I don't know about you guys, but I seem to have reading cycles. In summer, I tend to go for lighter fare when it comes to reading. You can find me picking up chick-lit more often than not. Come fall, I start craving something a little more substantial.
October, my birth month (yay!) is usually when I pick up mysteries. I guess it's my nod to the end of the month and Halloween.
Come winter, I have a steady tradition of always reading all the Harry Potter books at some point in time during that month prior to Christmas. After Christmas, I like to read something that helps calm one down after the stresses of the season. My usual choice? Miss Austen and her lovely leading ladies.
Spring time brings with it a sense of freshness, and the novel of choice for that time is ALWAYS Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen. It's a story about a woman who gets a visit from the Virgin Mary. No, it's not a diabolical tome, or depressing, or even chick-lit. It's just the most interesting story that makes you really think about things.
This year, I plan to add Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to my pre-Christmas reading list. I think it'll be interesting, to say the least.
What about you guys out there? Do you have reading cycles? Are there special books that you always read at certain times of the year? An inquiring mind wants to know!