Getting to sit outside and read is one of my favorite things about the warmer weather. I take my lunch breaks to read by the fountains at City Hall. So I’ve already been building a mental list of all the books I’d love to read out in the springtime weather. To narrow this down a little, I went with books that will be released between March 20-June 19 (so took Spring literally.)
The Rose & The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh
The first book in this duology, The Wrath & the Dawn, surprised me by how much I adored it. And the ending!!!!! I’m making grabby hands just looking at a photo of book two. Ahdieh’s writing is scrumptious and I’m dying to read more.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
A modern retelling of Pride & Prejudice? Yes, please, and thank you.
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
This is inspired by Indian mythology and sounds amazing. Plus everyone I know who has read it has loved it. Hoping I love it as well!
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
I can’t help but be intrigued by anything inspired by a classic I love. This book is inspired by Jane Eyre, and involves a murder.
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
This is a book about a trans woman written by a trans woman, so points for that. I am already hearing great things about how well it captures being a teen in general and feeling out of place so definitely looking forward to it.
Double Down by Gwenda Bond
I thought the first Lois Lane book was fantastic. Teenage Lois being the hero is as wonderful as it sounds. Ready for the adventures of part two.
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
Basic premise: A musician who loses her hearing because of a brain tumor winds up on tour with a band and rediscovers her love of music. Sold.
Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke
I was definitely drawn to this by the cover and the description sounds amazing. Three character voices and one of them is lying. About what? I don’t know! Easy to grab me with a mystery. Especially when the mystery is a mystery.
Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick
I’ve only read two of Quick’s books (and own an additional two.) I unexpectedly loved one and the other… not so much. But I saw him talk somewhat recently and a lot of what he shared got me interested in reading this new YA book of his.
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
I loved Lee’s debut and have high hopes for another historical fiction novel from her. This one is set in 1906 San Francisco after an earthquake and as Lee’s character development is fantastic, I can’t wait to meet Mercy Wong.
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