I know most people love summer because it usually means no school, no homework, trips abroad, ice-cream etc. etc. but I hate summer. Okay, maybe ‘hate’ is a strong word but I something-adjacent-to-hate summer. (Better?) And whenever I say this, people are shocked. They often assume it’s because I’m a winter-baby… which I’m not. I was born in the middle of May. (That reminds me, it’s my 21st birthday soon!) So, I thought I’d make a list of 10 Reasons Why Summer Sucks BOOK NERD EDITION. Essentially, this is a list of why reading during the summer sucks.
1. Bugs and insects
Of course, this is number one on the list. The number one perk of summer is reading outside, right? WRONG. Bugs and insects are everywhere. Even when they’re not there, I can feel them crawling all over me.
2. Hay fever
Itchy eyes, runny nose, pollen everywhere. Need I say more?
3. Sticky fingers
Okay imagine this: you’re sitting outside, lounging on a deck chair or a blanket, ignoring the insects feasting on your flesh and the itchy eyes because you have your favourite ice cream/lolly in your hand to cool you down. And then you go to turn the page of your favourite summer read and- whoops, your finger is stuck on the page now. Forever. Your only options are to risk tearing the page or say goodbye to your finger.
Kids laughing and playing. Families barbecuing. Sounds of birds chirping. It’s disgusting.
Keep those water guns away from me and my hair and my BOOKS, goddamnit.
6. The heat
Sticky, sweaty, can’t concentrate on my book because I am dehydrating over here. Not to mention sticking to everything I touch. And then I get up and, oh what’s that? A layer of my skin left behind on the overheated chair. Amazing.
7. Topless dudes
Don’t even have the words.
8. Can’t read in my favourite spot…
…my BED. Because, again, it’s too damn hot.
9. That big ball of death in the sky
How can I read when the sun is on a mission to BLIND ME!?
10. Did I mention the CREEPY CRAWLIES?!
How did they manage to get into MY ROOM? THE WINDOW WAS CLOSED.
So, yeah. Summer sucks and should be cancelled. Keep your heat and bugs and bring back the crunchy leaves and candles and hot chocolate with marshmallows. The only redeeming quality of summer is all the extra reading time to catch up on new releases.
Enjoy your summer reading, I know I wont!
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