Chances are, if you’re a book lover, the summer months are a blissful blur of reading beachside, turning pages in the extra hours of sunlight, trekking to the bookstore in flip flops, and basking in limitless possibility. Why should it all go away, just because it’s winter? We’ve put together a 9-step guide to keeping the summertime magic alive!
Set the scene
It’s key not to let your beautiful book memories fade away, but to honor them. Set up a sanctuary of summer memories in your reading nook so you’ll never forget what it looked like the time you turned the last page of that paperback under a gorgeous sunset.
Strategically stack your shelves
It’s a very special kind of book that replicates the feeling of basking in sunshine: it contains 1 part abundant romance, 1 part beach-breezy feels, and 1 part bountiful heart-warming.
Then form a support group (aka a book club)
You’re not alone in this. Keep that warm feeling alive by sharing a carefully-crafted list of romantic summer reads with friends, family, and acquaintances who are equally reluctant to let the season go.
Make the sunshine permanent with the perfect playlist.
Make a playlist now with the songs that kept your spirit going this summer so that come January, you can take a trip back with one click. Oh and dance parties. Always dance parties.
Have a serious talk with your favorite bookstore/library.
Pending weather, you may be better off ordering your books to be delivered for a while. But that doesn’t mean you’re breaking up. You’ll be back come spring, and remember – absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Make sure your reading snacks channel summertime splendor.
If the best reading snacks are ones you can eat one-handed, and the most refreshing summer snack is inherently popsicles, what are you waiting for?
Make your book transportation methods an homage to summer…
As we all know, the optimal way to carry books is via tote bag. So stock up on ones that will safely preserve your tomes AND brighten your day a little.
…as well as your page-saving accessories.
So each time you pick up where you left off, you pick up a little essence of summer.
Above all, remember that this isn’t goodbye, it’s see you later.
Even though you’re going to love your fall, winter, and spring reading immensely, the glimmer of another epic summer will always be on the horizon.