20 Blissful Books to Read in Spring Season (2023)

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Wondering which books to read in Spring season? We have a diverse list that’s Spring inspired just for you.

Spring marks a new beginning, where flowers bloom, the sun shines on us and everything seems lively.

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In this list of books to Read in Spring, you’ll find books set in Spring season that give off springtime vibes because of its cover, characters, setting and plot.

These books will also give you options to choose from for the Spring Reading Challenge for Adults. 

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20 Books to Read in Spring Season

1. Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

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Many historical romance novels (especially in the regency era) are set in spring.

Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas is one of them. The story is set in the spring season and it is the fourth book of Kleypas’ famous Wallflowers series. 

The novel tells the story of Daisy Bowman, the youngest of the Bowman sisters and the only one who is still unmarried. Her father tells her, if she is still unmarried by the end of the season, she will have to marry Matthew Swift.

She strongly dislikes Matthew, but when he uses his wits and charms on her, she can’t help but feel like she is falling for him and the marriage ultimatum given by her father does not seem that bad after all.

But when a scandal comes to surface, things change for Matthew and Daisy.

2. Sweet Bean Paste

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Sweet Bean Paste is a Japanese novel by Durian Sukegawa. 

Just like its title, this book is a sweet and heartwarming story about the unlikely friendship between a 73-year-old sweetmaker and his new assistant. 

The novel explores how food brings people together. I’m recommending this book on this list of Spring books because of the cover that’s beautifully illustrated with sakuras and the vibe this books gives off is cozy. 

Plus, it’ll make a great short story read for adults in spring season.

3. She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai

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She and Her Cat is a translated Japanese novel that consists of four short stories. Each story follows a cat and its owner. 

As readers move from one story to another, they realize that all of the cats and characters are connected to each other.

Although this book is set in all four seasons, spring is prominent. This book will also make a quick spring read for busy adults.

This short book was an interesting read as readers get to read some parts of the book from a cat’s point of view. I was surprised that I learned a lot about cats from this book

4. Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

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This list will not be complete without Lore Olympus, a famous Webtoon turned into a graphic novel that features the Greek Goddess of Spring, Persephone.

What I really like about this graphic novel is the art style. It is so unique as each god/goddess has their own colour, Persephone being pink (representing spring and life) while Hades is blue (representing the dead and winter). 

Currently, there are four volumes to the series, but there will eventually be more volumes as the Webtoon is still ongoing. Checkout my review on Lore Olympus Volume 1!

If you’re a fan of Greek Mythology, opposites attract trope, grumpy-sunshine trope and a classic Hades-Persephone retelling, pick this book up immediately!

Read More: 11 Books And Webtoons Like Lore Olympus To Start Reading Today

5. Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey

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Secretly Yours is the first book of a duology by Tessa Bailey. This book is a contemporary romance novel set in a vineyard and everything about it screams spring!

The main character Hallie is a gardener and florist that owns Becca Blooms, she gets a second chance to reignite a romance with a childhood crush, Julian Vos, professor and owner of the Vineyard in the small town she’s at.

One night, she gets drunk on wine and writes Julian a secret admirer letter. Hence, the title, Secretly Yours. This is a romance book set in Spring for adults as it is a steamy read!

Romance tropes involved are – small-town romance, second chance romance, opposites attract and grumpy-sunshine.

6. Easy Life in Kamusari by Shion Miura

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“An easy life” somewhere in nature, set in Japan sounds like the perfect spring read to me although this book is partially set in Winter.

A young boy is sent by his mother to Kamusari after completing his studies. Life at Kamusari is minimal, there’s not much transportation, no internet and even no cellphones. At first, he hates living there but eventually he learns how to live life like the locals.

Detach from everyday reality and immerse yourself in nature when you pick up this book.

This book is my pick for the Spring reading challenge! Check it out!

7. Song of the Sacred Mountain by William James

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This book is set in Indonesia. It’s scene is a small village with a nearby mountain. The people of that area have strong spiritual believes and are not as open to modern technology. 

There’s also a budding romance between a foreigner and a local girl who has a very strong bond with her father. Seems like the perfect cozy spring read!

8. The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare

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The Wallflower Wager is the third book in Tessa Dare’s Girl Meets Duke Series and is perfect for a spring read because Lady Penelope loves animals!

She takes wounded and abandoned animals into her home, taking care of them and nursing them till they’re healthy. She has no heart to give them away so she doesn’t mind if they stay with her. 

However, this becomes a problem for her new neighbor, Gabriel. She challenges Gabriel to find them new homes, and if he does so successfully, she will happily comply to his complains and give them away.

9. The Last Garden in England by Julia Kelly

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The Last Garden in England is a book set in the English countryside which gives off spring vibes. This historical fiction novel follows three different women in three different ages. 

The common thread that connects all of them is Highbury House, an elegant estate in the English countryside, which has impacted all of them.

As it follows three women of different ages. this book would make a great spring book club read because it’s thought-provoking. 

10. The Garden House by Marcia Willett

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The Garden House is a story about family and long-buried secrets. 

After her father dies, a young woman named El inherits a home from him in the Devon countryside. 

However, when she arrives at the garden house, she starts to uncover and unravel secrets about her father’s life that she did not expect. If you’re looking for a cozy mystery with a spring vibe to it, pick this book up!

11. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Many historical fiction romances give off spring vibes because of their descriptive English countryside setting.

Pride and Prejudice is one of the classic books to read in spring. Set in rural England at the turn of the nineteenth century, this beloved book follows the emotional love story between Elizabeth and Darcy.

12. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Alice in Wonderland is a classic novel by Lewis Carroll for children but has also become a favourite among adults. The novel has been adapted into movies and has several retellings!

Alice falls down a rabbit hole and enters a strange and fantastical world known as Wonderland, where she encounters peculiar talking animals, magic, a kingdom and more.

This fantasy novel with lush scenic description will be a fun spring read!

13. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Many fae fantasy books are perfect for a springtime read because of their cottage core aesthetics and forbidden romance. This book has both!

The Cruel Prince is the first book in The Folk or Air series. Travel to a magical world of fae, spells, trickery and more as you follow Jude, a mortal girl who is forced to live in this fae world. 

Her enemy is a fae prince, Cardan. They hate each other so much but eventually work together to save the throne.

Read More: The Cruel Prince By Holly Black – Book Review

14. In The Weeds by B.K Borison

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Although being the second book in the series, In The Weeds would be the perfect book to read in Spring. 

The series has three books, the first one is set in Winter, making it the perfect Christmas read, while the last installment sounds like a summery romance read. 

Although the stories are interconnected as characters may make an appearance, this book can be read as a standalone.

In The Weeds features a grumpy farmer, a social media influencer, kittens and a small-town romance making it a cozy spring read.  

15. The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill

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The Tea Dragon Society is the first book in this three-part series about dragons who grow tea from their antlers and their caregivers who harvest them, together they form The Tea Dragon Society!

What a wholesome read! At first glance, I thought this graphic novel was for kids but to be honest, this book set in Spring is for adults as it brings us joy, peace and comfort. 

This book reminds us not to forget traditions and crafts passed down from generation to generation.

The illustration was beautiful, each chapter was set in a different season. It starts off with spring and ends in winter. The diversity and representation in the book is amazing as we have people of colour and physically challenged characters.

The Tea Dragon Society ends with a handbook that explains everything you need to know about Tea Dragons which I found super engaging as we get to learn more about tea properties, species, how to care for these dragons and more!

Read More: Review: The Tea Dragon Society by Kay O’Neill

16. Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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If you’re looking for a poetry book to read in spring, Sun and Her Flowers sounds like the perfect choice.

This poetry book resembles spring season as it speaks volumes about growth, healing, ancestry and honoring one’s roots. It encourages readers to find home within yourselves and that the process is not black and white. Instead, it is colourful and we should embrace it.

17. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

The Little Book of Hygge can be considered a book on spring for adults as it helps guide the reader on how to take care of themselves and live their best life.

Hygge is not just a way of living but also a feeling of comfort and can be significantly associated to spring season.

18. If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie

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This non-fiction book for adults can be greatly associated with Spring season as the author brings us stories of wise and powerful women in native mythology. 

It also explores themes of feminism, womanhood and reclaiming their roles as guardians of the land.

19. The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

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The Spring Girls follow four sisters in a modern-day retelling of Little Women. There’s drama and brewing romance, perfect for spring season!

Anna Todd explores themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family in this 21st century novel.

20. The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

The Blood of Flowers is follows a girl who is passionate about her craft. As this is a coming-of-age novel, this YA novel is perfect for springtime. 

Explore a young woman’s journey in seventeenth-century Persia as she battles through family conflict and her personal desires.

Wrap Up: Books To Read in Spring

I hope you found some cozy books to read in Spring season. I made this list as diverse as possible – you’ll find YA spring books, romance spring books, graphic novels, Asian literature and also non-fiction recommendations for spring!

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  1. I’ve only read about four of these (and only liked two of them oops haha) but I am literally about to start In the Weed and I have high hopes since I enjoyed Lovelight Farms so much. A few of the others are on my TBR, so I’ll have to sprinkle them throughout my spring reading!

    1. Oooh! I’m glad you enjoyed Lovelight Farms though! I just read The Tea Dragon Society, that’s on this list and ended up reading all three books in the series! It’s short, easy to read and wholesome, highly recommend that if you’re going to pick up any books from this list! 🙂

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