As springtime approaches, I look up from my dense winter books and set out in search of something lighter, something airy. Birdsong is gradually increasing in volume and melody in the mornings. Night starts later and later as the sun steals a bit more time away from the moon. Each day I feel closer to being able to read on my balcony again.
In an effort to match my reading to the mood of the season, here are a few of my spring reading plans.
1. Dip back into Devotion and Upstream by Mary Oliver.
Mary Oliver’s writing feels specifically crafted for springtime. Devotion, a gorgeous and poignant poetry collection, and Upstream, an insightful and striking essay collection, have been part of my spring reading ritual for a few years now. They offer a valuable reminder that grounding ourselves in nature is always worthwhile.
2. Travel through pages.
Spring is when I start to feel restless, eager to travel beyond the circle in which I work and live and explore again and again. I’d love to read about faraway places in the coming months and get some ideas for future travel. At the moment I’m reading My Life in France by Julia Child, and it’s so lovely immersing myself in her world of Parisian streets and bustling kitchens.
3. Read outside as much as possible.
Despite the slow and steady arrival of spring, it’s still cold and slightly wintery where I live. Still, I’d love to sneak in even just a few pages in the fresh air here and there. There’s something so grounding about reading outside.
What are your spring reading plans? Do you like to read seasonally? I’d love to know.
Take care xx
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