Hello, book lovers! 💕
I found this discussion post on the Goodreads group, though it was actually a topic from last year. Despite that, I decided to give it a try since spring is right around the corner and I wanted to talk about some of my favorite spring books. These are also books that I would recommend reading in the spring.
I always think of contemporary books when I think of the spring time. I don’t know what it is about it, but I get into the mood for fluffy, lighthearted, and overall fun books. And in my head, that means YA contemporary.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
I think this one might be because I read this during the spring time. But any book by Becky Albertalli, which usually are light and fluffy, but also have some serious undertones, would be perfect reads in the spring.
This one in particular is one of my favorites, apart from Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I love the representation of mental illness. I could relate to the main character’s struggles, especially her anxiety and being unsure of herself around guys. I completely understood that because that’s something I still struggle with. I loved the representation in this book and how there were so many diverse characters. It made me smile and happy and I just loved it.
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
I think most of these books I read in the spring or summer, so I automatically associate them with those seasons. But this is another one that I would consider a really good spring read.
I loved this book to pieces. I loved the whole concept of it, and the mystery of Bailey and Porter figuring out they were messaging each other online kept me reading the whole time. Plus there was so much depth to the characters that had me falling in love with their relationship even more.
And of course, the mystery aspect of this book was one the main things, along with the cute romance, had me binge reading this book and not being able to put it down.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I just realized that most of this post has been ing about these books. But would I be recommending them if I didn’t love them?
Anyway, I digress. This book may be set in the summer time, but it definitely could read it in the spring. Honestly, it could be read at any time during the year.
The main things I loved about this book were the friendships that the main character had and the romance. I like that it was family oriented and dealt with family dynamics and issues. That’s something that I enjoy about Morgan Matson’s books. They’re about more than just romance; they’re more than just a fluffy contemporary. It’s not one of my favorites of hers, but it was definitely a great read that anyone who is a fan of hers or a fan of contemporary fiction should read.
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
This book is so heartwarming and fun. It was the fluffiest of contemporary romances, and I enjoyed it so much. This, along with When Dimple Met Rishi, were absolutely adorable and had so much diversity, it made my heart happy.
P.S. I Like You by Kadie West
My initial reaction when I finished reading this book was: AWWWE THAT WAS SO CUTE! I LOVED IT! It was just what I needed at the moment. I’ve been taking my time reading acowar, and I needed a break from it and this was the perfect. It was quick and cute and fluffy and fun. I adored it. I loved the mystery element to it in the beginning that had me wanting to keep reading. And when the mystery was revealed, it had me rooting for the two main characters to get together.
If that doesn’t immediately want you to pick up this book during the spring, I don’t know what will.
So those are the five spring books that I would recommend reading this upcoming season. If you’re in the mood for some fluffy, heartwarming YA contemporary books, these are definitely worth picking up.
What are some of the books that you are going to be picking up in the spring? I’m looking forward to the warm weather, and after compiling this list, I’m considering rereading some of these books.