The seasons are yet again changing; the air is getting warmer and the flowers are blooming. One of my favorite things to do in the spring is to curl up with a good book while hanging out in a hammock in front of Plumb Hall. If you’re anything like me, you get extra enjoyment in reading books that help engulf you in the season. So here are my book recommendations for this spring.
“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen: This book is beautifully written along with one of my favorite books overall, not just in the spring. The novel takes place during the social season, spring and summer, in England during the early 1800s. While the language is more formal, the sweeping romances and commentary on the marriage market during the time period will have you searching for your own Mr. Darcy.
“Dead Poets Society” by Nancy H. Kleinbaum: If you’re looking for a book that inspires your inner poet and speaks on rebelling in the name of what you believe, “Dead Poets Society” is the book for you. Even if you are not passionately chanting poetry in the quad, you’ll find enjoyment in the colorful characters. I also would recommend the movie; Robin Williams is an amazing actor and fantastic in the film.
“Folded Wisdom” by Joanna Guest: Springtime means a transitional time is coming. Some of us are graduating and moving on to bigger better things and others are preparing for their summer plans. Folded Wisdom is a wonderful transitional book. It touches on many topics pertaining to life and its transformation. I often find myself coming back to this book in times of change. Each time reading it will open your mind to new possibilities.
“Everything On It” by Shel Silverstein: As I mentioned, spring is a time filled with transitions and changes. Sometimes those changes can be trifling and stressful. In those moments, finding comfort in something once enjoyed in your youth can be nice. “Everything On It” is a popular children's book filled with a world of poems that make you grin ear to ear. “Masks” is personally my favorite poem in this book but all of them are great.
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