Spring is the season of renewal, regrowth, rebirth. I don’t know about you, but at least for me, when I think about spring, I think of happy things, cheerful colors, pleasant thoughts, peaceful lively days.
With these series of posts, I will weekly share with you things I think will get you into the Spring-ish mood.
Today we’ll focus on one of my favorite things to do: Reading. It is the perfect activity for Spring. Either if you are lucky enough to travel abroad or if you stay at home, Spring is the perfect time to start or catch up on your reading lists.
I’ve rounded up 10 books from my book shelf, whose covers remind me of Spring, that I know will help you get away from it all and keep you entertained during this colorful and relaxing season. So without further ado here are:
- Outlander by Diana Gabaldon: By now everyone pretty much knows about this story thanks to the wondeful TV Series on STARZ. I know the cover is the least spring-ish of them all, but the story takes place in wonderful settings in Scottland meadows. Definitely a story that makes you travel back in time and takes you away to that magical far away place. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell: I enjoyed this one a lot. It is a powerful story about a family that could be yours or mine. You will definitely think of your family and reconsider your relationship with them when you read this book. There are no perfect families. This book teaches you that, in case you were still dreaming about perfection. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim: This was an unputdownable book for me. It tells the story bout the endearing unbreakable bond between two women: Mattie and Elizabeth. A bond made of love and out of the fact that they both were victims of slavery despite of their differences in social status. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- The Art of Arranging Flowers by Lynne Branard: A book that gladly surprised me. From the beautiful pink flower filled cover, I thought it was going to be a typical light romance novel, but the story had much more depth than what the cover makes it look like. It is a story about love, but not only romantic love. A story about how people can bond under different circumstances. A story about forgiveness. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- The Help by Kathryn Stocket: What can I say about this book that hasn’t been said? Like I said when I reviewed this book, it is a book of how when women unite for a good cause, they can do powerful things. A book that teaches you that kindness has no boundaries. A story about forgiveness. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- The First Rule of Swimming by Angel Courtney Brkic: Isn’t this a pretty spring-ish looking cover? I read this book because of the cover. But don’t let the flowers fool you. I enjoyed reading this book because it opened my mind into new territories. I knew nothing about Croatia, its people, religion and their customs. This a compelling story about a family that emigrates from Croatia. A story that teaches you that no problem, betrayal, difference of opinion, envy, distress, or distance can break family bonds. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver: I recommend you to get the audiobook of this one. I don’t think it’s one of those literary poetic quotable stories of all time, but the audiobook is great listening experience. It is narrated by Sarah Drew (April from Grey’s Anatomy). She’s the perfect voice for Lena. She does a fantastic job narrating this story about a girl and her quest to fight against those who deny her from falling in love. If you like to daydream or dream about love, this book will be your perfect companion for those long drives on the road or before going to bed during Spring. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- Forgotten by Catherine Mckenzie: This one is a light, entertaining story, about a woman who is trying to reconstruct her life, after she lost everything she had. Emma is a lawyer that has her life and dreams all planned out, but after the death of her mother, she has the chance to choose to go back to her old life or take a totally different path. A fast paced story with edgy dialogues. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King: This story is not elemental my dear
Watsonreaders. This one is a good story with which you travel to Japan and England in the company of none other than Sherlock Holmes and Mary Russell. Don’t let the flowery cover fool you, this one has enough thrills and mysteries and facts about Japan to keep you reading. Homes and Russell are ninjas. After reading this book you’ll know what I mean. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
- Fifty Million Reasons by Heather Wardell: This one is about a very generous woman named Angela and her journey to discover the truth about the people in her life. It is a fast-paced book, with relatable characters and current events that kept me entertained and interested. It’s a good book about friendships regardless the person’s age, family values, greed, generosity and love. It’s a book that makes you ponder and definitely leaves you thinking about what you would do if you won 50 million dollars. You can get it on Amazon: US, UK.
There you have it. A wide array of stories, as different as can be but entertaining and readable during Spring. Have you read any of these? Do you have SPRING-ish Books on your shelves?
If you liked this post check out the first post of the SPRING-ish Series on this link which is full of facts about the season.