Spring Reading List

I keep a shelf in my house for the books that are calling my name. Here’s what it looks like right now:


Current ReadsThe Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert, which gets better and better as I make my way through it. I haven’t been rooting for a woman protagonist this hard for a long time– Alma’s setbacks are making me angrily clean my kitchen! I have faith, though, that she’ll reinvent herself yet again. I also started Human Acts, by Han Kang, but I don’t think I’ll finish it. I think it’s a little too dark for me at the moment, but the writing is beautiful.

For School: There Are No Children Here, by Alex Kotlowitz, is the nonfiction book I’ve chosen to read alongside my AP students for their independent reading project. I rarely read nonfiction, so I’m interested to see how well I can get into the habit. And another class will soon be reading Lord of the Flies, so along with Elie Wiesel’s Night, I’ll need to do a rereading alongside my unit planning.

TBR for Spring: Now– the exciting ones. The books that I’m excited to read this spring and summer. Some have been on this shelf a long time and some jumped out at me at the library. You’ll notice a preponderance of women authors, and I’m hoping that many of these stories are about discovering, reinventing, or rescuing oneself.

Like Water For Chocolate – Laura Esquivel (a re-read, and one that merits its own post) 

Five Quarters of the Orange – Joanne Harris

Song of a Captive Bird – Jasmin Dapznik

Year of Wonders – Geraldine Brooks

The Buddha in the Attic – Julie Otsuka

The Painted Drum – Louise Erdrich (one of my all-time favorite authors)

Girl Waits with Gun and Lady Cop Makes Trouble – Amy Stewart (these look so fun!) 

Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

Afterimage – Helen Humphreys (becoming a fan of hers after The Lost Garden)

The Steady Running of the Hour – Justin Go

The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

Possession – A.S. Byatt

The rest of the books on the shelf are more adventurous and far-reaching: perfect for summer. 🙂 Let me know in the comments if you’ve got reviews of these or if there’s a book you’re dying to read this spring!




3 thoughts on “Spring Reading List

  1. Viola Bleu April 15, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    Lovely titles. I’ve got ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ – hardback too 👌🏼😀

    So I’d like to read that. I’m presently on the second of JoJo Moyes’ trilogy about Lou Clark and her journey will Will Traynor…. 😥. Love JoJo’s writing.

    A Vanity Fair is always good!


    • Nora Pace April 15, 2018 / 12:42 pm

      Viola- a friend gave me Little Fires Everywhere, so I’m definitely going to read it soon. And yes– we Americans need our Vanity Fair– keeps us politically sane in this era of YIKES.

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      • Viola Bleu April 15, 2018 / 1:44 pm

        Oh Lordy… May God bless us all 🙏🏼😳
        Keep reading it. I haven’t bought a copy for years; you’ve inspired me to do so.


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