It’s springtime here in New Zealand, which means more daylight hours for reading IMO. Here are some great books that have made it onto my Springtime reading list. Although I think you should all check them out, no matter where you are on this planet.
Ache – Eliza Henry Jones (RRP: $35.00 NZD)
A fire tore through the mountains. Her grandmother died. She just made it out alive, on her horses back, with her daughter in her arms. Now her life will never be the same. Her daughter Pippa, now wants to be called Phillip. Phillip is playing up, not listening, acting strange. She won’t give up her green scarf for anything, using it as a security blanket.
Will a trip back up those mountains, to her childhood home help her daughter? Will seeing her home, half destroyed by the winds from the fire – cure her child? All she can do is try.
Beren and Lúthein – J. R. R. Tolkien (RRP: $49.99 NZD)
Ever had a book thats so pretty, you didn’t want to bend the spine? J. R. R. Tolkien’s – Beren And Lúthien is so beautifully illustrated inside and out, that I hardly opened whilst reading it. There was no way I was going to bend this spine! This amazing story is a must for all Tolkien fans. Edited by his son, Christopher Tolkien and illustrations by Alan Lee, I legit haven’t seen a prettier book in my life.
Sycamore – Bryn Chancellor (RRP: $35.00 NZD)
How do I begin? How do I review such an emotional read?
Jess Winters. 17, confused, lost, in love with a man old enough to be her father, and missing – for 18 years. Her mother Maud, always knew she was close. Why would she run off? Jess wasn’t like that. Sure, she had her teenaged moments of rebellion. Who wouldn’t after seeing their father run off with a younger woman and start a new family?
Jess was smart, beautiful and reliant. She was hard working, and lonely. She had a best friend, Dani. But that was lost when everyone found out Jess’s secret. No, Maud knew she was close. She knew she wouldn’t’ve run away.
By far my favourite of the 3, Sycamore had me enthralled from page 1. If you only have time to read 1 novel this Spring, make sure it’s Sycamore.
What books are on your Springtime reading list? Let us know in the comments below!
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing me with these amazing reads