The season for book preview events have started up again so continuing my “must read” series that I had begun for the Fall and Winter books, I’m excited to share with everyone some of my most highly anticipated books for the Spring season! I love how much diversity is shown on the covers (and the colour blue.. apparently…) let alone the stories themselves. (And just wait till you see what’s coming for the summer months!)
04/08 – How to Be a Bawse by Lilly Singh (Penguin Random House) – Non-Fiction
- Subtitle to this book is “The Guide to Conquering Life”. Love the empowerment and motivational message
- Lilly is THE Bawse. So charismatic and delightful!
04/11 – The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (Harper Collins) – Young Adult (YA)
- From the author of Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda (which I LOVED)
- Fraternal twins, Molly & Cassie, different in looks and personality
- Molly has had many crushes but never has the nerve to act on them while Cassie is confident with the girls she likes.
- Simon from Albertalli’s first book makes a brief cameo!
04/11 – The Takedown by Corrie Wang (Freeform) – YA
- Fascinating premise about how things can spread and go viral on social media.
- A scandalous video gets circulated around of the protagonist and a teacher, only it’s not her in the video.
05/02 – Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Penguin Random House) – Adult Fiction/Thriller
- From the author of The Girl on the Train
- I can’t believe I forgot to include this book when I initially posted this list. I love a good griplit and really liked Girl on the Train, so I’m very excited to check out this new book.
- A woman is found dead in the river, joining a teenager who had met the same fate earlier that year. They are not the only women to have succumbed to the waters.
05/02 – Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster) – YA
- From the author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (and many more)
- The highly-anticipated third installment of the series
- Jenny Han will be doing a book signing in Vancouver and Toronto next week!
05/09 – Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy (Harper Collins) – YA
- From the author of last year’s hit novel Dumplin’
- Similar to protagonist from Dumplin’, Ramona stands out amongst her peers. She is unique and strives to be something more than what her life is like now.
There are so many great books coming out on this one particular day that I had to make it a category all to itself!
5/30 – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (Simon & Schuster) YA
- I have heard nothing but great things about this meet-cute story!
- About two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for their marriage
5/30 – Romancing the Throne by Nadine Jolie Courtney (Harper Collins) YA
- A modern girl-meets-prince story full of secrets, social-climbing and scandal
- Possibly inspired by sisters Kate & Pippa Middleton
5/30 – I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maureen Goo (Raincoast Books) YA
- Main character isn’t well-versed in flirting so she takes her cues from Korean dramas
- The story sounds delightful and charming!
5/30 – Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (Harper Collins) YA
- Eliza is shy in the real world, but famous online with her web comic series. What happens when her secret online life meets her offline life.
- Book has illustrations from Eliza’s web series
- Okay so technically not May 30th, but one day later. How can I resist the gorgeous House edition to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter?? (I mean, of course I need a 4th version of Philosopher’s Stone.. Slytherin one of course 😉 )
- House Editions: Gryffindor | Hufflepuff | Ravenclaw | Slytherin
Which books are you most excited for this Spring season?