Books for the season | Books + reading post
The air is so warm here in Tennessee and it's only February. I'm loving the fact that I'm sitting on the porch, the breeze blowing through the branches above and the birds are singing. It's a dream of a Saturday and I'm so grateful to have my weekends back after having worked most Saturdays this past year. I am definitely cherishing this unseasonably warm weather.
With that said, I am looking forward to all of my books I have picked out for the new season. Some I have read before and I am looking forward to re-reading. I used to read a lot more and the past few years I've been slacking in it. Since the summer months of 2017, I've been working hard to get into the habit of reading more, partly in hopes of grasping onto some sort of inspiration for my own writing - some of which I've been sharing here on this blog.
Anyways, here are my picks for spring 2018!
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - a re-read for me, and I'm so looking forward to picking it up again!
The Bookshop at Water's End by Patti Callahan Henry. I discovered Patti's work one day in McKay's (a huge used bookstore in Nashville). I picked up one of her books randomly and easily fell in love.
Emma by Jane Austen. I am definitely looking forward to picking up this classic this spring! It's been sitting on my shelf for a while now and I've been meaning to pick it up. It feels like the perfect spring-going-into-summer read.
Where the River Runs, another by Patti Callahan Henry. This is the first book that I found by Patti and the book that made me fall in love with her stories of the south. Looking forward to reading this one again!
I also hope to start writing more this upcoming season. My pile of empty journals has been growing and I'm thinking about how to use them for my inspiration. Do you have any journals that have been empty for so long because you're scared you'll ruin them? The lavender leather one pictured here was handmade by my mother in law and was a Christmas gift a couple years back. I wrote my name inside and that's as far as I got because I am waiting for the perfect things to write in it. Perhaps I will let that fear go and begin writing. It would be a shame to let it stay empty much longer.
Anyway, back on topic. I am so excited to dive into these books this spring. I'm also looking forward to sharing as I read them - you can follow my reading and reviews on my Goodreads, which is linked above with my social media links.