Fresh Spring Fiction: 10 Books to Add to Your List This Season

Another season, another list of fresh books to get started are! Here are ten books that I’m especially excited about this spring!

Spring Reading List

Spring 2021 Books!

Spring has officially sprung! I know it feels like we say this every year, but it’s never felt more true: we could really use a little springtime. Beyond just the sunnier days and warmer temperatures, I’m personally looking forward to adding some fresh stories to my life this spring. With more daylight comes more hours to spend digging into new books, and I am very excited to share these with you. 

The Dating Plan by Sara Desai: Everyone needs a little dose of fun and romance to help kick off the spring and summer seasons — and for that, I’d recommend The Dating Plan! An Amazon Editor’s Pick, the novel takes us along for a crazy ride with main character Daisy Patel, who asks a childhood crush to pretend to be her fiance in order to manage her family’s expectations of her. You probably think you already know how it’s going to end — and you might be right! — but it will be such a treat to find out how we’ll get there. 

Act Your Age, Eve Brown: A Novel by Talia Hibbert: Over the last few years, author Talia Hibbert has gained quite a fan base with her Brown Sisters series. At the beginning of this third installment, Eve Brown manages to ruin a wedding and realizes that she needs to grow up and move past her hot mess ways. When she meets Type A bread and breakfast owner Jacob Wayne while interviewing for a job to help her turn her life around, it might just be the ultimate case of opposites attract. (And yes, you can absolutely enjoy this book if you haven’t read the others in the series yet.)

The Push: A Novel by Ashley Audrain: No Lexi’s Clean Living book list would be complete without at least one amazing thriller! The Push was Good Morning America’s book club pick earlier this year and I have personally heard so many people buzzing about it already. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be left out of that buzz! The Push is a psychological thriller about motherhood and relationships and the way we see ourselves and it’s absolutely a must-read for this spring. 

The Rose Code: A Novel by Kate Quinn: Fans of historical fiction and any book in which fabulous, brilliant women take center stage — this is the spring read for you! In The Rose Code, bestselling author Kate Quinn introduces us to three women who are mysteriously summoned to an English country estate as the British are preparing to fight the Nazis. The women come from wildly different backgrounds, but they’ve been called to the estate to be trained as military code breakers. The book follows their journeys from 1940 to 1947… and you’re not going to be able to put it down. 

What’s Mine and Yours by Naima Coster: I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but if I were to totally ignore that rule, I would easily assume that this one is top-notch. It’s practically a piece of art! More than that, though, What’s Mine and Yours is a novel about the real effects of racism and segregation in communities, as well as the people who experience them. Author Naima Coster takes readers into the minds of individuals on both sides of the issue, offering a uniquely personal perspective. Her storytelling in this book has already earned her a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, as well as a selection by Jenna Bush Hager and the Today Show Book Club. 

Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron: Does this title already have you hooked? Yeah… I figured. Between the intriguing title and the super fun cover, I’m pretty sure you’ll find this fresh new romance totally irresistible, but here are a few more details if you need them: Accidentally Engaged stars a sourdough-baking superstar named Reena Manji who is not nearly as in control of her love life as she is of her kitchen. She’s feeling a lot of pressure from her family to get married, and despite her misgivings, she decides to fake an engagement to one of their “Good Muslim Husband” candidates so they can participate in a couples’ cooking competition. Cooking and an unlikely romance? Sounds like a great spring reading recipe.

The Lost Apothecary: A Novel by Sarah Penner: The Lost Apothecary became a New York Times bestseller right after it was published last month. It also gained attention and rave reviews from Oprah.com, Popsugar, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and more. In it, we explore an eighteenth-century London where a secret apothecary shop sells well-disguised poisons only intended for use by women against oppressive, abusive men. Penner tells the story of the apothecary, along with a parallel narrative of a woman living in present-day London who discovers clues about it. Part suspense, part straight-up girl power, The Lost Apothecary will draw you right in. 

The Divines: A Novel by Ellie Eation: Published earlier this year, The Divines got a ton of love from Entertainment Weekly, Harper’s BAZAAR, Refinery 29, Bustle, Vulture, and E! Online. I can’t resist that kind of buzz, and this book doesn’t disappoint! It’s set at an elite English boarding school years after the main character Josephine has graduated… and who doesn’t love to read about boarding schools? The Divines touches on class, memory, female identity, and more. Plus, it has a really beautiful cover. 

The Wedding Game by Meghan Quinn: Is there anything juicier than reality TV? Love it or hate it (or love to hate it), you have to admit that the whole genre is pretty fascinating… and bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s latest romance novel gives readers a front row seat! The Wedding Game features a jaded divorce lawyer, a DIY wedding competition show, a crafting expert, and so many other fun elements that are sure to make it a new favorite. 

Every Last Fear: A Novel by Alex Finlay: Just in case you still need a little more thriller in your life, allow me to give a shoutout to Every Last Fear. It’s always fun to see a brand new author get tons of attention for their first book, and that’s exactly what’s happening for Alex Finlay. If you love family drama mixed with a whole lot of bone-chilling suspense, Every Last Fear deserves a spot at the top of your book stack this season. 

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April 2, 2021

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