13 hours during the weekend. Not bad at all!
June is done and it’s time to focus on relaxing. It’s summer holiday month in Finland! 🙂
It’s feels weird to “suddenly” be on vacation. I spent so much time stuck at home this year (with the foot injury) that I kinda wasn’t prepared to be at home again, but luckily it’s not with an injury this time! Summer vacation is always welcome, no matter what.
A week ago Midsummer celebrations kicked off summer holiday season and the weekend was really lovely. It must have been one of the warmest Midsummer weekends we’ve had in years.