Asking Yourself ‘What Should I Read Next’? Get Inspired With My Spring List: 16 Books to Dive Into This Season…

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16 Books For Spring

From the opioid epidemic and World War ll, to notable women and a community struggling in a small village in Africa…there is much to learn and explore in my spring book picks. All are interesting choices for book clubs and equally appealing for your weekend getaway or the afternoons in the backyard! Surprisingly, there are no debuts on this list – all are written by published authors with some experience and surely there will be inspiring options for everyone! So if you are asking yourself, “what should I read next?”, take a chance on some of the choices below – you won’t be disappointed!

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Say Nothing – non fiction about the Sackler Family and the making and marketing of Oxycontin

Love Like That

Love Like That by Emma Duffy-Comparone – unforgettable short story collection about women

The Rose Code

The Rose Code by Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network and The Huntress – historical fiction about women code breakers and a spy

A Million Reasons Why

A Million Reasons Why by Jessica Strawser, author of Almost Missed You – fiction about two strangers linked by a mail-in DNA test

The Women of Chateau Lafayette

The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray- historical fiction taking place during World War ll and based on a true story of a castle in France

Good Company

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest – about the bonds of marriage and friendship (Jenna Bush Hager’s April book club pick)

Sunflower Sisters

Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls and Lost Roses – historical fiction about nurses and spies and strong women in the United States set during the Civil War at a time of racial unjust

Unsettled Ground

Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller, author of Swimming Lessons – fiction about middle aged twins and their fight to survive in a dangerous world

The Good Sister

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth, author of The Mother-In Law and The Family Next Door– domestic thriller about the bond between twin sisters, tumultuous childhoods and a sinister secret

Book Nation by Jen Review

In Times of Rain and War

In Times of Rain and War by Cameron Wright, author of The Rent Collector – historical fiction about an American soldier and a German woman living a secret life in World War ll London


Eternal by Lisa Scottoline – historical fiction about a love triangle in World War ll Rome

Half Life

Half Life by Jillian Cantor, author or In Another Time – historical fiction, the reimagined life of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie


Libertie by Kaitlyn Greenidge, author or We Love You, Charlie Freeman – historical fiction about what freedom means for a Black woman in the reconstruction era

When the Stars Go Dark

When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife – about a missing person’s detective and an unsolved murder

The Bohemians

The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik, author of Song of a Captive Bird – historical fiction about photographer Dorothea Lange in 1920s San Francisco

How Beautiful We Were

How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers – about a small African village and an American oil company

More Great Lists

Here are a few more book lists to check out for ideas on what to read next!

Sybil’s Latest List

Books By Women

Books for 2021

Books for Men


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