If you’re looking for a good book to read over Spring Break, look no further! My March reading list is full of ideas for all book lovers.
IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING!
I love Fall and Winter, but gosh, I get downright in the dumps after the holidays end. The sun has actually been shining the past few days, I’m wearing sandals, and everything feels just a little bit brighter. It doesn’t hurt that the kids are camping with their grandma and my husband and I are home alone, I am just saying.
My TBR (to be read) list is growing faster than I can keep up with — I’d love to read during the day but I just don’t have the time. So I end up reading right before bed and staying up WAYYYY to late because I don’t want to put it down. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up at 3 am with my Kindle in my lap and my glasses still on. Whoopsies.
I’ve got some good books on the list for this month and I’m excited to share them with you! If you’ve got vacation or a few lazy Spring Break days around the corner, add these to your list.
The Dry by Jane Harper
Apparently the screenplay to this book was purchased by Reese Witherspoon within days of its being published. Which was basically enough recommendation for me (speaking of — I am LOVING Big Little Lies on HBO). I actually finished this book about a week ago and really enjoyed it. Just suspenseful enough to keep me reading, with a lot of interesting characters and a great backdrop.
After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead.
Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.
The Futures by Anna Pitoniak
I’ve read a few suspense novels lately, so I was really looking for something with less gore and a bit more character driven. This debut novel has the benefit of taking place in New York, which is always a bonus for me. I love being transported to my favorite city in the world! This book also has the page-turning vibe I love without being a crime novel.
Julia and Evan fall in love as undergraduates at Yale. For Evan, a scholarship student from a rural Canadian town, Yale is a whole new world, and Julia–blond, beautiful, and rich–fits perfectly into the future he’s envisioned for himself. After graduation, and on the eve of the great financial meltdown of 2008, they move together to New York City, where Evan lands a job at a hedge fund. But Julia, whose privileged upbringing grants her an easy but wholly unsatisfying job with a nonprofit, feels increasingly shut out of Evan’s secretive world.
With the market crashing and banks failing, Evan becomes involved in a high-stakes deal at work–a deal that, despite the assurances of his Machiavellian boss, begins to seem more than slightly suspicious. Meanwhile, Julia reconnects with someone from her past who offers a glimpse of a different kind of love. As the economy craters, and as Evan and Julia spin into their separate orbits, they each find that they are capable of much more–good and bad–than they’d ever imagined.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
This book is the first in a triology that is apparently THE TRILOGY TO READ. Reviews are great (especially on book 2) and the plot definitely sounds intriguing. I love it when I find a series that Jon David and I can both read and discuss, so this will be a great choice for both of us.
Enter the world of Paige Mahoney, a gifted clairvoyant, a “dreamwalker”, in the year 2059. Her natural talents are considered treasonous under the current regime. Snatched away to a secret prison, she encounters another race, the Rephaim, creatures who wish to control the powers of Paige and those like her. One in particular will be assigned as her keeper, her trainer. But his motives are mysterious. To regain her freedom, Paige must learn to trust, in the prison where she is meant to die.
Tell me what you’ve been reading and loving lately!