Reading List | Spring 2016

I’m still not great at finishing my last seasonal reading list, but I just can’t resist making another. Spring is finally upon us, and there are some new releases in the book department, as well as a few others that have caught my eye that I need to get my hands on soon.


Ways to Disappear // Why We Write About Ourselves // Celebrate // Maybe in Another Life // The Nest // The Summer Before the War

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey. I was intrigued by this book because of the cover art (which is true of most of the books I want to buy), and was sold when I read that it was recommended for fans of Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette (which I need to read again).

Why We Write About Ourselves edited by Meredith Maran. I love memoirs, and in the recent years most of my favourite books have been non-fiction. I love hearing the stories straight from the source. This book is a collection of essays from well-known memoirists about “why they expose themselves (and others) in the name of literature”. This is actually a follow-up to an earlier collection titled Why We Write, which will likely make its way to my bookshelves soon.

Celebrate by Lauren Conrad. Lauren Conrad is one of my style (and let’s be honest, life) icons, and I have loved her other books (Style and Beauty). At the end of the month, she’s releasing a book is the newest guide to entertaining. I just know I will love it.

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. This novel, all about a young woman who runs into an old boyfriend and the rest of the novel becomes to parallel universes that show what happens after a choice is made. I actually started this the other day, and really like it so far. I will definitely share a review soon.

The Nest by Cynthia D’aprix Sweeney. This is the story of four adult siblings and their long depended-upon inheritance. This novel has been getting a lot of buzz lately, and I’ll be honest knowing that Amy Poehler loved it was a big seller for me.

The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. I consider myself a bit of an old soul, so anything that is mid-century (or before like this one), I am all about it. Another novel receiving a lot of buzz right now, this historical novel is all about a small village during the summer of 1914, before the First World War. I’m hoping it will fill a little bit of the hole that Downton Abbey has recently left.

What are you looking forward to reading this spring? I’d love to hear your recommendations!


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