The warm weather is almost here!!! I actually declared it spring already, on February 23rd, when I wore capris and drove to work with the windows down…but then it snowed again. Which was rude, on Mother Nature’s part.
Anyways, here’s my favorite spring books! Inspiring, growth-focused, or just refreshing – it’s time to get reading!
The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food by Joseph Tychonievich
No better place to start than in the garden! Last fall I read The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food, and as promised, I’ve already picked it back up this spring as a reference guide. This book seriously rocks. For us young people who didn’t think we could grow anything? This book is magic. Not only is it a lovely read, but as a guide to refer back to with questions and problems, it’s also wonderful! If you’re thinking of starting a garden of your very own, this book is for you! Get your very own here.
Educated by Tara Westover
Educated was another audiobook choice for me, and I’m so glad I did listen to it. Sometimes you just know in your soul how you should absorb a book, and this is one of those books. Even though Westover doesn’t narrate it, her tale of growing up sheltered in the middle of nowhere is one of triumph that sticks with you. Hearing her stories, gasping and crying right along with the narrator, is so meaningful. To me, this story is about rebirth, renewed existence – which makes it the perfect spring read, if you’ve yet to get to it. Get your own copy here.
Again, but Better by Christina Riccio
I know YouTuber Christina Riccio’s debut wasn’t met with tons of love – many say she basically just copied verbatim her actual life (isn’t that most books though?) – but I think it’s still a fun read about second chances and making the choices that’ll impact your future. I read it in a day back in college and thoroughly enjoyed it, even for its crazy whims and sometimes annoying characters. This book is about starting over, trying again, but better… just like spring is. Pick up your own copy here.
Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
I listened to Girl, Stop Apologizing during my commute to college several years ago. I’m not a huge Rachel Hollis fan; I know there’s a lot of people who hang on her every word, but I think there’s got to be something ringing true to so many women if they follow her like this! And I think listening to this book definitely showed me some of that. Girl, Stop Apologizing is a kick in the pants to start working on your goals, as well as tips and tricks to start getting it done. It’s more of an inspiration than a how-to, which is what I think you need coming out of a sleepy season like winter. This book is great reminder to get up early and drink some water. Pick up a copy here.
She Sheds Style by Erika Kotite
This is a really recent read for me…as I’m sure you can guess from just seeing this review at the beginning of March! I loved She Sheds Style not only because I would KILL for my own little she shed, but the projects within are about finding your own style, refreshing and giving new life to furniture, and of course, landscaping and your yard! There’s a lot more going on in this book than just she sheds, and I think much of it is very fitting to the spirit of spring. Get a copy of your very own here.
This list is mostly a collection of books I read in winter that made me long for spring, I’m realizing! Either way, I think there’s something warming and refreshing about these books. It’s a good list for that fresh spring start. What books would you recommend as the weather heats up?
Have an awesome weekend, friends!