On Reading In Spring

Hello friends! In the interest of full disclosure, I do love Spring. However it isn’t my favorite season – that title goes to Autumn. But Spring is my second favorite! Where I live in California, it still isn’t scorching hot yet during these months, but it’s finally starting to get warmer and the rain lets up a bit. And the hills are the loveliest green at this time. This year in particular I can finally take my daughter out for walks and picnics and more, and I am so looking forward to it! The only thing is that Spring is obviously no good on allergies -and we had a lot of rain here this year so I’m anticipating allergy season to be the worst this time around!

I love doing posts and book tags specific to each season. So it felt just right for this time – given that Spring is upon us – to talk about my reading plans for this season, my Springtime bookish preferences, and more! I saw an “I Love Spring” book tag on Destiny @ Howling Library’s blog here. But about half of the questions were about book covers, which I don’t really want to use this post for. So I decided to turn the tag into more of a discussion!

New Books I’m Looking Forward to This Spring:

  • The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James by Ashley Herring Blake. My favorite author, yay! And it comes out in a week!
  • The Scandal of the Century by Gabriel García Márquez. Because holy shit a new nonfic from this glorious writer.
  • Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan. This comes out April 2, and I already have an e-arc of it from NetGalley! I can’t wait to get my hands on this one. All I know about it is that it’s a fantasy with a strong female character and some mythological themes. Right up my alley!
  • Sabrina and Corina by Kali Fajardo–Anstine. A historical fiction novel set in the American West featuring Latina characters, this book is high on my list because I have been making an effort to read more latinx books and/or books by latinx authors.
  • The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen. JUNE 2 CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH, HOLY SHIT. The queen of YA has another book coming out. The book gods are good.

Reading Plans For This Spring

Well I have my March TBR planned out, which I already posted about here. From that TBR I’m specifically looking forward “On Chesil Beach” by Ian McEwan. Some others I would for sure like to get to in the Spring include the entire Dark Artifices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, my annual re-read of Ari & Dante, The Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I am so happy I can finally read The Dark Artifices! I have all 3 books in my possession, and the trilogy is complete so I don’t have to anxiously wait a year and die of feels before the next book is out. Swell planning on my part, really. Also Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor was beautiful and destroyed me, so can’t wait for Muse of Nightmares. I’ll probably listen to that one on audiobook, as the narrator is perfect.

If I get to all of those, then I’ll hit up: There There by Tommy Orange, On The Come Up by Angie Thomas, The Silence of Girls by Pat Barker, and Beartown by Fredrik Backman. I honestly and truly anticipate all of these books to be 5-star reads.

My Favorite Spring Reads

I always read Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe in March every year, so that’s become a favorite. Other than that, I don’t do much re-reading at all so I don’t necessarily have any favorite books for Spring. But my favorite genre to read in the Spring is definitely any contemporary or romances!

Book Covers That Make Me Think of Spring

Alright, I’ll bite. Here are some books that give me that Spring-time aesthetic.

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