Spring is finally here! Crisp sunshine, pastels, fragrant evenings, and of course a lot more reading mood. Although India doesn’t have the perfect spring, but let’s pretend and be happy!
Compiling the perfect Spring TBR today!
1. Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak
Starting the season of love a deep love story. Forty Rules of Love is a highly acclaimed Turkish novel. It tells a tale of two parallel narratives – one in present and the other in 13th century with elements of Rumi.
If you’re someone who likes historical fiction, philosophy, and Asian literature, then this would make a great book to read in spring.
2. Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts – Lucy Dillon
To cheer up the rough phase of life, a book with ‘dogs’ in the title is enough for a crazy dog lady like me. I’ve heard such good things about this one. It makes the perfect fluffy contemporary with chick lit romance and doggies! What else does a girl need in life???
3. History is all you left me – Adam Silvera
Including an Adam Silvera book because I wanted my heart to be broken in a million pieces and be happy about it. History is all you left me is the story of Griffin grieving over the death of his ex boyfriend, Theo. It is also the story of Jackson whose boyfriend Theo has just died. The pain connects Griffin and Jackson in a way that nobody realizes!
This has been on so many TBRs and I’m most excited for it. Also if you haven’t read anything by Adam Silvera, I highly recommend it. He writes own voices LGBT books that tug all the right strings of your heart.
4. Shutter Island – Dennis Lehane
Adding a little thrill to the Spring TBR! Shutter Island is set of the Massachusette’s coast in an army facility turned hospital for the criminally insane. A murdered has been let loose on the island, and there is a killer hurricane waiting to engulf the island, so clearly there is no escaping Shutter Island.
5. The Upside of Unrequited – Becky Albertalli
Have been reading a lot of LGBT books and this one got a lot of hype last year. I love Becky Albertalli’s writing style and Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda is high up on my Re-Read list.
The Upside of Unrequited is the story of 17year old Molly who knows all about unrequited love. Molly’s sister gets a new girlfriend. The girlfriend has a hot friend, Will, who seems to be the perfect crush for Molly. But wait, enter Molly’s coworker Reid who seems to be winner her heart as well!
This one has a lot of representation – LGBT, fat main character, Jewish main character, main character with 2 moms, Black side character. So if you’re looking for something heartwarming yet deep, I think we should read this together.
6. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer
From a contemporary feel good YA to some historical fiction, this one’s a story of finding oneself on a once in a lifetime journey. Oskar Schell is an inventor, jeweler, explorer, amateur entomologist and detective. When his father dies in September 11 attacks, he finds a key in his father’s closet. He sets out to find the secret to the key leading to many secrets of people and life itself.
7. Made You Up – Francesca Zappia
There can never be enough YAs on my list. Made You Up is the story of Alex and her daily struggles with schizophrenia. As she prepares for high school, Alex is all set to face her fears and be bold enough to differentiate between reality and delusion.
Although it is a YA, there are some serious mental health topics discussed, so I’m hoping this is heartbreaking and thought provoking at the same time.
Let me know your thoughts if you’ve read any of these. Until next time – Ciao!!