Spring is finally upon us, so today I have created a list of some great books to read this season! I often find myself in the mood for fun, light reads in the spring, since I love diving into high fantasy in the fall/winter.
The SUn is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Nicola Yoon is one of my favorite authors, and this is one of my favorite books of all time! This is a YA contemporary following two teenagers in New York City. Natasha is 12 hours away from being deported to Jamaica, and is on a mission to do everything she can to keep her family in the States. During her journey, she runs into Daniel, who is on a mission to make her believe in love in just 24 hours. This novel is fast paced, addicting, funny, and heart breaking. I have read it twice and would love to pick it up again this spring!
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
I love all of the books in Sandhya Menon’s When Dimple Met Rishi series, but this one was definitely my favorite! This follows Dimple, who is longing to graduate high school and move far away from her hometown and over-bearing mother, who insists that Dimple needs to find an ideal Indian husband. After her mother shockingly agrees to allow Dimple to attend a computer coding camp over the summer, she finds out it was another ploy of her’s, to try to set her up with Rishi. This book was so much fun, and I loved the Indian culture interspersed throughout it!
Pride and Premeditation by Tirzah Price
This is a fairly recent read for me, and one that I loved so much! This is a Pride and Prejudice retelling, following Lizzie, an aspiring lawyer. After involving herself in a murder case, Lizzie is convinced the wrong person has been arrested, and sets out to solve the case herself. However, the snobby Mr. Darcy is constantly in her way, making her job so much harder. This book was described as a mix between My Lady Jane and Stalking Jack the Ripper, and I think that is a perfect representation of this book! While the content matter is a bit dark, it was written in such a fun way that made this book so addicting!
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
This has been one of my favorite books of the year, and I think this fun, fast-paced novel was a perfect read for spring! Alosa is the daughter of the most feared pirate in the ocean. After being deliberately kidnapped by her enemies, she is sent on a mission to find a missing piece of a map that will lead her to the sea’s most coveted treasure. If you like enemies to lovers, action, and badass heroines, this story is for you!
I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ve probably seen this book around before, because it was one of my favorite contemporaries of 202! This follows Skye, who is a bisexual, plus-sized, Korean-American teenager. Skye loves dancing, but has always been told that it isn’t for her because of her body type. After a K-Pop competition comes to her city, she auditions, and totally nails it! However, she is still constantly being pushed back because of her weight. Skye was such a fun character, and it was amazing seeing representation for plus-sized women in this book!
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
The last book on this list is pretty hyped up, but for a very good reason! This follows 18 year old Imani, who is trying to enjoy her senior year of high school and juggling being a new mother. Imani loves to spend time in the kitchen, and dreams of opening her own restaurant to provide for her and her daughter. After a spot opens in her school’s culinary trip to Spain, Imani dreams of going but knows she can’t afford it with the cost of raising a daughter. While this book wasn’t super plot driven, it was still a beautiful story, one that I am fully intending to re-read over the summer!
What are some book recommendations you all have for spring? Let me know in the comments so I can add them to my TBR!
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Thanks for the recommendations! With the Fire on High is on my wishlist! ❤
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I read The sun is also a star such a long time ago but it truly is such a unique book and I remember absolutely loving it!!
It is one of my favorites!
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Great Post!! The Sun is Also a Star is one of my all-time favourite books of all time! I just love the writing and the characters.
I am also a big fan of When Dimple Met Rishi!
I also want to read Pride & Remeditation.
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