Although it may not feel like it outside yet... We have made it to spring!
Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. The return of sunshine, the blossoming of flowers and trees, and of course... All the cozy, springtime books!
Here are some book suggestions that have those bright, nature, spring feelings.
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
As the first book in the series, the beginning of this epic, fantasy adventure is chock full of positive spring time feelings. Who doesn't want to curl up in their own little hobbit hole, surrounded by nature, tea, and delicious food?
Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield
Diane Setterfield is a master at luscious, rich, descriptive language. Every page of this book is imbued with magic. The story follows three families who have all lost a young girl. When a special strange young girl shows up at the local Swan Inn, each family hopes that she may be their own.
A Man Called One by Fredrik Backman
This book is just wholesome. The story is set in a cozy, small Swedish town lush with flowers and nature. Ove is a curmudgeonly old man who must befriend his new neighbors in order to maintain peace in his very quiet life. It's funny. It's sweet. It's a love story. Read it and then watch the movie!
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
I am a believer!!! I was completely influenced by social media to read this book and thanks to the efforts of my local library, I was able to get my hands on a copy! This book follows the story of an adventurous ogre who decides to leave her life of plundering and open a coffee shop. It is so sweet, cute, very low stakes, and perfectly fantastical for spring!
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Nothing feels quite more spring to me than young love. This charming graphic novel tells the story of shy and sweet Charlie falling in love with the strong, popular rugby player Nick. This book made me blush, giggle, and feel all the wonderful feelings of love. The illustrations are simple and perfect. A quick, wholesome read!
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is a book for all seasons, but I love to revisit this classic story in the spring because it gives the ultimate feelings of family, childhood, and coming of age. The relationship between the sisters makes me yearn for my family, the unrequited love of Jo and Laurie makes my heart yearn, and the guidance of Marmee makes me feel like I can do anything! A wonderful read to visit year after year.