There’s something about Spring that gets us excited about reading. Maybe it’s just the promise of warmer weather and the return of sunshine. Whatever the case, we’re anxiously awaiting the arrival of several books in the upcoming months. Did you see our post last week? Oh, and these 2018 books based on your zodiac sign! While we wait for new arrivals, we’ve rounded up five books we can’t wait to read this month! Which are on your list, Cozy Readers? Comment with your Spring picks below!
1) Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
Perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Liane Moriarty, Jewell’s April 17th release is a promising thriller and page-turner. Teen Ellie Mack disappeared without a trace. Now, ten years later, her mother, Laurel, is trying to move forward. But when Laurel meets the daughter of the charming man she’s dating, nothing seems to make sense. Why does this girl remind her so much of her own missing daughter?
2) A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out by Sally Franson
Casey Pendergast is losing her way. Once a book-loving English major, Casey lands a job at a top ad agency that highly values her ability to tell a good story. Her best friend thinks she’s a sellout, but Casey tells herself that she’s just paying the bills—and she can’t help that she has champagne taste.
3) Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Releasing April 3, this period piece for YA readers has us hooked. Set during the American Civil War, Ireland’s novel is the newest quirky zombie fiction—a real treat for fans of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Plus, there’s the promise of a strong female character to love!
4) Sharp by Michelle Dean
Take a page from these 10 artistic-driven women, like Susan Sontag, Joan Didion, and Nora Ephron. According to author Michelle Dean, each of them has a certain kind of “sharpness” about them that has powered them through their careers, even when men happened to ignore their ingenuity.
5) And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready by Meaghan O’Connell
Meaghan O’Connell always felt totally alienated by the cutesy, sanctimonious, sentimental tone of most writing about motherhood. After getting accidentally pregnant in her twenties, she realized that the book she needed–a brutally honest, agenda-less take on the emotional and existential impact of motherhood–didn’t exist. So she decided to write it herself.