The coveted Spring Break is soon to be here! After a long, snowy winter, I am very glad to have a small respite. Unfortunately, many on Spring Break are vexed by the problem of too much time- whether that be because they are on a flight somewhere tropical, or (in my case) staying at home with nothing to do. Luckily, Spring has brought many great new releases that will keep you turning pages and losing track of time. Here are some of my favorites.
1. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
I am a huge fan of Laini Taylor so I was thrilled to find out that her ethereal, fantastical Strange the Dreamer does not disappoint. Be forewarned: Taylor’s newest is impossible to put down once you’ve started it. Read my full review here.
2. Gem and Dixie by Sara Zarr
National Book Award Finalist Sara Zarr’s latest is about two sisters with a complicated family life. Gem and Dixie used to be as thick as thieves, but an absent father and oblivious mother drew them apart. When an unexpected opportunity pulls them together, will they take it and rekindle the close bond they once felt?
3. Almost Adulting by Arden Rose
Personally, I am not the biggest fan of celebrity memoirs, however Rose’s debut was full of funny and relatable essays about dating, traveling, and mental health. Almost Adulting is a light read great for a day on the beach.
4. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall is a realistic look at every type of relationship- friendships, romantic relationships, and family relationships (specifically between sisters). After you’re done with this poignant novel, be sure to check out the newly released film adaptation. Check out my full review here.
5. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean’s story finally comes to a close this May in Always and Forever, Lara Jean. In preparation, I would suggest reading the beginning of this sweet-but-never-saccharine series. Read my review of P.S. I Still Love You, the second book in Lara Jean’s story, here.