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Spring is such a weird reading time for me. Honestly, I’m usually so dead after school because of state testing that I don’t read much in the summer. But I’ve been super motivated to read lately, so I hope to keep the momentum going this year.
Another issues with spring reading is I don’t really crave a specific genre or type of book. For instance, I read more thrillers and horror in the fall and winter and more romance in the summer. But I’ve never “assigned” a genre to spring. I feel like this year it will be sci-fi/fantasy though.
I recently started the A Court of Thorns and Roses (ACOTAR) series by Sarah J. Maas, and I loved it. I haven’t found the right fantasy series for me since Harry Potter, but apparently I’m really into faeries!
Hopefully you find a new book you want to check out this spring. Here are some of the books I hope to read this spring!
Fantasy Books To Read This Spring
I have actually already probably started reading A Court of Silver Flames by the time this post goes live, but I immediately ordered this new book in the ACOTAR series after I finished the third book before spring break. The first book to the series is a loose retelling of Beauty and the Beast, which was one of my favorite Disney movies as a kid. Things really take a turn by the end of ACOTAR, and the series becomes its own thing in the second book. There is seriously something for everyone in this series-magic, romance, action, witty banter. It’s literally amazing and I encourage you to check out the series even if you think you don’t like fantasy!
The Lost Apothecary was my March Book of the Month pick, but my ACOTAR binge interrupted my plan to immediately read it. This is a historical fantasy book, so it definitely fits my current reading mood. All I know about the story is it follows a female apothecary who provides poisons for women to use against the men who have wronged them.
I am actually hosting a buddy read of this book in April on my Instagram account if you want to join in!
Sci-Fi Books To Read This Spring
Skyward has been on my TBR for two years now. I have such high hopes for this sci-fi series that I actually already bought the second book in the series. So now I just need to jump in a get to it!
This book is about a girl, Spensa, who wishes to follow in her father’s footsteps and become a pilot. However, she has not been given the chance to begin her training because her father has been deemed a coward. I believe most of Skyward revolves around flight school. I love a school setting, so I’m really interested to read about a sci-fi version of this setting!
We Could Be Heroes follows two strangers as they both discover they have superhero-like abilities after waking up without their memories. Now they seek the truth about their pasts as they navigate this strange new world together. This definitely gives me X-Men vibes and I’m looking forward to reading something a bit different from my usual reads!
Thriller Books To Read This Spring
I picked up Goodnight Beautiful through a book swap, but it was a Book of the Month pick in 2020. I honestly know next to nothing about this book, which is how I prefer to go into mystery/thriller books, but I have heard this has a very surprising twist ending.
Horror Books To Read This Spring
A boy scout troop enters the woods for a long weekend of camping, bonfires, and ghost stories. But an uninvited stranger who stumbles upon their campsite turns the camping trip upside down, and the troop must fight for their survival against this frightening stranger.
I love a good ghost story, especially one set in the woods! Rules For Vanishing is a YA horror novel about a girl searching for her sister after receiving a text message inviting her to search for Lucy Gallows, a ghost part of the local legend surrounding the woods. The blurb says this book is told in a faux documentary style and compares it to The Blair Witch Project. Yes, please!!
Contemporary Fiction Books To Read This Spring
I put this book on my wishlist after Olivia at oliviareadsalatte on YouTube described this as Gossip Girl with royalty. I love Gossip Girl (hello, guilty pleasure show!), so I knew I needed to check this book out.
American Royals is an alternate history where George Washington was a king instead of president. That’s honestly all I know about this book! I’m not obsessed with royalty, but I do think this is a fun concept for a story, so I’m going to give it a chance!
Head Over Heels is a book I picked up from Book of the Month last summer and never quite got around to reading. It is a romance between two gymnastics coaches who are training an Olympic hopeful. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book centered on the world on gymnastics, so I’m excited to dive in!
Are any of these books on your TBR? Let me know in the comments!