Is it really spring, or are we being tricked? Because it snowed just a few days ago. Kentucky’s weather is always peculiar, but it has went to a different level this year. The cold weather has kept me in a hibernation mindset and all I want to do is binge-watch shows. But it’s time to ease into spring, which I have started by spring cleaning, getting rid of things, and I reorganizing my bedroom.
I always feel like I’m the most productive in every aspect of my life during the spring and fall. These are the seasons where I am in the midst of planning, organizing, decluttering, and learning to relax. In order to add something new to my life this year and try to get myself into reading more (once again). I’ve decided to spruce up my spring reading list by chooseing five categories of books to read this spring. Even if I read more than these five books, at least I have diversified my list. Some of these books I have listed before in reading lists in order to get myself to read more. I’m hopeful and I’ve already started reading the simplicity book!
the five types of books i want to read this spring:
1 | wellness
// EAT BEAUTIFUL: NOURISH YOUR SKIN FROM THE INSIDE OUT by wendy rowe.
World-renowned beauty and make-up expert Wendy Rowe knows skin inside out. In this refreshing beauty book, Wendy will teach you how to keep your skin healthy and let your inner and outer beauty shine. Split into the four seasons, this stunning book can be dipped in and out of, or followed like a seasonal plan, and will ensure that you achieve beautiful, radiant skin all year round.
2 | simplicity
// CHASING SLOW by erin loechner.
In Chasing Slow, Erin turns away from fast and fame and frenzy. Follow along as she blazes the trail toward a new-fashioned lifestyle—one that will refresh your perspective, renew your priorities, and shift your focus to the journey that matters most. Through a series of steep climbs—her husband’s brain tumor, bankruptcy, family loss, and public criticism—Erin learns just how much strength it takes to surrender it all, and to veer right into grace.
Life’s answers are not always hidden where they seem. It’s time to venture off the beaten path to see that we’ve already been given everything we need. We’ve already arrived. You see?
3 | style
// LOVE x STYLE x LIFE by garance doré.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you.
4 | fiction
// STAY CLOSE by harlan coben.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben proves that the past never truly fades away as the American dream becomes a nightmare in this shocking thriller.
Megan is a suburban soccer mom who once upon a time walked on the wild side. Ray used to be a talented documentary photographer, but now finds himself in a dead-end job posing as paparazzo. Broome is a detective who can’t let go of a cold case.
Three people living lives they never wanted are hiding secrets that even those closest to them would never suspect. And as each confronts the dark side of the American dream—the boredom of a nice suburban life, the excitement of temptation, the desperation and hunger that can lurk behind even the prettiest facades—they will discover the hard truth that the line between one kind of life and another can be as whisper-thin as a heartbeat.
5 | self-help
New York Times Bestseller
Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. Media titans and ceramicists, hoteliers and tattoo artists, comedians and architects—taken together, these profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.