My Reading Picks for Spring!

Hello everyone, welcome back to yet another bookish discussion!  Since we are in the thick of Spring I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you some of my favorite books that are perfect for this time of year.  Of course, you don't have to read these books during the spring but there is something about each of these books that makes me giddy about curling up on a raining spring day and getting lost for awhile. 

1. Anne of Green Gables 

Hands down, my number one pick goes to Anne of Greene Gables.  Anne of Greene Gables is set in a fictional town called Avonlea located on Prince Edward Island, Canada and follows 11 year old Anne as she navigates life.  This book takes you through all four seasons but there is just something so magical about experiencing Avonlea as winter melts into spring and summer.  Anne's care free spirit paired with her imagination is so infectious and is so perfect for those rainy days when you're stuck inside craving sunshine.  This is just one of my favorite books of all time and I promise, you will not be disappointed with your stay in Avonlea! 

"I had made up my mind that if you didn't come for me to-night I'd go down the track to that big wild cherry-tree at the bend, and climb up into it to stay all night. I wouldn't be a bit afraid, and it would be lovely to sleep in a wild cherry-tree all white with bloom in the moonshine, don't you think?"

2. Peter Pan
  
When I think of the perfect spring read I think of something that is going to take me on adventure to another world.  I know most of us have probably seen and loved the Disney adaptation of Peter Pan, and mostly likely countless others but I highly recommend reading the book too.  Words can be so beautiful and this book is filled with beautiful words formed into captivating whimsy.  It will challenge your imagination and inner child.  What sounds more dreamy than Neverland, a place found only through pixie dust and a map of the stars? 

“You know that place between sleep and awake, that place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you. That’s where I’ll be waiting.” 

3. Pride and Prejudice 

I feel like I am being obviously clich√© here but when I think of spring I think of Jane Austen. I absolutely love Pride and Prejudice.  It's lighthearted yet dramatic with just the right amount of wit.  I just think spring is the perfect time to escape to the English countryside to experience budding romances.  It's been five or so years since I read it but I fully intend to reread it very, very soon! 

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! -- When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.” 


4. Mr. Darcy's Daughters



Speaking of Jane Austen, I had to include this little gem of fan fiction.  I will admit that I am still in the middle of this book but I am enjoying it so much!  As the title implies, it follows Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's five daughters, who for a few months, leave Pemberley for London while their parents fulfill diplomatic duties in Constantinople.  This is one of those books where not much really goes on.  Its more like you get to be a fly on the wall in the drawing room and experience 19th century London society, which I find to be fascinating in its own right.

“Sense is apt to fly out of the window when a girl falls in love.” 


5. Far from the Madding Crowd 


If you feel like you are in need of a good dose of drama than I would definitely suggest Far from the Madding Crowd!  This novel is set on a farm in Wessex, which a semi-fictional region located in the South of England.  This region was the setting for many of the author's, Thomas Hardy's major novels.  This story follows a young woman, Bathsheba Everdene as she takes head of a farm that she had inherited.  She is approached by three different courters and in which case, things get complicated.  I loved experiencing rural England of the 19th century, a little bit of a contrast to that of Jane Austen's novels.  I also loved reading about a woman running a farm, which, during her time would have been virtually unheard of.  Oh gosh, it's just so good! 


“She was of the stuff of which great men's mothers are made. She was indispensable to high generation, feared at tea-parties, hated in shops, and loved at crises.” 



Alright you guys, I hope this list was helpful for some of you who can't decide on their next book!  Let me know if you have read any of these, I would love to hear your thoughts! 



read, get lost, and grow. 

2 comments

  1. I feel the exact same way! Jane Austen really does remind me of Spring for some reason. Her writing is so beautiful and always takes me to a far away and dream like place. Thank you for sharing your reads, these are all so great! I found your blog on the Facebook Blog group and am so glad I did. I hope we can connect! xx

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

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  2. I knew I wasn't the only one! I just love Jane Austen so much!

    Let's definitely keep in touch!

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