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My Top Five Books with Sensory Reading Memories
The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell
As a child, I always used to read and reread this in the summertime, when there was no school and the days stretched on endlessly. Now I only ever want to read it in summertime and it evokes and easier, kinder time for me.
Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
The Harry Potter books were always published in June/July, which is winter in Australia. I remember reading them within the week of release, snuggled up and cosy, wanting to be at Hogwarts… mostly for the delicious sounding food from the wonderful fests… no wonder I’m a Hufflepuff, they live right next to the kitchen.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I have a very strong memory of reading Divergent at a summer party/bbq. I didn’t want to be anti-social, but the hype for this book had been sooo strong and I was super excited to read it. I read the whole book in a day, and that hardly ever happens to me.
Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
I have a very strong memory of reading this because it was springtime, just after my birthday. I had bought the box set with a gift card, after my bet friend said he’d disown me if I read them. I read them in secret. A year prior I had graduated from University, and it had burned me out. I hadn’t read anything in a year. I was working full time, so it was the first time in my whole life that I didn’t feel guilty for reading for pleasure when I could have been studying. I remember coming home from work, going straight to my room, and reading until late into the night, only stopping to get something quick to eat for dinner.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
In contrast to Twilight above, I remember very strongly reading this in summertime, when the sun took forever to set, and gave me more natural light to read by. I was with my then-boyfriend, now-husband, and he had recommended it to me, and I read it while spending time with him at his house. It’s a very strong memory.