Booking Through Thursday: HOT


On Thursday, July 15th, Booking through Thursday asked:

Well, folks, I don’t know about where you are, but right here, it’s HOT.

So … when you think about “hot reading,” what does that make you think of? Beach reading? Steamy romances? Books that take place in hot climates? Or cold ones?

When I’m hot, I tend to read two kinds of books: those that take place at the beach, which I generally read poolside, and those that have a lot of cold or inclement weather. This summer, I’ve been devouring Elin Hilderbrand novels the way merchant account resellers collect transaction fees, but I’ve been breaking them up with other things, as well.

In fact, just yesterday, I downloaded a favorite Star Trek book to read via the Kindle app on my iPhone, not just because I was feeling nostalgic for old-school Trek, but because I knew that novel had a lot of snow and ice and cold weather in it. (The novel in question: Traitor Winds, by L.A. Graff). It was a nice virtual cooling down, and while reading it, I did feel cooler.

I’ll probably go back to Hilderbrand in the next day or two, but I have some books I was asked to review that I need to get to sooner, rather than later, and then, if I can find something, I’ll probably find a good novel or memoir that takes place on a boat.