Three books to read this spring | Part II: Rainy days mood

Dear reader,

It’s time to continue those spring book recommendations blog posts! I don’t know what’s the weather like where you live, but here in Paris it’s raining like crazy for ten minutes, then the sun is shining bright, then it’s raining again…

So today I‘ll be recommending you spring books for when you’re living a rainy day.


Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

I don’t know why but on rainy days I love to read classics, and Jane Austen is always a good idea. Mansfield Park isn’t one of my favourites from her but I still really enjoyed it. It somehow feels like spring to me but to be honest most of Jane Austen novels feel like spring to me. If you’re looking for a classic to read this spring, you may want to consider this one!

Summary: Adopted into the household of her uncle, Sir Thomas Bertram, Fanny Price grows up a meek outsider among her cousins in the unaccustomed elegance of Mansfield Park. Soon after Sir Thomas absents himself on estate business in Antigua (the family’s investment in slavery and sugar is considered in the Introduction in a new, post-colonial light), Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive at Mansfield, bringing with them London glamour, and the seductive taste for flirtation and theatre that precipitates a crisis.

Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Who wouldn’t want to read a geeky retelling of Cinderella while it’s pouring outside? Geekerella isn’t the perfect novel in any way but it’s so cute and cheesy, it’ll definitely make you feel warmer inside while it’s so cold outside.

Summary: Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfieldmovie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

The Fever King by Victoria Lee

If you’re looking for an amazing sci-fi duology to get into, then you should definitely check out The Fever King. It’s not exactly spring-like but it sure will do the trick while it’s raining outside. It’ll keep you into the edge of your sit throughout the entire read.

Summary: In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear.

Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.


And that’s it!

What books would you recommend for a spring rainy day?

Love always,

Clara

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