Top Ten Tuesday: Kinds of Summer Readers

Happy Tuesday! Since the bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish are taking a little break from providing TTT topics this summer, I’ve decided to create a few of my own. This week I’ll be talking about Ten Kinds of Summer Readers. (You know who you are…)

This reader has just a single summer reading goal: CONQUER THAT TBR. Absolutely nothing will stop this bibliophile from checking every last book off of her list by the time autumn comes around.

TBR lists, reading goals, and an aesthetically pleasing agenda book are must-haves for this meticulous bookworm. The Planner knows what she’ll read, when she’ll read it, and what flavor of ice cream she’ll be eating while doing so.

This reader spends the summer doing two things: reading books and talking about reading books. Whether it be recommending books to others, ranting about a recent disappointing read, or gushing about a new favorite, one thing is certain: you never have to worry about having nothing to talk about when this one is around!

This reader simply goes with the flow. They’re so easy-going and spontaneous that “TBR” isn’t even in their vocabulary. They read whatever and whenever suits their fancy without giving a second thought to numbers, page counts, genres, read-a-thons, reading challenges, recent releases, or the latest hyped books.

School might be out for most people, but not this ambitious reader! Whether or not classes are actually in session, this reader is determined to educate themselves by reading a meticulously chosen selection of books.

If you’re looking for this reader, the only places you need to check are ones within a few feet of water. This reader can always be found reading by the ocean, lake, or pool with some snazzy shades and a bottle of sunscreen nearby.

Though this reader is always on the go, she never forgets to bring a book along. You never know when you’ll have time to read while waiting for an appointment, on your lunch break, or even while standing in line at the store (not really, but how funny would that be?).

We’ve all been there: you’re reading in bed, nose-deep in a completely engrossing page-turner, when suddenly you see something outside of your bedroom window… is that DAWN?!?! This reader is perpetually staying up past her bedtime!

This bookworm isn’t just hungry for literature– she always has a snack nearby to crunch, slurp, or lick. Crumbs in the spine? Smears on the pages? That’s simply the price to pay for deliciousness!

This reader keeps up with all the most recent releases and latest bookish treads– and even sets some of her own! You can always rely on her to have the most up-to-date reading recommendations up her sleeve.

What kind of summer reader are you? (If you’re curious, I’m definitely a Planner and a Student at Heart.) Let me know in the comments section below!



48 Replies to “Top Ten Tuesday: Kinds of Summer Readers”

  1. This is so accurate! I’m definitely the busy bee at the moment, trying to do everything I need to do in the day as well as getting to read a book, but I am still determined to get plenty of reading done before uni starts again!

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    1. Oooh that’s such a good idea! I have an hour commute to work every day so I should definitely starting listening to audio books, too. I’m just afraid I’ll get distracted! 🙂

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  2. This is such a cute post, Holly! I think I’d definitely qualify as the Summer Socialite and the Relaxed Reader, to my surprise! This summer I’ve been just reading what I please, with only two restrictions: only reading books on my shelves, and tackling all those backlist ARCs. I’ve actually been reading SOOO much more than when I keep a TBR schedule, so I’m happy! 🙂

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  3. Ah, I love this list! I feel like there’s something everyone can relate to on here. I’m definitely a mix of TBR Tackler and Mermaid, personally. With a little Busy Bee thrown in. And I do tend to read in line at the store, thanks to my kindle app 😉

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  4. Oh I love this post so much, Holly! I don’t know which one I am, I’d like to think I’m the relaxed reader because I pick up whatever I’m in the mood for, but…well, I let myself be influenced by the hype and everything as well ahah, I can’t help it 😛

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    1. OMG that’s such a great busy bee story!! 😀 I literally bring a book EVERYWHERE, so I definitely can relate. You can’t waste precious reading time!


  5. I think I am a bit of all of the above 🙂 is it possible to be a busy bee and a relaxed reader at the same time? I tend to have a gazillion things on my to do list and I am always running between one thing and another (which means not sleeping enough!) at the same time, my tbr is a loose guideline rather than a rule. If I find a book that I really absolutely have to read, then it becomes #1 on my list immediately 🙂
    Love this post. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Agh, what a great post! I’m never one to stick to monthly TBRs (#moodreader), but I DID make a summer TBR (and also am failing at it). I know I’m totally a night owl — I’ve been staying a lot to read some books, specifically Illuminae. WHICH I AM DAMAGED OVER OMG.

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    1. I totally relate with you TBR struggle– I almost NEVER stick to the TBRs I make! I’ve given up making monthly ones and now only rarely make seasonal ones. I don’t even want to look back at my summer TBR because I just know I haven’t been following it *shields eyes*
      Thanks!! 🙂

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  7. I guess I would be the planner and the busy bee…but that’s mostly because I’m an adult with a full-time job on top of my blogging and such. Back when I was actually a student and had summers free for reading and enjoyment, I probably would have been the tbr tackler, the student at heart, and the night owl.

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  8. This is such a lovely post! The TBR tackler, meticulous planner and student at heart are definitely me! My main goal this summer is to read as much as possible and I’ve made reading lists as well so I can definitely say I fall under those two categories. I’m also a student as heart, even though school is out I’ve found myself reading nonfiction (theology, french grammar, physics) to learn more things that I won’t learn in my curriculum. I’m quite surprised at that as I generally don’t like reading nonfiction but hey, at least I’m learning a lot! 😀

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    1. That’s so great that you’re reading so much non-fiction! It’s such a good feeling when you get into the rhythm of reading a genre you normally wouldn’t. Summer always feels like a race for me to read as much as possible before classes start! 🙂


  9. This is such a cool post! I think I’m a combination of a TBR tackler and a relaxed reader. I have a mental list of books I want to read (plus my shelf, with all these unread books making me feel guilty), but at the same time I often decide not to read these because I’m not in the mood. I agree, I’m confusing.

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  10. I am 100% the busy bee (although I wish I was a mermaid…) I’ve been driving so much lately that I’ve finished 2 audiobooks that I never would have listened to otherwise, though, so it’s actually working out!! I’m hoping to tackle my TBR at some point during the next month, because it’s growing absurdly and I can’t handle the pressure. Awesome post!


  11. I’m definitely a mix of the Busy Bee and the Night Owl. With a toddler, the summer is busy and full of lots of fun, so a book comes along with me for those times she falls asleep in the car after a day at the beach, or decides the other kids at the playground are way more fun than me. Then the night owl part of me creeps out when the little miss is in bed after that busy day and I have the time to sit down and devour a book.


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