Spring is here! And whether it’s your favorite season or not, you have to admit it’s beautiful. Everything is green and fresh, flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping, and the sun is out for longer in the evening. Also, that means we’re one step closer to summer break!
If you’re struggling with what to read this season, DON’T WORRY. I have five perfect books just for you.
- I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN BY JANDY NELSON
I absolutely love this book. It’s a YA realistic fiction told by two twins, and the plot line switches back and forth between them. Now, I’m normally not a huge fan of when the perspective switches throughout a novel, but this was SO well done and the story wouldn’t be the same without that element. One twin’s story takes place when he’s 13, the other twin’s story takes place when she’s 16, and together their stories piece together confusing and complex tragedies of the past. This story immediately popped into my head for spring because it’s such a fresh and unique novel. Go go go read it!
2. DELIRIUM BY LAUREN OLIVER
Delirium is a dystopian novel that I reeeeaaaally enjoyed. I was a little hesitant at first, but once I got into it, I loved it. It takes place in a future where love is a disease, and everyone must get “cured” by the time they’re a young adult. Lena, the protagonist, who’s been haunted by her past, is excited for the procedure and a fresh start. However, a couple months before her procedure, she falls in – you guessed it – love, with a handsome boy who teaches her things the government has kept hidden. This is actually the first book in a series of three, Pandemonium being the second and Requiem being the third. This is the perfect book for a fun spring read!
3. SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA BY BECKY ALBERTALLI
I absolutely loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda! It’s about a gay teenage boy who emails back and forth with a secret admirer and how he deals with coming out. This is such an adorable and sweet story that everyone will fall in love with. Simon was soo highly recommended to me, and the posters for this book are hung up all over my school library! It’s the perfect coming-of-age, coming-out story.
4. FANGIRL BY RAINBOW ROWELL
Fangirl is SUCH a cute book. I mean, just look at the cover. Look how cute it is!! Cath, the protagonist, is obsessed with Simon Snow (think Harry Potter spinoff) and is writing a popular fan fiction novel as she heads off to university with her twin sister. This novel is about how she deals with her sister, grows closer with a cute boy, struggles with her classes, and maintains her love for Simon Snow. Relatable and ADORABLE, this novel is perfect for this season. Also, who doesn’t love Rainbow Rowell?
5. RED QUEEN BY VICTORIA AVEYARD
Red Queen is a really fun read! It’s kind of similar to The Selection, another fantasy-dystopian novel I liked. It’s set in a future where silver-blooded people have superhuman powers and are the higher class, while red-blooded people are powerless and looked down upon in society. When Mare, the protagonist, discovers she has a special ability by coincidence, she is forced by the royal family to pretend to be silver-blooded. This book is also in a series, but I haven’t had time to read the rest yet!
And there you have it! My top five picks for spring. Comment if you’ve read any of these books and what you thought, or if you know of any other books that you think would be a perfect springtime read! 🙂