It seems like every year, at the end of winter, I go through a reading slump. This year, I powered through the slump with an audiobook. Audiobooks are not my go-to, but I’ve found one that was really enjoyable. It was Code Name Helene, and it is a fictionalized story about a real spy who worked with the French Resistance in WWII. I’ll write up a review of that soon, but today I want to share my spring reading list!
When the weather starts to warm up, I love to sit on the back porch with a book in the afternoon. There’s just nothing better. Here are the books I’ve either started or will be starting soon.
Under the Southern Sky by Kristy Woodson Harvey
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love Kristy’s books. They are all set in the South, and they contain a little bit of family drama, a little romance, and I always walk away feeling so good after reading one of her books. Her latest one starts off with major drama — Amelia finds out that her husband has been cheating on her and promptly heads home to Cape Carolina only to run into one of her childhood friends Parker. They are both going through tough times and come together through their struggles. Well, I’m only half way through, so I guess we’ll see how their situation pans out!
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes (through Audible)
As a huge fan of The Princess Bride, I am thoroughly excited to listen to this. My backlog on Audible is extensive, because I have the tendency to get excited about audiobooks only later to have that excitement peter out. As long as I am intentional about listening to audiobooks while I’m working (at home) or while I’m driving, I get so into the story and keep listening. Also, I’ve found that speeding the story up to 1.4x has helped as well. Anyways, As You Wish is written by the guy who played Westley! It’s a behind the scenes look at the making of the movie. I’m so excited to start this!
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
This book has been on my reading list since it came out. This is about twin sisters who run away from their small town at the age of 16. Later on in life, one of the sisters lives in the same small town with her black daughter. The other sister passes for white, and no one but her sister knows the history of her past. I’ve only heard good things about this story, so I look forward to reading this.
The Heir Affair by Heather Cocks and Jennifer Morgan
With all the talk of royals lately, this seems like a natural read for the spring. I read The Royal We a few years ago, and it’s about time I read the second book! This came out last summer. A couple months ago, I started the Kindle book and I plan to finish it soon. If you’re familiar with the first book, The Heir Affair starts off Bex and Prince Nicholas being essentially in hiding during their honeymoon. If you aren’t familiar with the first book, read it first!! This is a continuation of the first story.
Scandikitchen Summer by Bronte Aurell
I know this isn’t a story, but I honestly like to read cookbooks. I don’t know if anyone else out there enjoys them as much as I do, so you’ll have to let me know if you’re the same. Every summer, I set an intention to fully enjoy the season. The warmer seasons just aren’t my fave, and being in the South that is a long time to pine for the colder months. I purchased this cookbook from Ingebretsen’s, my favorite online Scandi store (it ships faster than Amazon!). The first recipe I’ll be making is the strawberry cake. We picked strawberries last weekend, so this is perfect!
What’s on your spring reading list?