When you think about reading in the summer, you envisage somewhere in Santorini on a beach with an ice tea in hand. But you don’t need a plane ticket to find idyllic places to read this summer. What you’re looking for can be found right on your doorstep.
Even in the summer making the most out of your commute by reading is a great way to get stuck into a book. Even if it just a 15-minute bus ride that is still a chapter more you can fit in.
London, in particular, is filled with plenty of parks. or at least an outdoor green area where you can spend some time getting lost in the words on the pages you are reading. It is the perfect way to spending a Sunday evening.
If you live in the city, there are usually rooftops which have been converted to restaurants or cafes. They are a good alternative if nature is not your thing or you are not able to get to a park but still want to be outside.
Home Garden/ Backyard
Now I didn’t grow up with a garden but the place I am renting at the moment and I realised I do not make the most of out it. There is something special about having half an hour free and spending it in the garden reading.
On a bench
The office where I work has some benches nearby and while the weather is good I found it to be a safe place to gather my thoughts or spend a couple of minutes getting lost in my book.
I would love to live in a town like Brighton where I could hop to the beach and indulge in a good book. There are many cities which have a local beach just ready to welcome you. In fact, I may just have to book a train one Sunday afternoon.
All of the above can give you the illusion of being on holiday and allow to enjoy reading in some surprising locations.