Spring has finally sprung its ass into gear and I’m getting pretty razzed up about night walks on the beach (okay, probably more like hot chips on the beach) and unsticking the windows to feel a beautiful warm breeze through the house. #bliss
With each change of season I like to take a little time to think about what’s ahead and of course, the books I plan to devour over the next three months. I have a pretty impressive pile of ‘to-be-read’ novels and these are the ones I am most excited to get my eyes on.
The Girls by Emma Cline – This new book, released in June of this year, seems to be surrounded by all the praise. Set in the 1960’s, this story follows a lonely and self-doubting teenage lass who becomes mesmerised by a group of girls that seem to have everything she lacks. NEXT STOP: Cult.
I’m basically obsessed with watching any documentaries I can find about cults so I’m pretty damn pumped about this one. I may, or may not, have gotten a cheeky start on this one already!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – During the warmer months I’m all about reading books that are as cheery as the weather. This novel is just that. A boarding school in Paris, an unexpected love and enough warm and fuzzies to cause nausea – I’m in!
The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan – Marina Keegan was a talented young woman set to blow the literary world away. Tragically, she died in a car crash just five days after she graduated from Yale University. This novel is a collection of her essays and short stories and a testament to her talent. I can imagine a box of tissues is a MUST whilst reading this one.
The Martian by Andy Weir – I’ve successfully avoided the recently released film adaptation of this novel because I’m a strict words before widescreen kind of gal. This novel is written in the form of log entries, which I’m digging. Plus even though I haven’t seen the film I can still imagine Matt Damon as the main guy which will make the novel all the more enjoyable.
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore – Drew Barrymore is bae. I love the vibrant and wise vibe she exudes and I’m interested to hear a bit more about her life through her perspective. Apparently she talks a lot in this book about how she’s found the love of her life aaaaand now she’s getting a divorce. *cringe*
Hopefully I’ll get through all of these books during the spring season. Follow me on Twitter to keep updated on how I go and feel free to tweet me some book recommendations!
Until next time… That’s what she said.