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Your Spring Reading List Has Arrived!

March is National Reading Month! Now that warmer, sunny weather has arrived, there’s no better time to enjoy a good book while lounging outdoors. Can’t decide what to read? You’re in luck! We have your spring reading list here to get you started. Some books have not been released yet, while others you can pick up at your local bookstore or online.

True Story What Reality TV Says About Us by Danielle J. Lindemann

If you’re a fan of shows like The Bachelor, Real Housewives, Survivor, or any other reality TV show, this one’s for you. The author, Danielle J. Lindemann, is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Leigh University. In this book, she applies her background, extensive knowledge, and scholarly research to reality television and how it actually reflects our everyday experiences. While many of us consider reality tv just our “guilty pleasure,” Lindemann points out that it portrays social constructs and key institutions. By reading this sociological study, you’ll understand why it’s so hard to stop watching reality TV, even if it’s cheesy!

Where I Can’t Follow by Ashley Blooms

In this moving novel, you’ll follow Maren as she is faced with a difficult, life-altering decision. Maren lives with her Granny, who raised her. In Maren’s Kentucky town, doors have appeared to some people, facing them with the choice. They can leave through the door; however, they don’t know where it goes, and they can never return. When Granny’s health is declining, and her medical bills are piling up, Maren does what she can to make ends meet. While she dreams of escaping her problems, she must make a difficult choice that will impact her entire life. What will she do? You’ll have to give it a read to find out!

This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub

This Time Tomorrow will be available on May 17th. This highly anticipated novel follows Alice, a 39-year-old who is content with her life except for the fact that her father’s health is declining. When she wakes up on her 40th birthday, rather than waking up 40, she is transported back to 1996 — her 16th birthday. She’s now reliving her past through new eyes. Is there anything she will change about it? Be sure to mark your calendars so you can purchase this book as soon as it’s out!

The Maid by Nita Prose

For those who love a cozy mystery, you’ll want to read The Maid. Molly has a difficult time socially, but she’s always had her Gran there to help her navigate her day-to-day. However, when Gran passes away, Molly feels lost. In turn, she puts all her effort into her job as a maid at the Regency Grand Hotel. However, things take a turn when one of the hotel guests turns up dead in their room, and Molly finds herself as the police’s lead suspect. Molly and her friends must work together to help find the true killer, so Molly doesn’t pay for a crime she didn’t commit.

Whether you like mysteries, non-fiction, or coming of age novels, there are plenty of books to add to your spring reading list. So grab a book and head outside for a relaxing day of reading!

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