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I imagine most of you guys have had this experience before: You start with a nice novel or poetry collection and about 10% in realize you'd be enjoying yourself far more if you waited until the proper season. For me it's mostly really bleak or oppressive books, which I like to read in summer, and Victorian novels, which are strictly winter fare.

Examples:
>Pale King and Remainder are strong spring books
>Jude The Obscure should be read in winter
>Sabbath's Theater and Bell Jar are for summer only

Are summer books a thing that exists or is it just in my head? Do you have any examples of your own?
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It's more of a retroactive realization for me, but yes, it's not just in your head.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man benefits greatly from being read in late Winter or early Spring.
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