50/50 Friday: Summertime

50/50 Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Carrie from The Butterfly Reader and Laura from Blue Eye Books.

Their Prompt: “Now what is 50/50 Friday?

Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you’ve read/worst sequel you’ve read. So that’s what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have ideas for this meme don’t be scared to let us know!”
This Week’s Question: Favorite/Least Favorite Summery Book
My Answer: I don’t read many summery books if ‘summery’ is defined as light and airy and romancy. All of those books with white women in big hats lounging in the sand or in a pool or playing tennis or gardening…just not my cup of tea. So I thought of summery as quite simply being set in the summer.
The Favorite:
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Monte Carlo holidays, roses and hydrangeas, boats, the ocean, definitely a summery read if a bit darker than the typical
The Least Favorite:
Atonement by Ian McEwan
oppressive heat, summer vacay from college, all goes to hell, another dark summer read but one that I did not even finish. I actually never got past the summer portion.

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