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Spring Book Stack: 4 Novels to Celebrate the Sunshine

Although things have felt a little heavy lately, it finally feels like spring is just around the corner - and what better way to celebrate than with a fresh, floral book stack?!

If you want your reading list to reflect the uplifting change in seaons, or are simply clamouring for some much-needed escapism, then you won't want to miss these 4 incredible novels. From the sun-drenched beaches of Miami to the vibrant colours of India, these books are certain to put a spring in your step. Keep reading to find out why.

Sunset by Jessie Cave


Jessie Cave | @jessiecave

A witty yet heart-wrenching account of grief and sisterhood, Jessie Cave's debut novel Sunset tells the story of Ruth and Hannah, and their messy, chaotic, but undoubtedly loving relationship. Ruth is younger, somewhat lost, and constantly comparing herself to her outgoing, hardworking, successful older sister. After tragedy strikes unexpectedly when the sisters are on holiday together, the novel recounts Ruth's journey with grief in a faultlessly human way.

Malibu Rising

Taylor Jenkins Reid | @tjenkinsreid

You'll probably know Taylor Jenkins Reid from the likes of Daisy Jones & the Six or The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Equally deserving of praise is her stunning 2021 novel Malibu Rising. Set upon the wild shores of California, the novel follows the lives of a family defined by fame. Each of the four siblings has fallen victim, in some way, to the glittering stardom promised by Hollywood; but one party changes everything, sending their beachside mansion - and their relationships - up in flames.

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Burnt Sugar

Avni Doshi | @avnidoshi

A story about the complexities of mother-daughter relationships, Burnt Sugar is as witty as it is profound. Tara is an unhappy woman living in 1980s India, who abandons her marriage and escapes to an ashram to follow a charming guru. Despite neglecting her daughter, Antara, throughout her unstable childhood, Antara takes her mother in thirty years later, when her dementia becomes uncontrollable. Burnt Sugar is a novel about betrayal, forgiveness, love, and the fine line between self-fulfilment and selfishness.

Out of Love

Hazel Hayes | @thehazelhayes

Famed as a 'love story in reverse', Out of Love is not a romance like any other. The novel begins with the narrator's break-up with her long-term boyfriend, working back through their relationship in such intricate detail that it feels as if the author has dug into your brain and sifted through every partner you've ever been with. But in spite of its underlying theme of loss and heartbreak, Out of Love is hopeful, not bitter, speaking to the messy nature of any human relationship.


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