I say “Spring” reading list lightly. If you have ever been in a book club with me, you know as much as I love to read (and really only the books that I choose), my ability to get through books really has it’s extreme highs and lows. So, yes, there is potential that this list becomes my summer and/or fall list as well. Sigh.
With that, I have a stack of books that that I am ambitiously hoping to start (or finish what I have already started months ago) THIS spring. Travel plans typically work in my favor when I have some books I have been wanting to get to…fingers crossed for flights withOUT wi-fi as I find catching up on all of my social media feeds (i.e., falling into the Pinterest or Tumblr rabbit hole) completely irresistible at 30,000 feet.
If I do get to reading, here’s what’s at the top of my list:
Girl on the Train: A Novel (Paula Hawkins)
The book that EVERYONE is reading. Likened to Gone Girl, another fantastical psychological thriller that has me not reading fast enough?!! Provoking thoughts about how deep we think we know people, how easy it is to believe in them and how scared it is to not being able to believe in yourself. Waiting for the twist.
Psychos: A White Girl Problems Book (Babe Walker)
I absolutely devoured Babe Walker’s best-selling novel, White Girl Problems so I could hardly wait to hear more from Babe Walker after her four-month stint in rehab for her “alleged” shopping addiction. The chronicling of outrageous antics by this spoiled socialite is laugh out loud hilarious. Beach Read.
Shotgun Lovesongs (Nickolas Butler)
I love the simple and timeless premise that seems very American and very Big Chill-like. With the backdrop of a small Wisconsin town, a group of childhood friends are brought back together. With charming and dynamic characters (and one is seemingly inspired by musician Bon Iver), this feels like home. Remember your roots.
Me Before You (JoJo Moyes)
Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart? Irresistible.
Unbecoming (Rebecca Sherm)
Considered a cocktail mix of Gone Girl meets The Goldfinch with a sprinkle of The Talented Mr. Ripley, Unbecoming “is about a heist gone wrong, and its aftermath, but it’s also about the many invisible transformations in identity that Grace has to make in order to become a femme fatale.” Delightfully wicked.