Springtime is all blossoms, fresh air, and an undeniable feeling of new beginnings. After a long winter (especially this one!) the warm weather fills us with a renewed sense of hope.
And for many of us, springtime brings a new burst of motivation to pursue certain goals that may have fallen to the wayside, like reading more books. If this sounds like you, worry not: We rounded up 9 books that we can't wait to read this spring, and we know you'll want to add them to your Amazon cart.
The New Normal: A Roadmap to Resilience In the Pandemic Era
By Jennifer Ashton, MD, MS
Over the past year, how many times have you wondered: What are the long-term implications of this pandemic on my mental health, exactly? That's what Dr. Jennifer Ashton explores in her now book on what the mental health repercussions of the year have been, and how we can start to rebuild. Order it here.
The Hill We Climb
By Amanda Gorman
If you watched the 2021 inauguration, chances are you got chills from poet laureate Amanda Gorman's beautiful poem, "The Hill We Climb." In case you missed it—or simply want to relive her words over and over again—you can now purchase this gorgeous poem in book form. Order it here.
By Adam Grant
You may know psychologist Adam Grant from some of his other well-known books, and Think Again has us—for lack of a better word—thinking. In a nutshell, Grant's latest work explores the benefit of the ability to rethink and unlearn as an undervalued aspect of intelligence. Order it here.
The Midnight Library
By Matt Haig
Love fiction, or better yet, fantasy? Dive into The Midnight Library, which centers or Nora Seed, who finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that changes her life. Trust us, this is a novel you can really get lost in. Order it here.
Kisses and Croissants
By Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
If you're looking for some escapist, YA-esque fiction, look no further than Kisses and Croissants. This novel tells the story of an American ballerina who falls in love with a Parisian tour guide who suddenly finds herself struggling to navigate romance and her lifelong passion. Order it here.
First Responder: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Love on New York City's Front Lines
By Jennifer Murphy
EMT Jennifer Murphy's memoir on working the front lines during the pandemic is equal parts heartbreaking and illuminating as it explores issues of gender, race, and more. Order it here.
Little Pieces of Me
By Allison Hammer
It's 1975, and Betsy gets pregnant after cheating on her boyfriend in a one-night stand. Betsy keeps the father's identity a secret, but years later a DNA test reveals the truth about who her daughter Paige's father really is. This one's a page-turner that you won't want to miss. Order it here.
Second First Impressions
By Sally Thorne
If you're looking for a heartwarming tale after a tough year, look no further than Second First Impressions, which follows the story of a clerk and caretaker who meet at a retirement facility and fall in love. Order it here.
Why We Swim
By Bonnie Tsui
If you love to swim—or even if you don't—Why We Swim will fascinate you. It explain why we're drawn to water, and why we're not natural born swimmers, even if we can learn. Order it here.
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