Most people associate spring with the parks, nature, and long walks. Well, they’re not wrong. Some books are really worth to be taken with you and read sitting on the grass. This is a list of the books and authors that surely would make a great, fun read for you this spring and make you think about summer vacations.
“Beach Town” by Mary Kay Andrews
I’m a big fan of Mary Kay Andrews. I’ve read a majority of her books and love the way she writes about women. They’re feisty girls who inevitably find catastrophe, but always seem to conquer the world and come out on top! Her stories are total escapism for me to a world where a girl like me can deal with problems even greater than my own.
“Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes
I read this book last year after seeing it was on the list of the best books. This was such an interesting story about a girl Louisa, who just started living her life when she came to work for Will. He was a man who took life by the horns until he was paralyzed. I can’t even tell you any more about it, because it is such an exciting story and I don’t want to ruin this book for you.
This is definitely a must read book. There is also the movie adaptation starring the fabulous Emilia Clark (known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones) and the handsome Sam Claflin (known for his role as Finnick Odair from the Hunger Games movies). I’ve also read one other book by Jojo Moyes, One Plus One: A Novel, which I also loved. Many of her novels are on my To-Read list and, I hope, will appear in your one.
“Fangirl” by Rainbow Rowell
This is one of the novels that fall more into the Young Adult category. In Fangirl, you meet Cath, who is a college girl that is a fan of a fictional series of pseudo Harry Potter/Twilight YA novels and writes her own fanfiction for it. I think that anyone with a passion for reading and writing will identify with Cath.
“Duma Key” by Stephen King
If you are looking for a little more of a thriller this spring, I highly recommend this novel. This is one of my favorite Stephen King novels and one of the first ones that I had read. I recommend this book because it wasn’t quite like the other books that are more synonymous with the King of Horror, like “The Shining” or “It”.
This a story about a man who becomes injured and pushes away his loved ones and comes to a remote island off the coast of Florida. But, the house and the island he lives on has a frightening history that he comes to learn about and understand.
After reading this, I went on to read those other novels that were not just scary stories. I’ve discovered that Stephen King is a truly masterful storyteller with complex characters and plots that make you sleep with a nightlight from time to time.
“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon
If you’re looking for a new series to read and you have not read Outlander yet, well you have found it my friend! It’s a story of Claire, an accidental time traveler who finds herself in 18th Century Scotland. These novels are rich, romantic, intriguing, and thrilling. They are pretty hefty books. Regardless if you read the books, you should check out these series.
hope you’ll be carrying one of these to the park or where ever your spring adventures may take you! If you’re also a fan of paper books I advise you to check out how to save money on buying books. And if you want to share your favorite reads leave us a comment!