Spring has sprung! Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and it's the perfect time to get outside with a stack of spring reads. Springtime is a magical season; it's all about renewal, new resolutions (both reading and otherwise), and making the most out of life.
There are so many benefits to reading classics, that we couldn't resist choosing a few for your spring reading list. So, check out these 5 amazing classic books you need to add to your TBR of spring reads!
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is the perfect spring read whenever the weather begins to change for the better. When Elizabeth Bennet meets eligible bachelor Fitzwilliam Darcy, she finds him to be snobbish and arrogant. It's not all rainbows and roses on Darcy's end either; he thinks her family is silly and uncouth.
However, as the seasons begin to change, both Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy start to realize they may have judged each other too quickly. With a backdrop as charming as the English countryside, you can't go wrong choosing Jane Austen's beloved comedy of manners as a read this spring.
2. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Surely a book with the title like The Secret Garden is intended for spring reading, right? Indeed! This is the perfect book to pick up in the spring. It revolves around a cantankerous orphan, Mary Lennox, who is determined to bring a locked and walled-in garden back to life.
But this lovely book is about so much more than just gardening. As Mary, assisted by two unlikely companions, works in the garden, she finds herself coming alive along with it. Can her secret garden breathe new life into her despairing uncle too?
3. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
The story of the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—finding their footing in the world makes for a refreshing spring read. If you think a book about four girls set in the 1800s doesn't have anything to offer, think again. Alcott's book explores a variety of important themes, from sibling rivalries, to women's rights, to how to live a life of quiet contentment.
The four March sisters varying personalities, hopes, and dreams makes for a dynamic tale (and it's fun to choose which sister best fits your personality too!). Some stories are timeless, whether written in the late 19th century or 2022, and Little Women is one of them.
4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows is one of the most beloved children's classics in literature, and for good reason. This charming tale follows the adventures of four fiercely loyal friends: Mole, Ratty, Toad, and Badger.
So, what makes The Wind in the Willows an excellent spring read? It's chockfull of madcap adventures, riverside shenanigans, and picnic mishaps. Reading Kenneth Grahame's much-loved classic is like a breath of refreshing springtime air!
5. A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
You can't go wrong with a spring read that revolves around a stolen kiss in beautiful Italy. A Room with a View is all about new beginnings and reawakening. While traveling in Italy with her stuffy aunt, Lucy Honeychurch meets and falls in love with a lower-class young man named George Emerson.
Italy awakens Lucy's sensibilities and widens her worldview, and she soon finds herself faced with a difficult choice. She must choose between convention or passion, real love or propriety. You'll have to dive into this spring read to find out Lucy's fate for yourself!
What's on your spring reading list? Share your spring reads with us in the comments below!