To Be Read: Spring 2023

I’ve almost come full circle with my seasonal to be read posts. I did the first one for summer last year and they’re actually some of my favourite posts to plan and write. I love pairing books with seasons, which sounds weird because it is. But it’s so much fun.

She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick

I”m not sure why, but this cover is giving me spring vibes so that’s partly why I’ve chosen it for my spring to be read. It’s also been sitting on my shelves for absolutely ages and it is screaming at me to be picked up. 

I’ve read a couple of Rachael Lippincott’s books so I’m excited about this one, plus she is absolutely lovely and always engages with my reviews. 

Synopsis: Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl. Keeping her on the other hand…not so much. Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone besides her mom. She knows she’s in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. She just…hasn’t actually talked to her yet.

Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, let alone the same college campus. But when Alex, fresh off a bad (but hopefully not permanent) breakup, discovers Molly’s hidden crush as their paths cross the night before classes start, they realize they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, she can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. That she’s ready for an actual commitment. And while Alex is the last person Molly would ever think she could trust, she can’t deny Alex knows what she’s doing with girls, unlike her.

As the two embark on their five-step plans to get their girls to fall for them, though, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling…for each other.

Loveless by Alice Oseman

This is another book that has been sitting on my shelves for ages and I’ve been dying to pick it up. I’ve read a few of Alice’s novels now and I really enjoy them, they’re quick reads. 

Synopsis: It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?

Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.

As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.

But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.

Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

I started reading this a while back, but got sidetracked with ARCs. However, I love the films and wanted to give the books a go. A friend of mine kindly gifted me her copy of the book, so shoutout to her. 

I’ve just seen the announcement for the new show (I think it’s a show?) and it has inspired me to get into the books.

Synopsis: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed.

But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh.

As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

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