I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I know I just posted an update playing catch-up but I've read two more books that qualify (I'm on vacation):
A Book by a dead author
A Book that was published in June, July or August of this year.
Easter-cat showing she can pose for the camera too. She'd rather I not mention the 40 or so takes before this one where she was sticking her tongue out for the camera.
Fantasy: On the Edge - Ilona Andrews
Historical: Old Herbaceous - Reginald Arkell
Young adult: Love, Lies and Spies - Cindy Anstey
Book adapted from the big screen: Murder by Death - H.R.F. Keating
Beach, sand or sun on the cover: Cat Sitter's Nine Lives - Blaize and John Clement
Summer word in title: Aunt Dimity and the Summer King
Mystery or suspense: Deadly Desires at Honeychurch Hall
Read in a boat, tent or cabin: Hammered
A book with 400 plus pages: The Improbability of Love
Book bummer or bust: Happily Ever After
New to me author: The Semester of Our Discontent
First in a series: A Muddied Murder
Comfort read: Persuasion
Read on vacation: Marked Masters
A Book on my shelves for more than 1 year: The Readaholics and the Falcon Fiasco
A Book by a dead author: The Unadulterated Cat
A Book published in June, July or August 2016: Grace Sees Red
(In case anyone is wondering, I couldn't figure out what to draw to represent June, July or August, and MT suggested zodiac signs, so I went with the Crab for Cancer: it's June/July and it's easier to draw than a lion.)