- If so, do you break it down by genre, length of book, or...?
Sometimes it does. For some reason, at Christmastime, I like 'comfort reads.' I'll find a book that I love and have read a number of times to curl up with. Sometimes I'll read something that I read during previous Christmases, ghosts of happy Christmas pasts. The books I can think of off hand are Little Women, Silas Marner, and Wuthering Heights. Classic books, I guess. They all remind me of dark, cold nights and gingerbread baking.
In the fall, I like scary stories, for the Halloween season. Shirley Jackson's short stories and a book of Nova Scotian folktales called Bluenose Ghosts are a couple of favorites.
In the summer, I'm usually reading a monster book for my book club. Past books were War & Peace, The Count of Monte Cristo. I also like something fun to read on the beach.
Genre doesn't seem to matter much. For me, it's the feeling. It's the Seasonal Affective Disorder of Reading. My mood dictates what I read.