I’m so happy that it’s finally spring! I used to be such a winter bug, enjoying the cold weather but this year, winter was just a bit much, and I’ve been loving the rays of sunshine and being able to comfortably sit and read a book without cranking on the heater before my toes are numb. With that, I’m also almost done with my reading challenge which is super exciting! So my spring tbr is very much, the next few books I’d love to get to in the next month or so (and it’s also a bit of a mini-haul as these are newer books!).
I’ve found myself enjoying book shopping a lot more as I’m buying new genres and different books to suit my mood, as majority of my physical TBR is still very much YA fantasy and I haven’t been in the mood for that in a while, so I’m taking a much needed break from it and pivoting to literary fiction, adult fiction, romance, and non-fiction.
Here are my top picks for this season for the books I hope to read and to close our my 2022 reading challenge with:
Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
I’m technically already reading this book as I started it last week but haven’t quite fully picked it back up yet because I wanted to finish a few other books I’ve been reading at the same time. Because I’ve been such a moody reader, I keep accidentally reading multiple books at a time (like up to 4 or 5) which I don’t actually like doing, so I’m keen to get into this book once I finish all my concurrent reads. I have little knowledge about this novel other than what I’ve read so far. I’ve pretty much gone into this book blind, like I did with Normal People and I hope it surprises me!
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
This book, I sought after in a bookstore after my friend, Sofia, recommended I read it because it’s dark academia, apparently humorous and just a great all-rounder type of read. Again, I really don’t know much about it but the second she said academia, I wanted to read it! I haven’t read many academia-type books, only a few that I can think of and I love the aesthetic and the vibes so I hope I love this book too!
everything I know about love by Dolly Alderton
I’ve seen multiple people on BookTube read and recommend this novel – I even had a friend tell me it was amazing one day while we were at the bookstore so I couldn’t help myself and pick it up. I’ve never read a memoir before so this will be a first but I’m intrigued to see what it’s like and why everybody is enjoying this so much? I haven’t seen a memoir do the rounds of hyped up books on BookTube since perhaps Michelle Obama’s Becoming so it should certainly be interesting.
Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
I have so far loved every book I’ve read from Christina Lauren and when I saw this for sale in the kindle store, I may have jumped the gun and bought it! I’ve heard that this is also a friends to lovers romance trope (which I adore) so I’m keen to meet these characters, get to know their stories and be swept up in the romance this Spring!
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
This was another spontaneous kindle sale I jumped on, as it was $3 or something and I previously read Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library (which was amazing) so I’m intrigued and keen to find out what this book is about. All I know about it is that it’s about a man that has been alive for centuries and he’s not allowed to fall in love, and that this is becoming a movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch, so…what is there not to like from this information? I for one, was a huge fan of a TV show called Forever that centred on a medical examiner that couldn’t die, as well as the amazing movie called The Age of Adaline where the main character has stopped ageing for decades, and I find this concept really interesting! I can’t wait to read this one.
The Great Gatsby by J. Scott Fitzgerald
I don’t know why but recently, I’ve really been wanting to get back into classics! I haven’t read classics since I was in primary school so I basically don’t remember any at all, and would love to add this genre to my repertoire of books. I watched a bunch of videos that listed classics that are great for beginners and The Great Gatsby was one that often came up and it’s free on kindle (thank you Project Gutenberg) so I’m interested to see if I like it, and I might watch the movie afterwards too!
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V.E. Schwab
Last but not least, this book has been on my TBR for what feels like forever but I only just bought myself a copy of it in the last couple of weeks! I was super picky about which edition I wanted because I don’t collect books anymore and I really wanted to make sure that this copy matched my other V.E. adult hardcovers. One of my lovely friends that works at a bookstore, had these specially ordered and I had to pick one up. I’m so happy they match and I’m so happy to finally read this soon! Everyone seems to have really enjoyed this one and it also has the concept of a main character that doesn’t die, but in this novel, I think that nobody remembers her after making this deal with the devil? Super mysterious, a dash of Schwab fantasy to end the season. I’m excited.
And those are the books on my immediate Spring TBR that I’m looking forward to read over the next few months! Have you got any specific books you really want or like to read in Spring?
Until next time,