ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

Book Lists For "Seasonal" Readers

Updated on January 12, 2013

Let Reading Take You Away!

I have quite a few articles (or lenses) on Squidoo with reading "lists". More than one is about "Summer Reading".

Do people just read in the summer? I doubt it.

We read for many reasons and for many seasons.

Stick around and find out more reasons and seasons to read.

[Photo credit: wallyir from]

[Photobucket Image by mjdonovan02]

I tend to like to read books that are set in the place I am visiting.

For example, I found John D. MacDonald and his Travis McGee series when vacationing on Sanibel Island, FL.

Randy Wayne White is another Florida author similar to MacDonald. You can find a few of their books in the Amazon list below. Yes, I picked the books out for your reading list!

Summertime Beachy Books I Highly Recommend:

I have read all of these novels. Yes, they are mysteries--my favorite genre. These books are also set in my favorite beachy places: Florida and Martha's Vineyard.

(comments in the blue boxes below are mine)

The Deep Blue Good-by
The Deep Blue Good-by

The first in the Travis McGee Series. Start here and keep reading these books with colors in the title.

The Man Who Invented Florida: A Doc Ford Novel (Doc Ford Novels)
The Man Who Invented Florida: A Doc Ford Novel (Doc Ford Novels)

Doc Ford is kind of like Jack Reacher. He did some spy stuff in his past and cannot seem to get away from it.

A Beautiful Place to Die (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Avon Books))
A Beautiful Place to Die (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries (Avon Books))

Begin with this book and try to read this series in order.


Do you pay attention to the "Summer Reading" lists?

When all the media (NPR, Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning) come out with their Summer Reading lists, do you pay attention?

Do you pay attention to "reading lists" you see in the media?

[Image by lgnwar on Photobucket]

Here are books I have read because they remind me of Colorado, skiing, fly-fishing, and the wonderful out-door west.

Each author has been successful, for me, in capturing the beauty of the setting for their books. I can just see myself there!

(comments in italics about the books are from; bold comments are mine)

A "Casual Book" List - Books for escape in a casual way--no thinking involved.

A blog entry by a librarian recuperating from surgery!

Any book on MY casual list would need to be small in size (think "paperback") and large-ish print.

Click on the link below to find out about this "Casual Reading List".

[Image by doorstop on Photobucket]

Books I like for rainy days. I tend to choose English mysteries. Is this cliche?

(comments are from

Give me your theme ideas. Or you can put a link to your lens or web page about reading lists.

So What Kind of List Would You Create?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Mickie Gee profile image

      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Great idea. I now have a Cozy Mystery page here on Squidoo.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 7 years ago from Central Florida

      How about Cozy Reads for a Winter Evening.

    • BarbRad profile image

      Barbara Radisavljevic 8 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I read mostly nonfiction these days to learn more about my interests.

    • WhiteOak50 profile image

      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      Nice lens. Especially helpful for people who do read books from book list.

    • profile image

      Heath_Daniels 8 years ago

      Nice lens! This is a great list of books to check out. I'd love for you to drop by my lens on the novelThree Kisses and say hello.

    • Mickie Gee profile image

      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      A great link for the lovers of the mystery genre.

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image

      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love to come across new ideas for books to read. I'm a fast reader and I LOVE reading so I'm always adding to my reading list. I have over 40 on my list for the summer. I'll get through most of them...

      Thanks for sharing


    • karen550 lm profile image

      karen550 lm 8 years ago

      Great lens. Great reading ideas. I must say that I read because I enjoy it, but couldn't vote because you didn't have it on the list. Also, I read to learn, BUT I never seem to have enough time to read as much as I would like too. Thanks so much for sharing your great lens.