13 Spring Books I’m Excited About

Spring is finally here! I’m not sure exactly what I’m complaining about because, with the exception of last week’s #bombcyclone, we’ve had the most mild winter ever! Course, March and April are known to give us some pretty crazy weather so I’m getting my wishlist ready in case we get snowed in sometime soon!

Also, my family is heading on vacation soon, so I’m compiling a list of books that would be perfect to read on a beach somewhere…stay tuned for that!

Without further ado, here are some books releasing this spring that I can’t wait to read! What’s on your Spring #TBR?

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.03.20 AMI Miss You When I Blink: Essays by: Mary Laura Philpott (Atria)

One of my most trusted sources, Sarah’s Book Shelves, recently enjoyed this one! We have similar taste, so I’m hoping I enjoy this one, too!

On Shelves: April 2
Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.11.00 AMWhen We Left Cuba by: Chanel Cleeton (Berkley)

Next Year in Havana was one of my favorite books last year, and When We Left Cuba is the next book from the Perez family, this time from Beatriz’ point of view. I can’t wait to go back to Cuba through Cleeton’s writing!

On Shelves: April 9

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.21.08 AMLost Roses by: Martha Hall Kelly (Ballantine)

I adored The Lilac Girls, so I’m excited to what Martha Hall Kelly delivers this time around. If this is as good as the last one, she’ll definitely become an auto-buy author for me! 

On Shelves: April 9

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.22.54 AMHow to Make Friends with the Dark by: Kathleen Glasgow (Delacorte Press)

This book is YA fiction and deals with grief after the death of a mother – something I definitely relate to. This one is definitely a must-read for me!

On Shelves: April 9

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.29.47 AMThe Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by: Melinda Gates (Flatiron)

From the publisher’s synopsis: “If you want to lift a society up, invest in women.” ‘Nuff said.

On Shelves: April 23

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.34.36 AMWhat My Mother and I Don’t Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence by: Michele Filgate (Simon Schuster)

I read Filgate’s essay about growing up with an abusive stepfather and how that affected her relationship with her mother and I was in tears. 

On Shelves: April 30

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.38.36 AMThe Bride Test (The Kiss Quotient, #2) by: Helen Hoang (Berkley)

Not my usual genre, but I loved The Kiss Quotient last year! I’m excited to read this next one!

On Shelves: May 7


Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.40.19 AMThe Farm by: Joanne Ramos (Random House)

I keep going back and forth on this one, but ultimately I think I’d like to give it a try. The Handmaid’s Tale comparison is what’s really drawing me in.

On Shelves: May 7


Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.45.47 AMJuliet the Maniac: A Novel by: Juliet Escoria (Melville House)

Tyler Goodson said it was good and that’s enough for me. No, but seriously, the synopsis reminds me of Girl in Pieces, which I mentioned above, I loved.

On Shelves: May 7


Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.50.17 AMThe Night Before by: Wendy Walker (St. Martin’s Press)

Another repeat author and this one sounds intense! I don’t generally read thrillers, but I want to love them so I’m going with an author that’s already proved herself to me.

On Shelves: May 14

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.53.12 AMCity of Girls by: Elizabeth Gilbert (Riverhead)

I heard about this one on a podcast and have been eagerly anticipating it ever since! I think this is my most anticipated book of spring!

On Shelves: June 4


Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 11.57.43 AMPlaces and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning by: Elliot Ackerman (Penguin Press)

This one is a historical nonfiction about war, and Ackerman writes about combat and its repercussions like no one else. This ones sounds interesting! 

On Shelves: June 11

Screen Shot 2019-03-19 at 12.02.34 PMRecursion by: Blake Crouch (Crown)

Dark Matter caught me by surprise and I’m mostly curious if Crouch can immerse me in a sci-fi book again (something waaaay outside my comfort zone).

On Shelves: June 11



4 thoughts on “13 Spring Books I’m Excited About

  1. Not surprisingly, I’ve got a lot of the same ones on my radar! And, I do think you’d relate to I Miss You When I Blink! And – I’m obviously looking forward to the Ackerman…but, weird to release a book like that in June, right? I just see that as more of a winter or Fall release.

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  2. Your list and mine have a lot of overlap, but I do see a few titles here that I’d passed on and now feel like I need to reconsider. Most especially the books by Melinda Gates and Elizabeth Gilbert. So many great books this spring!

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