Spring Cleaning Freebie | Top 10 Tuesdays

Welcome back, it’s Tuesday, which mean’s it’s also Top 10 Tuesdays, which is now hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl, make sure to check her blog out!

This week is a “freebie” and Jana provided a variety of suggestions for this “Spring Cleaning” slot. I’ve decided to create a list of books that are on my TBR that have plants or flowers on the cover, in honor of the spring season. I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to read these books, but I feel like they would be good choices for spring in one way or another.

Anyway, here is are my Top 10 Books with Plants or Flowers on the Cover:

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

I’ve been sitting on this book a while, and I am still just as excited to read it as when I put it on my TBR. I love books set in Ireland or the UK. This book is a romance, yes, but it also just sounds like a really fun story of self-discovery/healing. I think it would be an excellent spring read, also considering St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner!

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Another perfect fit, I think, for spring! This is memoir of Jahren’s life and her connection to plants and plant science working in labs. I’ve been getting into memoirs more recently and I’ve read a handful that are really interesting. This one sounds like it could be! I enjoy reading books about plant biology and science and this one got some really good reviews, so!

The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

As you can see, I clearly have an interest in books about plants/trees! This is a nonfiction work about trees: their growth, their habits, and how they communicate with each other! I actually was recommended this book by a colleague who saw me reading a different book that was similar to this one. I hope to enjoy this one just as much!

Some Kind of Happiness by Claire Legrand

I’ve read one book by Legrand before, and it was also a middle grade book! Her stories are always so fanciful and ethereal, that twist of magical realism that makes them almost like fairytales. This book sounds really intriguing because the main character suffers from mental illness. She’s also trying to save the dying woods near her grandparents’ house. I’m curious to see how this book will be.

Mr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith

Who doesn’t want to read a book about a penguin main character who is described as a mix between Indiana Jones and Hercule Poirot? I mean, come on! This book sounds so, so fun, adventurous. There’s a mystery, bright illustrations, what more do you need?

Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

So clearly middle grade books have lots of plant/flower covers! This book attracted me first because of how bright it is and I love watermelons. This book also tackles mental illness, this time in a parent. The main character wants to “fix” her mama. I am really curious to see how the story plays out. I hope the writing is good, too, because this book sounds like a real winner!

Fifty Words for Rain by Asha Lemmie

How gorgeous is this cover, by the way? I think I fell in love with the cover and so wanted to read the book before I even knew what it was about. But that happens to me a lot. This book is about a young woman in Japan trying to sort out her life post-WWII. I don’t normally read books set in this time period, but, again, I fell in love with the cover. I am curious to see how the book is, especially since it was chosen as a “Good Morning America” book club pick.

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha

I have already made plans to read this book this year. I was gifted it last year for my birthday and I have been meaning to read it ever since. I love this cover so much! The book is about women in Korea dealing with beauty standards, among other things. I am interested to see if I’ll enjoy the book, considering that it is so hard for me to love realistic, contemporary fiction.

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams

I’ve been getting into romance more, and this book just seems like so much fun. A guy trying to win back his wife with the help of an alpha-male filled book club group that reads romance novels. It sounds like a really light, easy read and I think I’ll really enjoy it!

The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

I put this book on my TBR recently because it was suggested to me after having read Nghi Vo’s Singing Hills Cycle series. It’s a short, fantasy/sci-fi book with a “found family” trope. It looks really cool and I love the cover! I haven’t read anything “wuxia” fantasy yet, but it sounds like something I could be a fan of. We’ll see!

How about you?

I’m curious to see what others have posted for this week’s “Top 10.” If any of my books are on your TBR, let me know! Anything you’ve read before and have opinions on? Let’s chat in the comments! And thank you for stopping by!

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