7 Must-Reads for Spring

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to read more books. I have always enjoyed reading but, with all the stress of college, I haven’t had much time to read anything other than the articles and other readings that I am assigned for class. Spring break was the perfect opportunity to jump back into one of my favorite hobbies. I decided to put together a little list of some of my favorites to remind myself why I love to read and to share these amazing stories with all of you.

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1. "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky

I consider this book to be a must-read for everybody. This is the coming-of-age story of a boy, Charlie, who has just started his freshman year of high school. While many of us may have moved past that stage in our lives, this is also a book about the importance of friendship, what it means to love and be loved and also deals with important issues like mental health and assault.

2. "To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before" by Jenny Han

After falling in love with the Netflix movie, take a look back to the beginnings of this contemporary love story. The book has even more heart-eyes moments that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Plus, with the movie sequel confirmed, this is a great way to refresh your memory before the release date.

3. "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han

Yes, another Jenny Han book because spring is the best time for cute contemporaries, and Ms. Han is the reigning queen! This time, she tells the story of Belly and her not-so-typical beach vacation, as she starts to develop feelings for Conrad, a long-time family friend. Or is she falling for Jeremiah, his brother? While it is cheesy, it will get you ready for the (hopefully) warmer weather. Plus, who doesn’t love a good, old-fashioned cheesy summer romance?

4. "The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Part adult fiction, part romance, part mystery, this book tells the story of Monique Grant, a journalist who is given the chance to do an exclusive interview with retired movie star Evelyn Hugo. What is supposed to be a tell-all about her many infamous marriages quickly becomes something much more. I expected this book to be entertaining but I became so engrossed in this twisting tale that I finished the whole thing in two days. Spring, summer, winter or fall this is a book I’d recommend to everybody and anybody.  

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5. "The Sun and Her Flowers" by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur’s poetry has quickly become a sensation, especially on Instagram. Her second book is a quick, but powerful read. The poetry and the images attached to them are moving, and it’s not hard to find at least one (if not more) poem(s) to relate to.

6. "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler

I’m sure everyone and their mother has heard of this book by now, but it’s one of my personal favorites. In this autobiographical novel, Amy Poehler spills about her career, her personal life, and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Not only is this book hilarious (obviously, it’s Amy Poehler) but it serves major girl power inspo.

7. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" by Marie Kondo

Marie Kondo and her tidying skills have become legendary, especially since her Netflix series dropped. Kick off your spring cleaning sesh with this book that will teach you how to organize your entire life.

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What better way is there to kick off the spring semester than with a good book? Let’s get reading, ladies!