We are at the end of another season and that means that it is time for another seasonal reads post. In case you don’t know what this is, essentially at the end of each season I make a post talking all about the books that I have read and loved throughout that season. essentially, it is like a cross between a seasonal wrap up post and a recommendation one. I hope that that makes sense. So, without further ado, here are the books that I have been loving this spring!
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
This is a very recent addition to this list. I had never had any intention of reading this book but after binge watching the whole of the new TV adaptation and completely falling in love with it I knew that I needed to read the book. and my god did I love it! this is such an utterly unique story, it is unlike anything that I have ever read before or will ever read again. I can 100% see why so many people have loved it for such a long time. It is an incredible book that you all need to read!
High Rise JG Ballard
This was a wholly unexpected book for me. I picked it up on complete whim and just fell in love with it. It’s such a complex story with so much going on. this book delves into the human psyche and explores what would happen to humanity without the confined of society and its norms. It is a truly wonderful book. It is dark and gritty and so much more than I was expecting. I read it in a single sitting, I couldn’t put it down. Also, the audiobook is read by the Incredible Tom Hiddleston, which just makes it even better
Loki: Agent Of Asgard – Trust Me by Al Ewing
I don’t often read comics, but given my love for all things Loki, I knew that I needed to read this one. This story follows Marvels Loki after he has been reborn. He is working for his mother and, as always, walking the line between good and bad. Trust Me contains the first five comics in the story and I freaking loved it. I read the whole collection in just one sitting. It is packed full of adventure and mischief, mystery and oh so much Loki. I cannot wait to get a copy of the next bind up in the series. If you like Loki, even if you don’t generally read comics, you should 100% pick up this collection!
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
This book contains the most honest and accurate portrayal of anxiety that I have ever read. it is incredible. so good that it was almost triggering to my own anxiety! This book follows 16-year-old Aza as she tried to uncover the mystery of the disappearance of her crushes father, all while trying to live with anxiety and OCD. This is a truly brilliant book. while I didn’t love the storyline, the portrayal of mental illness was so unbelievably spot on. the best that I have ever read. so that reason alone, everyone needs to read this book.
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
Angie Thomas is officially the queen of the hard hitting contemporary novel. She isn’t afraid to talk about the hard stuff and tackle the big problems. On The Come Up follows 16-year-old Bri, an inspiring rapper, as she tries to start her career and follow in her father’s footsteps. But this book is also so much more. it tackles racial inequality, gang violence, poverty, grief, sexuality, drug abuse and so much more. it is an incredibly powerful book. while it doesn’t live up to its predecessor (nothing will ever match The Hate U Give) it is still a brilliant book that the whole world needs to read.
Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe
This is a stunning collection of poetry. I whizzed through it. Where I Ache explores the themes of love and betrayal, grief and depression, heartbreak and healing. It is a really moving collection. It is beautifully writing and so evocative. I felt so much while reading this book. if you like Rupi Kaur, you will love Megan O’Keeffe.
Daisy Jones And The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Have you ever wondered what it is truly like to be in a rock band? Then this is the book for you. Daisy Jones And The Six follows the career and lives of the fictional band by the same name through the highs and lows of fame and life. told in an interview format this book feels almost like none fiction. I listened to the audiobook for it and it honestly felt like I was listening to a podcast. I loved it. it is such a unique story and I can understand why it is getting so much hype. It is brilliant.
Mary Poppins by P L Travers
How did I never read this book growing up? Mary Poppins is the classic children’s book and I am so glad that I have finally read it. it is everything that I expected it to be and more. it is jam packed full of magic and adventure and some really important life lessons. I read it in a single sitting and loved every second of it. If you never read it growing up, I highly recommend reading it now. It is such a good story.
And there we have it. those are all of the book that I have read, and loved, over the last few months. What has been your favourite read of spring? I hope that you have enjoyed todays post and I will see you all again very soon.