Since we’re at the height of allergy season, there’s no better time to stay indoors and read a good book!
If you’re a nonsensical mood reader most of the time like me, then seasonal reading recs aren’t the most helpful. BUT if you’re in the mood for something light, new, and refreshing, then hey, spring book recommendations might just be the perfect fit for you*! So let’s do this!
*i sound like one of those medicine commercial people. next thing you know i’ll be saying “side effects may include: loving flowers, pressing flowers, becoming a flower…”
let’s start with some new releases!
Once Upon A K-Prom isn’t technically out yet, but it will be next week! And believe me, it’s the perfect spring read. I mean, it features a prom! And Kpop boys! And friends to lovers romance! And all the bright, happy, senior springtime things.
A Magic Steeped in Poison is colorful, full of tea and delicious food, with a courtly competition to boot. The cover reminds me of springtime, and the story is all about finding new beginnings (and answers). After all, what a magical tea competition in a court full of political intrigue just screams refreshing right?
Speaking of new beginnings, Flirting With Fate is such a good debut. It has romance and dynamics with a supernatural twist! I love this story very much and I think that it is just the right blend of emotional, romantic, and funny to win over the hearts of everyone this season. Basically, this story follows a girl who has to befriend a guy who ends up getting the “blessing” her grandmother was supposed to pass on to her the night she died.
and now, for a couple of older reads!
The Raven Boys has one of the best opening lines ever written. It also has one of the most nonsensical plots I’ve ever read. And you know what? This insane ride that the Gangsey goes on is perfect as a spring read because it features so much greenery. You know it’s springtime when the trees start speaking Latin am I right?
For all my mystery fans, A Study in Charlotte is a great spring read! It takes place in a boarding school but it’s not too dark and is a very fun retelling of a famous Sherlock Holmes story. The sequels are also great picks for spring!
So that’s it! Spring is the most difficult season to recommend books for. Winter is full of dark, complex books, summer has breezy romances and page-turning mysteries, and fall has all the spooky, atmospheric novels. Spring is just kinda…there. So I tried to choose lighter (yet still entertaining) books this time! Tell me: do you agree with these picks? What’s a book you’d recommend for spring?