Our Spring Reading List

Our Spring Reading List

Calling all bookworms. Our Spring Reading List has arrived, and it’s filled with all the titles you’ll want to read for those relaxing nights in or gorgeous days at the park. Our team is so excited about these reads—murder mysteries, love stories, even a travel guide—that you’ll devour just as quickly as we want to. Keep reading for 11 spring reads that you won’t be able to put down…

Our Spring Reading List

1. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Set in the Amazon Rainforest, Patchett’s novel is a story about morality and miracles, and science and sacrifice. If you’re looking for an innovative adventure story, this one is for you.

Our Spring Reading List

2. Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Looking for a spooky, chilling thriller? Mexican Gothic might be your next read. The novel follows Noemi Taboada, a glamourous debutante from Mexico City who receives a letter from her cousin begging for help from a perilous, mysterious doom. What happens next, well, you’ll just have to read to find out.

Our Spring Reading List

3. The Guest Book by Sarah Blake

The Guest Book is a saga that follows the lives and legacy of one unforgettable family that lives on their retreat in Crockett’s Island. Poignant and exquisite, Blake examines the mistakes each generation makes and how they come to terms with their past.

Babalola’s Love in Color retells popular love stories from our history and mythology in a new and vivacious way. From West African folktales and Greek myths to legends from the Middle East, Babalola’s tales are a celebration of love in all its forms.

Our Spring Reading List

5. Klara and The Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

From Nobel Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and The Sun is his latest novel that focuses on Klara, an Artificial Friend hoping a customer will choose her to bring home. Through Klara, Ishiguro’s novel ponders an important question: what does it mean to love?

6. Scorpionfish by Natalie Bakopoulos

Set against the backdrop of Athens, Scorpionfish is a novel about loss, love, and endless possibilities. Mira, after the death of her parents, returns home to Athens, and when she befriends her new neighbor, a longtime ship captain, she confides in him the details and stories of her life.

Our Spring Reading List

7. Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian

A hilarious and moving coming-of-age-story, Gold Diggers follows Neil Narayan, a second-generation teenager trying to bear the weight of his Asian American family’s expectations. After discovering that his neighborhood crush, Anita Dayal, is the beneficiary of an ancient alchemist potion made from stolen gold, Neil is able to use this “lemonade” to help him get ahead in life. However, as the years pass, Neil finds he may need more to find success, despite the costs.

8. World Travel: An Irreverent Guide by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever

Written by the late Anthony Bourdain and his assistant, Laurie Woolever, World Travel is a guide to some of the world’s most incredible places in Bourdain’s own words. From frank recommendations to essays that go in depth about the beauty of a place, World Travel gives you the chance to experience the world through Bourdain’s eyes too.

Our Spring Reading List

9. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manasala

We can’t wait to read this humorous and sharp murder mystery. Arsenic and Adobo follows Lily Macapagal, who after a break up, moves back home to help revive her Tita Rosie’s failing restaurant. However, when a nasty food critic {that’s also her ex-boyfriend} dies unexpectedly, Lily becomes the prime suspect.

Our Spring Reading List

10. When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

Get ready for a psychological thriller you won’t be able to put down. Cole’s novel follows Sydney Greene, a Brooklyn native who finds her community increasingly gentrified day-by-day. One day, Sydney finds Theo, an unwanted and unlikely assistant that moves to her block. However, Sydney and Theo find that their neighborhood’s gentrification may be far more sinister than advertised.

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11. Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Interior Chinatown is a story of assimilation, immigration, and pop culture written in an inventive and satirical way. Willis Wu is always in the background of a scene, but he dreams to act in the most respected role someone like him can find: Kung Fu Guy. However, when he somehow stumbles into the spotlight, he discovers the secret history of Chinatown and the buried legacy of his own family.

Which books are you most excited to read? What’s currently on your spring reading list?

We’re all ears for more book recommendations, so let us know in the comments below.

XO Team LC

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