On Wednesdays I post my “Top 5” which comes from a Goodreads group that creates topics for bloggers to write about. Now, I know it’s Thursday, a day I don’t typically post, but my internet was down yesterday, and I didn’t want to miss the post entirely. This week the topic is “Spring Reads”. The moderator specified: “Since it’s the first day of spring (in this hemisphere!), discuss books that remind you of spring, or genres you reach for in the spring, or books you plan on reading this spring!”
Whenever I think of Spring, I think of YA contemporaries. Anyone else? The sun is finally coming back out which means it’s actually comfy enough to take a good book outside to read, and personally, YA contemporaries always fit the bill for me in these situations. There’s something about a warm, sunny day with a well written teen novel. So, naturally, I think of Lara Jean & Peter. The first book in the series is my favorite, so that’s the one I’m going with for this.
I generally think of Morgan Matson as a “season author”. I don’t touch her books when it’s cold. Why would I? They are meant for warm weather as far as I’m concerned. Her books tend to be geared more towards Summer but I find that they are equally pleasing for the Spring as well. Basically, if the sun is out, you’re warm without having to wear 3 layers of clothing, and birds are chirping, read a Morgan Matson book. It’ll keep you occupied for a while and you’ll probably really enjoy it.
I wouldn’t necessarily describe this as just a Spring read because truly, it’s an amazing book to read whenever possible. I think this just reminds me of Spring because it’s so good and heartwarming and that’s the kind of novel I like to immerse myself in when Spring comes around. Jude and Noah are amazing and now that I’m talking about it, I kind of want to do a reread of this ASAP…
I have not read this book and I think that reading it during the Spring would give it its best chance. This is clearly a favorite among other book lovers who enjoy YA contemporaries, and though I’m very skeptical, I’ve been wanting to give it a try for a long time. Truthfully, I just haven’t ever come across the book in a bookstore or library, but maybe I need to start looking a little harder so I can knock it out this Spring.
It’s possible that I’m alone in this, but classics are my favorite thing to read in the warm weather next to YA contemps. I really can’t explain to you why, so I’m not even going to try. I just like what I like. I haven’t yet read Emma (though it’s been on my monthly TBR for a couple of months now), and I thought about adding Mrs. Dalloway, but it seems like a bit of a darker book and that’s not what I’m looking for during the Spring… ya know?
What kind of books do you like to read in the Spring? Do you have any you’re anticipating getting to? Talk to me (: