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Best Books to Read in Spring

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We’ve been cozied up by the fire with our books all winter long, but now that March is here, we’re ready for a reprieve from the cold weather and we’re eagerly searching for the first signs of spring! That doesn’t mean we want to put down our books, though. We’re just ready to read under a tree instead of under a blanket. And with that in mind, we’ve compiled this list of the best books to read in spring!

This springtime reading list for adults includes books that remind us of spring in all different ways – from fresh starts and second chances to planting and gardening, stopping to smell the flowers, spring cleaning and decluttering, wedding season, Earth Day, and more. Not all of the fiction titles on our list are specifically books set in spring, but we feel that these books are better in the spring because they capture the promise of the season.

Three book covers - Weather Girl, people under umbrella, Digging In, yellow with women in black dress and green rain books, The Seed Keeper, purple with flower made of seeds

If spring temperatures haven’t yet arrived in your neck of the woods and you’re looking to escape the cold with books about spring break, or if you’re one of the lucky ones jetting off for a beach vacation and you’re looking for the best spring break books to read while lounging in the sand, be sure to check our list of the best beach reads for even more great springtime reading recommendations.

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Springtime Reading: The Best Books for Spring 2022

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Carol Haworth

Saturday 12th of March 2022

I like the way you listen to the people who are part of your group. While I’ve been very interested in the books about Ukraine and other countries in that area, others need to escape into something less stressful. Your suggestions will be, I am sure, welcome

Melissa George

Saturday 12th of March 2022

Thanks Carol, we totally understand that balance as well because we've been on both sides at different points. Sometimes we want the heavier books that help us learn and sometimes we need to escape in order to recharge so we are at our best to help others however we can!

Anna M Dennany

Friday 11th of March 2022

I loved the book The Language of Flowers! When my book club met to discuss it, I had bought a coffee table book of flowers so we could picture them in all their beauty. I also invited a woman who had fostered hundreds of teenage girls so she could talk about ageing out of the system. It was a great night.

I read The Authenticity Project this year, and it really took me by surprise. I am wary of the English formulaic story lines of predictable characters and endings. Not this one. I loved reading about the artist and his flamboyant ways. I loved reading about the influencer and how looks are deceiving. It wasn't so predicatable, after all!

Melissa George

Saturday 12th of March 2022

That sounds like such an incredible book club night!