Hello my darlings. Spring is in the air, which means that spring book releases are officially here. I plan on speaking on a few books that I look forward to reading in the future and maybe you can add to your book list or to be read pile. I have created a list of 10 books ranging from different genres to give you a little bit of a variety. Spring can bring out a new mood and why not add a new book that was just recently released. Some of these books you can find physically or you can choose to download an e-book version.
Title: Black Girl, Call Home
Author: Jasmine Mans
Synopsis: "From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identity. With echoes of Gwendolyn Brooks and Sonia Sanchez, Mans writes to call herself—and us—home. Each poem explores what it means to be a daughter of Newark, and America—and the painful, joyous path to adulthood as a young, queer Black woman."
Title: A Funny Kind of Paradise
Author: Jo Owens
Synopsis: "When her husband left her with a baby, a toddler and a fledgling business, Francesca managed--she wasn't always gentle or patient, but the business thrived and Chris and Angelina had food to eat. At nearly 70, she feels she's earned a peaceful retirement. But when a massive stroke leaves her voiceless, partially paralyzed and wholly reliant on the staff of an extended care facility, it seems her freedom is lost. However, Francesca is still clear-headed and sharp, and she knows one thing: she wants to live."
Title: The Lamplighters
Author: Emma Stonex
Synopsis: "Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of 3 lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast-- and the wives who were left beyond."
Title: Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Boy
Author: Emmanuel Acho
Availability: Available May 4, 2021
Synopsis: "Approaching every awkward, taboo, and uncomfortable question with openness and patience, Emmanuel Acho connects his own experience with race and racism―from attending majority-white prep schools to his time in the NFL playing on majority-black football teams―to insightful lessons in black history and black culture."
Title: The Dating Plan
Author: Sara Desai
Synopsis: "Daisy Patel is a software engineer who understands lists and logic better than bosses and boyfriends. With her life all planned out, and no interest in love, the one thing she can't give her family is the marriage they expect. Left with few options, she asks her childhood crush to be her decoy fiancé."
Title: The Conductors
Author: Nicole Glover
Synopsis: "Hetty Rhodes and her husband, Benjy, were conductors on the Underground Railroad, ferrying dozens of slaves to freedom with daring, cunning, and magic that draws its power from the constellations. With the war over, those skills find new purpose as they solve mysteries and murders that white authorities would otherwise ignore."
Title: Northern Spy: A Novel
Author: Flynn Berry
Synopsis: "A producer at the BBC and mother to a new baby, Tessa is at work in Belfast one day when the news of another raid comes on the air. The IRA may have gone underground in the two decades since the Good Friday Agreement, but they never really went away, and lately bomb threats, security checkpoints, and helicopters floating ominously over the city have become features of everyday life. As the news reporter requests the public's help in locating those responsible for the robbery, security footage reveals Tessa's sister, Marian, pulling a black ski mask over her face."
Title: Do Your Best Every Day to Do Your Best Every Day: Encouraging Words from John Cena
Author: John Cena Illustrations: Susanna Harris
Genre: Growing Up / Children
Synopsis: "In this colorfully illustrated book of encouragements, John Cena urges young readers to be who they are, act to make the world a better place, and never stop striving. Aimed at elementary and middle schoolers, but fun and fitting for readers of any age, John's inspiring perspective and thoughtful advice are perfect for milestones like graduations, new siblings, and other big life moments, as well as for anyone who could use a little boost."
Title: Witches Steeped in Gold
Author: Ciannon Smart
Availability: Available April, 20 2021
Synopsis: "Divided by their order. United by their vengeance. Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom—and vengeance. Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power. Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain—except the lengths they will go to win this game."
Title: The Lost Apothecary
Author: Sarah Penner
Synopsis: "Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in their lives. But the apothecary’s fate is jeopardized when her newest patron, a precocious twelve-year-old, makes a fatal mistake, sparking a string of consequences that echo through the centuries."
This Spring season has a lot of books that are exciting to read and I can't wait to devour one of these books in the future. I hope that you were able to find something that you want to read and enjoy every minute of your reading session during this Spring season. If you would like to hear my thoughts, tune in to my podcast for me discussing these books in detail below. Happy Reading!