Hey fellow book lover, how do you choose your next read? Perhaps you’re a “mood reader” and rely on your emotions to lead you along the bookshelf, or perhaps you’re an organized “list queen” and follow your TBR (to-be-read) list to a T. Or perhaps you’re a “seasonal reader” and take inspiration from the rhythms of nature and what’s happening outside your kitchen window. If the latter sounds of interest to you, lean in as I share these six spring reads…
“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live.” Annie Dillard
This is an eclectic book stack, and not strictly about the season of spring per se, yet I believe these to be perfect options for reading in this particular time of freshness, new growth, tantalizing sunshine, and hints of glorious, colorful days to come.
For every book, I’ve included my Goodreads links if you’d like to read my reviews—and you’ll see I’ve offered a tiny taste of why we can read these specifically in spring. Some are currently on sale, so I’ve also included my Amazon affiliate links in case you want to grab a copy (full disclosure here) which means I get a tiny commission while you pay the regular price for any of the books:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
This children’s classic is one of the best for spring reading with its buds of restoration, healing, and happiness sprouting from the enchanting pages!
Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Set in springtime Cannes in the 1950s, this historical fiction tantalizes the senses and will have you longing to take a trip to the south of France…
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Family secrets, an authoress, fairy tales with untold depth, the rugged beauty of Cornwall, England, and of course, a forgotten garden will give you all the springtime vibes in the historical fiction—plus I need to mention, Kate has a new novel coming out in April!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
“Nothing ever seems impossible in spring, you know.” Wise words from precocious Anne and a classic not to be missed, set on picturesque Prince Edward Island.
Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner
When a WWII fiction story has love, loss, and redemption, and begins by setting the scene in a Cotswolds cottage in the English countryside in spring… yes, please!
Chasing Vines by Beth Moore
This Christian non-fiction adventure through Italian vineyards will have you feeling the warm soil beneath your fingertips and thinking all things growth, pruning, and springtime for the soul!
And to finish, some beautiful spring encouragement from the best Book of all:
“Look around you: Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone!
Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir—and singing!
Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet strains.
Lilacs are exuberantly purple and perfumed, and cherry trees fragrant with blossoms.” Song of Solomon 2:11-13a
I hope you’re inspired, friend. Let us know if you have any spring suggestions in the comments… and happy reading!
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