Forgive me for posting about books back to back! I usually like to spread them out, but after watching some tbr videos on YouTube and going through my (very large) to-read pile, I felt inspired to really get out of my reading slump!
I’ve picked five books to read during the upcoming season. I’ve done seasonal book lists before, but this one is a little different. Each book is from a different genre, which hopefully will help me read a variety and not get bored.
A Book I Need to Finish – Joyous Detox
I started reading this as soon as it arrived in the mail. Joy’s first book, Joyous Health, was amazing. I read it from cover to cover and it really helped me understand how different foods affect my body. Although I could do a ‘detox’ or what I like to call a ‘reset’ based on her first book, I could not pass up this book. Everything she writes about food is so easy to understand, not to mention the photography is inspiring and gorgeous.
My Favorite Genre – Murder/Mystery – The Trespasser
After hearing Tanna French mentioned on the WDIRN podcast many, many times, I felt like it was a sign to read one of your books. This is her most recent book, and I ordered it through my Book of the Month membership. The murder in this book is seemingly a by-the-book lover’s quarrel, but of course there’s a twist. I absolutely love murdery mysteries, so I am excited to dive into this one.
A Cookbook – French Country Cooking
Believe it or not, I actually love reading cookbooks. This cookbook is special to me, because I’ve been reading Mimi Thorisson’s blog Manger for years. She and her husband live in the countryside of France quite literally a gaggle of kids and a herd of hunting dogs. Her life seems so idyllic, and her photography is gorgeous. I am excited to thumb through this book and read the recipes. The last time I made a recipe of hers was before her first book came out (French Country Cooking is her second book). Maybe I fill discover a new recipe or two to try!
Nonfiction – The Magnolia Story
I am a huge fan of Fixer Upper, so this book is a no-brainer form. I am pretty sure I’ve heard most of Chip and Joanna’s story, so this probably won’t be a ground-breaking amazing read. Joanna’s decor style is something that I hope to emulate in my own house a little bit. Her relaxed, yet pulled-together, style is something that I really love. It will be interesting to read their story.
Contemporary Fiction – My Name is Lucy Barton
This book has been in my to-read list for what seems like forever! This is another book that keeps popping up everywhere. In fact, I just heard it mentioned on a podcast yet again yesterday. It is definitely time to get started on this! This story is about a lady who is in the hospital to recover after a surgery. She has some time to reflect on her past, plus her mother whom she has a strained relationship with comes to visit. They delve into their relationship. I generally enjoy dysfunctional family stories, so I hope to enjoy this.
And that’s it! These are not the only books I plan to read during the spring, they are just a jumping off point for the new few months. What are you reading right now?