Is it Spring yet?!! It’s having quite a difficult time in arriving here in Illinois & other parts of the country even though today is the first OFFICIAL day. And…there’s a bit more snow in our forecast. Hopefully by posting my Spring Reads 2014 it’ll give Mother Nature a nudge in our favor.
This winter, with the 70+ inches of snow that has already fallen, it gave me quite an opportunity to read over 20 books and read an amazingly amount of book reviews! I wanted to put each and every title on this list but realistically I knew I had to tweak it.
In a book club? Then I need to mention our book club has selected The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd for April and Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for May!
Make sure to take a look at the Children’s books I’ve included for Spring. One can never go wrong for a read aloud with a Judith Sierra book & I can wait to read EIEIO! I’ll be filling my grandsons’ Easter baskets with all three books I’ve listed.
Do you fondly remember, E.L. Konigsberg’s classic middle grade book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler?! You’re in for a treat with Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald.
You’ll spot many books you’ll want to add to your list in my lengthy Adult Fiction section. I have several new books by authors whose works I’ve read previously and many authors who are new to me that I’m being introduced to this Spring!
I’m always intrigued by any true story about crime and Douglas Perry’s newest, Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero, won’t disappoint your fascination either.
Thanks for the memories Old Man Winter but this girl is ready for Spring!
Bodies of Water by T. Greenwood
The Boy in the Suitcase (book 1) by Lene Kaaberbole
Fallen Beauty by Erika Robuck
Hyde by Daniel Levine
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (April Book Club Selection)
The Kept by James Scott
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (May Book Club Selection)
The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
The Outcast Dead (Ruth Galloway #6) by Elly Griffiths
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth
The Rosary Girls (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #1) by Richard Montanari
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
Still Life with Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Stolen Ones (Jessica Balzano & Kevin Byrne #7)by by Richard Montanari
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (April’s LibraryReads #1 Favorite)
The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh
The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Wolverton Station by Joe Hill
Eliot Ness: The Rise and Fall of an American Hero by Douglas Perry
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book by Diane Muldrow
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Half Bad (Half Life Trilogy Book 1) by Sally Green
MIDDLE GRADE FICTION
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt
Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Dot by Randi Zuckerberg
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli