Best New Books to Read This Spring

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April 19, 2021

According to Wikipedia, Spring is that period of the year that can be likened to themes of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth. For whatever reason(s) you want to go on a literary journey this spring, here are the ten best new books to read this spring that in our humble opinion can be interesting reads for almost anyone. Sculpt IT recommends!

1. Klara and the Sun: a novel

By Kazuo Ishiguro 

The winner of the novel prize in literature loves to write books that stay lingering in your mind long after you are done reading. Klara and the sun were put up for sale on Amazon on March 2, 2021.

It is highly descriptive and imaginative. The writer draws one into the world of the novel and makes one watch as one chapter unravels to the next. Klara hopes to hear the explanation to the ultimate question: what does it mean to love?

Get the book here.

2. But You Are Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings are Redefining Adulthood

By Kayleen Schaefer 

Schaefer has an affinity for conversational titles, one that exudes simplicity, but once you start to read, you glimpse intricacy. The author of Text Me when you Get Home describes the broken system and offers a soothing massage – nobody’s got it all figured out.

The book delves into the lives of men and women from various backgrounds and places around the country. It takes the reader on a journey into their search for stability in an ever-changing financial landscape and evolving societal expectations.

Are you in or close to your thirties? Feeling a little under-accomplished? Don’t beat yourself up, give yourself time and gratitude and get this book. Here is how.

3. Open Water: a prose

By Caleb A. Nelson

This is one literary work that should be on your must-read list. Open water is rhythmic prose that touches on love, race, and masculinity. 

You get to see, feel and imagine the struggles of existing as a black British photographer and dancer, loving and living in a world that exude violence and otherness. Caleb Azumah Nelson’s debut is an illuminating piece and will be made available by April 13th, 2021.

Mark this one.

4. No Modernism Without Lesbians

By Diana Souhami 

The highlight of this story is the inspiring way a group of women in a pivotal time and place – Paris, set between the wars – brought about the birth of the Modernist movement.

It is interesting and new – to be available on April 13th, 2021. This book touches on themes of love, identity, and freedom. 

Buy it here.

5. The Beauty of Living Twice: a memoir

By Sharon Stone

Stone’s sharp sense of humor of brutal honesty makes this piece a joy and teary ride. You get to see her strength, reckoning, and resilience wounded up beautifully in well-arranged words.

The beauty of living twice is an act of love. The author interrogated herself, her trauma, her myriad of losses, and illuminates the gift of clear seeing. This book is already a favorite, and you should read it too.

You can get a copy here.

6. A Bright Ray of Darkness: Novel

By Ethan Hawke

The story is narrated by a tormented young man who is hating on himself after his marriage collapses. However, he still has a glimmer of hope for a reconciliation that would allow him to forgive himself and put his mistakes behind him as he clumsily, and sometimes hilariously, tries to douse the pains of his personal woes with whiskey and sex. 

Hawke has written five books- despite this, A Bright Ray of Darkness exudes rawness and seeming personal touch – like a debut.

7. Intimacies 

By Katie Kitamura

This new and fourth novel from Kitamura is direct prose with bracing lines. It will leave you mesmerized and engrossed, I promise you.

The unnamed narrator lives in a place that doesn’t feel like home, and she recognizes that “The appearance of simplicity is not the same thing as simplicity itself.”

The story is laced with thrills of danger as war crimes and street violence feature here and there in the narrative.

Get it here.

8. Own It: The Secret to Life

By Diane Von Furstenberg

Does anyone tell you about a straight line or map to success? It’s a farce. There’s no such thing.

In this new book, the author lets her readers in on her thoughts – finding and turning vulnerabilities into strength and a way of life.

9. Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live – and How Their Wealth Harms Us.

By Micheal Mechanic

Mechanic delivered a funny, observing, and discomfiting piece after interviewing one percent of the wealthy (and the people who orbit around them). What is it like to be rich behind the doors and away from Instagram? This book takes the readers on a ride to the answer.

10. The Push: a novel

By Ashley Audrain 

Last but not least is one psychologically thrilling novel by Ashley Audrain. The imagery in this book is top-notch. It cracks open a relationship between mothers and daughters. A violent turn out happens when Blythe hoped to rebuild the bond she has with her mum with her newly-born child – Violet.

Surprisingly, there’s a mystery to unravel in the behavioral pattern of her little girl. Chapter after chapter, the events that take place will make you question your sanity and the entire story.

The push is a tense, provocative, and page-turning psychological drama.

Let us know what are the best books you’ve read this year and which books affected you the most.

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