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15 Beautiful #GoodreadswithaView Photos to Celebrate the Last Weekend of Summer

Posted by Hayley on September 19, 2015

In case you're not tracking the equinox as diligently as your Reading Challenge, we have some news for you: The last day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere) is Tuesday, September 22. So long, flip flops and beach days. Hello, crunchy leaves and pumpkin-flavored everything!

But before we welcome the fall reading season with open cable-knit sweater arms, let's enjoy our last summer weekend. Take a page from the readers below. They all shared their moments of sunny book bliss with us on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #GoodreadswithaView.

1. On a rocky beach (via @Rosalieee_x)


2. Beside a pristine lake (via @wowcsmom)


3. In a cozy hammock (via @TrotmanCarol)


4. On a grassy lawn (via @seventeenthbest)


5. Before a rolling fog bank (via @erikajayneas)


6. Above a green canyon (via Vera Nijveld)


7. On soft white sands (via @ahmedelghamril)


8. At a towering lighthouse (via Book Club)


9. Among the grasses (via @theBookClaire)


10. Near a turquoise sea (via @natalia_tju)


11. Perched on a roof (via @AnnaScarletta)


12. Peeking at a garden (via @OpheliasMuse)


13. In paradise (via @bbyclawz)


14. On a Parisian rooftop (via @stefcle)


15. At a bright place (via @karinhwangbooks)


We want to see where YOU read. Share your fall reading photos with us on Facebook and Twitter—don't forget to add the hashtag #GoodreadswithaView!

(Top image credit: Vera Nijveld)

Comments (showing 1-50 of 69) (69 new)


message 1: by Julie (new)

Julie #typo "don't focus to add the hashtag"


message 2: by dely (new)

dely Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar.


message 3: by Ashli (last edited Sep 19, 2015 10:17AM) (new)

Ashli Barrera 3rd to comment. ooooooh yeah :)


message 4: by Assala (new)

Assala Mihoubi Amazing summer reads!!


message 5: by A Miuda Geek (new)

A Miuda Geek Loved them all!


message 6: by Jaseena AL (new)

Jaseena AL dely wrote: "Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar."

It is Cinque Terre, Italy :)


message 7: by dely (new)

dely Jaseena AL wrote: "dely wrote: "Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar."

It is Cinque Terre, Italy :)"


Thanks!
So I was right, I live in Liguria and it's plenty of such colorful towns on the sea.


message 8: by Licha (new)

Licha I loved this blog. Wonderful pictures. I just wish the locations of the places had been more specific and it would have been nice to see what some of the readers were reading at that point in time and place.


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Loved any of them by water....but I do love a hammock!
Wish participation didn't require Facebook or Twitter. Some of us deliberately do not use those social media, but have some great reading photos!


message 10: by Moloch (new)

Moloch dely wrote: "Jaseena AL wrote: "dely wrote: "Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar."

It is Cinque Terre, Italy :)"

Thanks!
So I was right, I live in L..."


Looked familiar to me too! :-)


message 11: by Moloch (new)

Moloch Please tell us the locations!


Linda Abhors the New GR Design #5 is San Francisco (not too hard to figure out) and #8, the lighthouse, is the South Light on Block Island, Rhode Island, US.


message 13: by Naailah (new)

Naailah As beautiful as some of these places look, I'd be most content reading at home


Linda Abhors the New GR Design I suspect some of them are....if so, I'm particularly jealous of #3's lakeside hammock....I spent a lot of my youth reading in a hammock, on the balcony, or out on our raft, with the water rocking me. Nothing better.


message 15: by Sandeep (new)

Sandeep dely wrote: "Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar."
I might be wrong but I think it's one of the villages among the Cinque Terre..


message 16: by Amani (new)

Amani Haak Wow, beautiful photos!


message 17: by فاتن (new)

فاتن Uploaded with Imgupr


Palazzo Pitti
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Linda Abhors the New GR Design فاتن wrote: "Palazzo Pitti
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Great idea! :)


message 19: by فاتن (new)

فاتن Linda wrote: "فاتن wrote: "Palazzo Pitti
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Great idea! :)"


:d
Because I don't have an account in Facebook and Twitter


Linda Abhors the New GR Design فاتن wrote: "Linda wrote: "فاتن wrote: "Palazzo Pitti
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Great idea! :)"

:d
Because I don't have an account in Facebook and Twitter"


So many of us don't.....just 'cause we're "uncool" doesn't mean our photos are! :D


message 21: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Awesome pics! How I envy them all! (I never get to read outside.)

I liked them all but the ones with doggies are extra cute. :)


Linda Abhors the New GR Design D.G. wrote: "Awesome pics! How I envy them all! (I never get to read outside.)

I liked them all but the ones with doggies are extra cute. :)"


That's a pity, considering that the weather where you live is so warm, and it's so pretty! That you live somewhere that looks like some of these photos! :D


message 23: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Edeburn Cinque Terre, Italy


message 24: by Lily (new)

Lily Lovely pics! But what are the secrets for their eyes of those who can read in the sun?


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Actually, I see shade on most except for 1 6 and 13. And a couple of these, such as the last one, I suspect were just holding up the book and snapping the photo--that's the way the one taken at the Block Island lighthouse looks. There's nowhere to sit and read there; the person just snapped the photo and went on with their day.


message 26: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante Linda wrote: "Loved any of them by water....but I do love a hammock!
Wish participation didn't require Facebook or Twitter. Some of us deliberately do not use those social media, but have some great reading photos!"


So very true! GoodReads *is* my social media!

Besides, when I'm out enjoying the great outdoors, I'm enjoying the great outdoors.


message 27: by Dr Rashmit (new)

Dr Rashmit Mishra not a big fan of the 13th pic, there's gonna be sand on the pages now ... i hate sand on the page >:(


message 28: by Ghasemtoobaee (new)

Ghasemtoobaee i have a question:
where/what is the heaven when you need a quiet palace to read and a cup of coffee which never cold?
isnt that pics from heaven?


message 29: by Caroline (new)

Caroline They all looked fantastic.I would gladly go to any of the places in the photos to read!!My favourite would be Italy.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Wonderful,amazingplaces it shows reflection of Almighty Allah.


Shelby *trains flying monkeys* These are beautiful


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Caroline wrote: "They all looked fantastic.I would gladly go to any of the places in the photos to read!!My favourite would be Italy."

If it makes you feel better--that angle of the Cinque Terre shot is so common and appears so often, that I suspect they're on the side of the road, snapping a pic--no where to sit, read, be still and quiet!


message 33: by Laura (new)

Laura LVD Southern hemisphere here, summer is yet to come...


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Laura wrote: "Southern hemisphere here, summer is yet to come..."

yahoo! Then you can plan for these! :D
For us, it's like a dig: "say goodbye, one last weekend and you're done!"


message 35: by Fatemeh (new)

Fatemeh sherafati woW!
what a nice palce to read!
i always read at my room!
so bad!


message 36: by Imaan (new)

Imaan Iddir Anyone else spend most time on No. 12 because you could read the words?


Linda Abhors the New GR Design No, haha, but I did indeed check out what they were reading!


message 38: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Linda wrote: "Caroline wrote: "They all looked fantastic.I would gladly go to any of the places in the photos to read!!My favourite would be Italy."

If it makes you feel better--that angle of the Cinque Terre s..."


Linda wrote: "Caroline wrote: "They all looked fantastic.I would gladly go to any of the places in the photos to read!!My favourite would be Italy."

If it makes you feel better--that angle of the Cinque Terre s..."


Linda wrote: "Caroline wrote: "They all looked fantastic.I would gladly go to any of the places in the photos to read!!My favourite would be Italy."

If it makes you feel better--that angle of the Cinque Terre s..."

Thanks Linda,don't feel quite so jealous now!!


Linda Abhors the New GR Design I've never been there, but have seen that shot so many times in films and photos that I feel it's on the side of the road on the way to, a popular pull-over vista. The locals can correct me if I'm wrong!
But it certainly is beautiful!


message 40: by Caroline (new)

Caroline I would love to be there now.


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Might still be super hot there...


message 42: by dely (new)

dely Linda wrote: "Might still be super hot there..."

Yes, we still have fine weather. I'm not near the Cinque Terre but a couple of hours more westward and took this picture this morning (sorry, but I don't have facebook or twitter):




message 43: by Cassie (new)

Cassie Fischer dely wrote: "Where has the first photo been taken (the village overlooking the sea)? It looks very familiar."

It reminds me of the village in the movie "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants". One of the girls goes to Greece to visit her family.


Linda Abhors the New GR Design dely wrote: "Linda wrote: "Might still be super hot there..."

Yes, we still have fine weather. I'm not near the Cinque Terre but a couple of hours more westward and took this picture this morning (sorry, but I..."


Non-Facebook users, unite! :D

Great picture! Looks so peaceful...and you got there early, before people started showing up!


message 45: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Beautiful pictures, so relaxing to look at. I'm going to miss the summer *sniff*

And I second all the non-social-media users who want to post here. Please let us!


message 46: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 21, 2015 02:03AM) (new)

And what if somebody doesn't have any?Maybe any other idea for those, who don't use fb & twitter?


message 47: by Nidhi (new)

Nidhi Bhatt Amazing pictures! How I envy them... I would love to read at these serene places!


message 48: by Souad (new)

Souad love it all <3


message 49: by C.E. (last edited Sep 21, 2015 05:24AM) (new)

C.E. Crowder Some of these places do look perfect for reading in a relaxing environment. Others make me say "put the book down and go exploring or at least pay attention to the view!", book lover though I am. Possibly some of those are staged, lol. A fine line, maybe?


message 50: by Beth (new)

Beth Next Summer take me w/you please????? LOL


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