Choosing what to read this spring has reminded us of some great books we read last spring! Here are our top four books from this time last year that we loved and highly recommend that you pick up – if you haven’t yet.
✤ Kim …
Gemina, Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Gemina is the second book in The Illuminae Files trilogy. It was a wild ride and I loved it. I just finished the third and final book, Obsidio, which just came out a couple of weeks ago. Both Illuminae and Gemina followed two separate but simultaneous aspects of the story and Obsidio bring it all together in one insane big bang finale!
When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own survival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.
The Chemist, Stephanie Meyer
She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.
✤ Tanya … By Spring, I’m usually craving the comfort of familiar authors. So it’s no surprise that my favorite reads below reflect books from 2 of my favorite authors.
The Thirst (Harry Hole #11), Jo Nesbo
Harry Hole is one of my favorite detective series, and you don’t really have to read them in order – although it will help you get the nuances of the backstory. The Thirst is one of my favorites of the series.
Harry Hole is inextricably drawn back into the Oslo police force. A serial murderer has begun targeting Tinder daters – a murderer whose MO reignites Harry’s hunt for a nemesis of his past.
The Boy on the Bridge (The Girl With All the Gifts #2), M.R. Carey
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived
This is set in the same world as The Girl With All the Gifts – but it’s a completely different story – so you can read this first … but both books are amazeballs! The Boy With All the Gifts is like a character study – of assholes, and people with good intentions that sometimes have to do bad things and manipulators. You will get caught up in the characters, and the story and where things are going … and oh that ending. Yes please Mr. Carey – I’d like another book in this series!
Does the season have an influence on what type of book you reach for? What type of books do you like to read in Spring?