Today I’m going to be recommending books to read in the Spring! It’s about that time again, and there’s nothing like a good Spring read to set the mood for the season. Most of these books share the common themes of liberation, growth, or self-discovery, which I feel are very springy feelings.
Britt-Marie is Here by Fredrik Backman
Britt-Marie, of almost any other character I can think of, grows through extreme growth and self-discovery in this book. She also liberates herself from the life that she was once bound it. I love this book and Britt-Marie is such an annoying and endearing character. When Britt-Marie discovers that her husband has been cheating on her, she moves out on her own and finds a job coaching a small, run down town’s youth soccer team.
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
The theme of spring that this book best encapsulates is self-discovery. Tsukuru was once defined by his lack of color, but when he searches for the truth a broken-up friend group, he begins to work through his past and bring himself to the present.
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
This story follows generations of women who are strangely unique from other people. Their uniqueness has given them sorrow and tragedy that has lasted through generations. Ava Lavender, born with wings, faces those tragedies head and to liberate herself from the vicious cycle.
Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
This is definitely a book of self discovery. The main character, Ramona, has always believed herself to be a lesbian. When an old male friend comes to town and she begins developing feelings for him, her idea of herself and her sexuality is challenged.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
What book is more about growing up than this one. This book needs no introduction. It is a classic book, without a doubt, that details growth of characters and learning about the reality of the world in context.
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
“Unscrew the locks from the doors! Unscrew the doors themselves from their jambs!”- This is liberation my friends.
Let me know your Spring recommendations!!