Happy spring, friends! It’s still a little chilly here in central Indiana, but to my great delight, the snow flurries have been replaced by spring showers, and I’ve been loving watching the flowers bloom and seeing the leaves return to the trees. I mentioned in January that I really wanted to get back into reading for enjoyment, and I’m hoping this book list will help me do just that, while also serving as inspiration for your own spring reads. I’ve already started one of the books on this list, and it is so good so far!
SPRING READING LIST 2023
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
My Junior League book club chose ‘Golden Girl‘ for the month of May, and I’m really looking forward to reading it! Elin Hilderbrand is a new-to-me author, but her nickname “the queen of beach reads” has me thinking this won’t be my last time reading her work. This story follows Vivian Howe, an author and mother who is killed in a hit-and-run on Nantucket and ascends to the Beyond. With a secret to hide, an investigation in progress, and three children in trouble, she is given three “nudges” to effect the outcome on Earth and has to decide how to use them.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah j. Mass
I’ve seen this book everywhere, and I really want to know what all the hype is about! I can’t remember the last time I read a fantasy novel, but the synopsis from GoodReads has me sold. The book follows Feyre, a nineteen-year-old huntress. When she kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Throughout the book, she discovers an untold history of the faeries, a fiery passion for her captor, and an ancient, wicked shadow that has to be stopped.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
This book has been on my reading list for a while now, and I’ve put off watching the movie until I finish it. According to GoodReads, Delia Owens “juxtaposes an exquisite ode to the natural world against a profound coming of age story and haunting mystery” in Where the Crawdads Sing. With the main character raising herself in the marshes of North Carolina, I think this is bound to be an interesting read.
American Royals by Katharine McGee
I’ve already started reading American Royals, and it is such a fascinating concept! The entire book is based on the rewriting of history, with George Washington saying yes to being America’s first king rather than advocating for a democratic republic. This first novel in the trilogy is set in the present day and features forbidden love, high-profile relationship drama, and the harsh realities of being next in line for the throne.
Unexpecting by Rachel Lewis
This book was sent to me by a Catholic ministry for bereaved mothers after my recent miscarriage, and I’m hoping it will help bring me some solace during my grieving process. The author, Rachel Lewis, is the friend you never hoped to need, walking readers through the unique grief of baby loss.
Keep reading. It’s one of the most marvelous adventures that anyone can have.Lloyd Alexander
What books are on your spring reading list? I’d love to hear about them or any other books you and recommend!
Love from Indiana,