I’m doing the Spring Tag hosted by Beyond The Book Reviews and I’m Mad For Books, Luv I hope you have fun with this. I know I did. And as usual, my post contains affiliate links. When you buy from my links, I earn money. Thank you.
What’s your Spring TBR? –
“A Fatal Grace” by Louise Penny – This is the second book in Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series. It’s a cozy mystery set in the small village of Three Pines, Quebec, where a murder has taken place during a holiday party.
“The Hunting Party” by Lucy Foley – This thriller takes place during a New Year’s Eve celebration in a remote Scottish lodge. As the snow piles up and the guests become stranded, tensions rise and a murder occurs.
“Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – This horror novel is set in 1950s Mexico and follows a young socialite who travels to a decaying mansion to check on her cousin, who has recently married into the family. But the family and the house hold dark secrets.
“Meddling Kids” by Edgar Cantero – This horror-comedy is a riff on the classic Scooby-Doo formula, as a group of now-grown-up teen detectives return to the scene of their biggest case to confront a real supernatural threat.
“The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires” by Grady Hendrix – This horror-comedy that combines vampire lore with 90s Southern housewife culture. A group of book club members must band together to fight a charismatic and dangerous newcomer to their neighborhood.
If someone asked you for a Spring release recommendation, what book would it be?
I would recommend “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah.
“The Four Winds” is a historical fiction novel set during the Great Depression in the United States. It follows the story of Elsa, a woman who leaves her home in Texas with her two children to escape the Dust Bowl and search for a better life in California. Along the way, she faces numerous challenges and struggles to keep her family together.
Kristin Hannah is a bestselling author known for her emotionally resonant storytelling and compelling characters, and “The Four Winds” has already received positive reviews for its vivid portrayal of a difficult time in American history.
Which two books are you eagerly awaiting that release within the next two months?
“The Mimicking of Known Successes” by Malka Older releases March 17. The description “sapphic Sherlockian mystery set in space” is one of the best I’ve ever heard. A missing person investigation that Investigator Mossa takes on takes her to a university in the Valdegeld colony on Jupiter. Here, she meets up again with Pleiti, an Earth expert who was once Mossa’s girlfriend. Old emotions resurface when Pleiti is asked by Mossa for assistance in cracking the case.
“Vera Wong’s Unsolicited Advice for Murderers” by Jesse Q. Sutanto releases March 14.
It’s difficult for me to express how eager I am for this book. It appears to be a ton of fun! An elderly tea shop owner named Vera Wong feels like something is missing from her life when she isn’t monitoring her son.
Enter a dead body that Vera discovered in her store. She decides to solve his murder on her own after observing that the corpse was holding a flash drive. But who among her clients was responsible for the crime? Knowing them is the only way to learn more.
Which character would make a great Easter bunny?
That’s an interesting question! When it comes to book characters who might make great Easter bunnies, there are a few that come to mind:
- Peter Rabbit from “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter – Peter Rabbit is a beloved character from children’s literature who is known for his mischievous adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. With his cute and cuddly appearance and his ability to hop around, he could make a great Easter bunny.
- Bunnicula from “Bunnicula” by Deborah and James Howe – Bunnicula is a vampire rabbit who sucks the juice out of vegetables, and his unique personality could make him an interesting choice for an Easter bunny. While he might be a bit unconventional, he could add a fun twist to the traditional Easter bunny character.
- Harvey from “Harvey” by Mary Chase – Harvey is a six-foot-tall invisible rabbit who is the best friend of a man named Elwood. While he might not be a traditional Easter bunny, his larger-than-life personality and gentle spirit could make him a great candidate for the role.
Overall, any character with a playful and friendly personality who loves to hop around and spread joy could make a great Easter bunny.
What book makes you think of Spring?
“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
“The Secret Garden” tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young girl who moves to her uncle’s house in England after being orphaned in India. She discovers a secret garden on the property that has been locked up for years and, with the help of her friend Dickon and her cousin Colin, she works to bring it back to life.
The book is often associated with springtime because it is a story of growth, renewal, and the power of nature to heal. As Mary and her friends work to restore the garden, they also begin to heal emotionally and find happiness in their lives. The book’s themes of transformation and new beginnings make it a great choice for reading during the spring season.
Name a cover with flowers on it.
One book cover that comes to mind with flowers on it is “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The cover features a beautiful photograph of a bouquet of colorful flowers, including roses, daisies, and lilies, against a soft pastel background. The cover’s design and imagery are fitting for the novel, which tells the story of a young woman named Victoria who uses the language of flowers to communicate with others and navigate the challenges of her life. Overall, the cover is striking and eye-catching, and it effectively captures the themes of the novel.
Which two characters would you want to go on an Easter egg hunt with?
Two book characters who would be fun to go on an Easter egg hunt with:
- Willy Wonka from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl – Willy Wonka is known for his playful and imaginative personality, and he would likely come up with some creative and exciting ways to search for Easter eggs. He would also likely have a few surprises up his sleeve, which would make the Easter egg hunt even more memorable.
- Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – Hermione Granger is a clever and resourceful character who would be great at solving Easter egg hunt clues and puzzles. She is also a loyal friend and would make the Easter egg hunt fun and exciting for everyone involved.
Overall, these two characters would make a great team for an Easter egg hunt, bringing their unique personalities and strengths to the game.
Which book did you enjoy that had a Springish cover?
“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The cover of “The Signature of All Things” features a beautiful botanical illustration of flowers, vines, and leaves in various shades of green, which gives a fresh and lively feel to the cover. The book itself is set in the 19th century and tells the story of Alma Whittaker, a young botanist who is passionate about the study of plants and the natural world.
The story of Alma’s life is intimately connected to the natural world and the changing seasons, and the book’s themes of growth, renewal, and discovery make it a perfect read for the spring season. Additionally, the lush and detailed descriptions of plants and flowers throughout the novel make it a great choice for readers who enjoy nature writing. Overall, “The Signature of All Things” is a wonderful book with a Springish cover that is sure to delight many readers.
What is your favorite contemporary author?
Grady Hendrix is a contemporary author known for his unique blend of horror, humor, and nostalgia. He has written several popular books, including “Horrorstör,” “My Best Friend’s Exorcism,” and “The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires.” His writing is often characterized by witty and irreverent humor, as well as an affectionate nostalgia for the pop culture of the 1980s and 1990s.
Many readers enjoy Hendrix’s books for their combination of horror and humor, which can be both terrifying and laugh-out-loud funny. Additionally, his writing often incorporates themes of friendship, loyalty, and the power of human connection, which give his stories a heart and depth that resonates with many readers.
Overall, Grady Hendrix is a popular and highly regarded contemporary author whose unique voice and style have won him many fans.
Well, that was fun. I hope you enjoyed it and found some new books to read. Let me know what you think of them.
Totally agree about Bunnicula!
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