A Literary Bucket List for The End of Summer

Posted by Bree Crowder

As the summer officially winds down, we made a list of literary to-dos before this lazy, hazy season is but a distant memory. 

Read the thickest “To Be Read” book on your shelf.
The last days of summer is the perfect time to tackle that daunting read you’ve been putting off. Don’t let its size scare you. You can do it.

Go to an author signing.
Don’t live in a major city where authors frequently stop? Squeeze in a small road trip to a signing. Meeting your favourite author is an experience everyone should chase.

Start, or contribute to, a Little Free Library.
It’s a wonderful movement that encourages reading all over the world. Does your neighborhood have a Little Free Library? Slip a donation in. 

Visit a bookish destination.
Who doesn’t want to sit on Gus and Hazel’s bench in Amsterdam, or visit Beatrix Potter’s farm in Ambleside? Summer’s the perfect time to pack up and hit the road—or plane—for a literary adventure.

Bonus Ideas Straight From A Book:

Pop paint balloons to liven up a blank wall. 
In Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, Mia Thermopolis paints a wall with her mother by throwing darts at balloons full of different colours of paint. This is DIY at its finest.

Sneak into a yoga studio in the middle of the night for friend time. 
Have you read Ann Brashares’ The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? Remember when the four girls gather in the yoga studio where their mothers met, and vow to keep in touch for the summer through a pair of jeans? What a great way to connect. Light some candles, find an appropriate space, and enjoy the time you have together. We never know what distances might separate us.

What else is on your literary bucket list? Let us know on Twitter @quirkbooks!