The Books I’m Reading this Spring

So far this 2020, I’ve read a lot of good books. My favorites have been Bunny by Mona Awad, Followers by Megan Angelo and One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus. So far I’ve kept up with my yearly reading goal, but usually I fall off reading in the summer until late fall. Anyways, I haven’t posted a quarterly reading list since fall 2019, so I thought it was about time. I’m trying to read a good mix of genres and new + old releases this springs, so there is something that everyone would be interested. Let’s get into it- the books I’m reading this spring!

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The Books I’m Reading this Spring:

1. Such a Fun Age

Such a Fun Age has been on my to-read list since it was first published December 31st of 2019. Something about the cover is really intriguing to me. Plus, I love a good debut book. Such a Fun Age is about race and privilege- important topics for the modern day.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

Such a Fun Age

2. The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel was just released on March 24th. I was excited for this book because I remember reading Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel when it was first released. I love the premise of her books and this one involves white collar crime, compromised morals, ghosts and a disappearance. It honestly sounds like an Agatha Christie book!

You can find this book here.

The Glass Hotel

3. The Rocks by Peter Nichols

I found this book at a local bookstore. After looking at the reviews on Goodreads, it’s either going to be a hit or miss. It’s compared to Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins (which I loved) and is set in Italy. I’m going to give it a chance, since I already have it and I feel pretty good about the premise.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

The Rocks

4. Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas

Although not released until May 12th, this book looks like it’s going to be a good one. I’ve never read a gothic mystery, but this book is described as having twists and lots of suspense. I’m in! Also, do you see how pretty this cover is?

You can find this book on Amazon here.

Catherine House

5. The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao

This book has been compared to a Gone Girl or mystery/thriller version of Crazy Rich Asians. Even if it doesn’t quite hit the mark, this seems like a thriller that I would really like.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

The Majesties

6. One of Us is Next by Karen McManus

This is the sequal to One of Us is Lying, which I read this March. This second book was released in January and since I really liked the first book, this is on my list. The first reminded me of a mix of The Breakfast Club and any who-done-it Agatha Christie book. I didn’t think that the first book warranted a sequel, however I’m looking forward to reading this one since I’ve already seen the character development from book 1!

You can find this book on Amazon here and the link to the first book is up above!

One of Us is Next

7. Wilder Girls by Rory Power

This book is kind of about a pandemic, a year and a half after a school for girls was put into quarantine. While we are facing a pandemic right now, it’s definitely not to this extent. I imagine that this book is going to be more of an apocolyptic or zombie type pandemic, but it’s hard to tell what direction this book is going to go.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

Wilder Girls

8. The Neighbours by Nicola Gill

A novel about a horrid neighbor, and a protagonist at her lowest point. You can only go up, right? I feel like the contemporary genre is perfect to read during the spring. Plus this is a semi-new release, having been published in just a couple months ago in February.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

The Neighbours

9. Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley

This is another contemporary that was released earlier this year, in January. Similar to the last, Maggie is at a low in her life. She is living in a trailer, owes the government $70,000, has been dumped and disowned. Sometimes you need a book about how someone else’s (although fictional) life is worse off than your own to give you the confidence boost.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

Maggie's Going Nowhere

10. The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Although this is a self-development book, I’ve been wanting to read it since hearing Jaci & Chelsey talk about it on the What We Said Podcast. I haven’t read many “self-help” books in recent years, but when I did read them I found them to be helpful and insightful. How you spend your morning can be impactful on the rest of your day, so I’m excited to read this one.

You can find this book on Amazon here.

The Miracle Morning

Those are the Books I’m Reading this Spring!

These books are also great for when you’re stuck at home (shelter in place, stay home orders, quarantines, etc.). I feel like I’m going to breeze through them with all the free time that I have, right now.

Even though I used affiliate links above, I recommend supporting a small business and buying from a local bookstore online near you! If you’re not in the place to do that right now and your library is closed, chances are you still might be able to check out an audiobook or ebook through your local library’s app or website!

Do you have any reccommendations? If you do, leave them in the comments below! I’m always looking for the next book on my TBR.

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6 Comments

  1. March 27, 2020 / 10:43 pm

    This is such a good list! I’ve made it a point to read more in 2020 so I’ll have to add these to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. March 28, 2020 / 1:01 am

    Such a great list here! A lot of these sounds perfect for cozy nights in, especially with so many mysteries. And there’s a few like Wilder Girls that are pretty timely. I will have to check some of these out.

  3. March 28, 2020 / 11:45 am

    I don’t know if this shelter in place is helping me read more or less. I used to read some evenings when my hubs was working, now everyone is home but I do get to read a little more during the day. It’s probably a wash. Anyways, I love the picks!

  4. March 28, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    The Neighbors and Such a Fun Age look interesting to me! I need to invest some time in more reading right now!

  5. Christa
    March 29, 2020 / 8:42 pm

    I am so excited about The Glass Hotel! Station Eleven was such a great read so I’ve been anticipating this one for a while. I just finished The Majesties and really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  6. April 3, 2020 / 11:33 am

    I read The Neighbours last week, I really liked it, I hope you enjoy it too 🙂

    xo Sarah | Oomph London

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