This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Do you like to read books with a theme such as Halloween, Christmas, etc?
I definitely d0–in theory, but I don’t think I’m all that good at actually reading themed-books at the relevant time! For example, I spent most of spring listening to the audiobooks of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Never occurred to me that maybe four books set over four summers would make sense as summer reading… 😉 Maybe next time!
I think I focus themes more when I reread books. I don’t pay all that much attention to themes/seasons when I pick a new book up, but if I read it and observe the theme, I’m more likely to reread it during the proper time of year. I read Mischief of the Mistletoe for the first time in spring (although that was because of a long hold list at the library…) but now I try to reread it near Christmas. Valente’s Fairyland series feel like very autumnal books to me (the main character is named September!) so even once they’re all out and I’m not rereading in anticipation of October release dates, I could see myself rereading them in the fall.
I tend to do better on holidays/themes with movies. I like to watch Mr. Smith Goes to Washington for the Fourth of July, I try to always watch V for Vendetta on Guy Fawkes Day, and I have several favorite Christmas movies.
Do you read many theme books? Do you have particular ones you reread in certain seasons or for certain holidays?