Rad Reads

Pick a spring flower and we’ll give you a book to read this season

Just a list of blooms and TBRs for some spring self-care.


If you chose... Honeysuckle

Read: The Elephant In The Room by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Sila and her dad meet Gio, who recently won the lottery. When the circus comes to town, Sila helps Gio rescue a mistreated elephant named Veda. Missing her mom, Sila's spirits are lifted as she cares for Veda–and develops a friendship with an unusual boy named Mateo. Soon, Sila is discovering dreams she never knew she had.

Get it for yourself from Dial Books for $18

If you chose... Iris

Read: The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

Whenever he touches someone, Alex 16 sees their future. When Alex has visions of the death of his 12-year-old brother Isaiah, Alex and his Girlfriend Talia set out to prevent the tragedy. But plenty of challenges are stacked against the pair, especially as they navigate their own closed-off community.

Get it for yourself from Simon & Schuster BFYR for $19

If you chose... Daisy

Read: Starfish by Lisa Fipps

"You don't deserve to take up room to be noticed. Make yourself small." That's just one of the rules Ellie learns during her 12 years, as bullies tease her mercilesslu about her size. Heartbreaking and ultimately satisfying, feel all the feels as Ellie heads out on a journey from self-hate to self-acceptance and love.

Get it for yourself from Nancy Paulsen Books for $19

If you chose... Lily

Read: The Project by Courtney Summers

Lo's sister Bea swears that The Unity Project is helping her recover after the car accident that took their parents–and nearly killed Lo. When a man claims The Project killed his son, Lo becomes desperate to investigate and reconnect with Bea. But once Lo meets Lev, The Unity Project's charismatic leader, reality begins to blur.

Get it for yourself from Wednesday Books for $19

If you chose... Carnation

Read: What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

Jack's mom is dead and his dad is in prison. Social services is trying to take his brother to foster care. Now, he must find the money his father was sent to prison for stealing–or risk losing whatever he has left in the world.Then, he meets Ava, a loner at his highschool,whose super-controlling father just might help Jack find what he needs.

Get it for yourself from Roaring Book Press for $18

If you chose... Rose

Read: Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus

Twins Ellery and Ezra arrive in small town Echo Ridge to live with their grandmother while mom attends state-ordered rehab. The problem is, people die in Echo Ridge. The homecoming queen bit the dust five years ago, and this homecoming season proves just as deadly. It's a deeply satisfying whodunit with a super surprisin end.

Get it for yourself from Delacorte Press for $20

If you chose... Morning glory

Read: The Mysterious Disapperance of Aidan S. (As Told To His Brother) by David Levithan

One truth is known: Aidan S. disappeared for six days. Where he went, no one knows, but Aidan claims to have traveled to a magical world. Told from the perspective of his brother, Lucas, you’ll be on the edge of your seat trying to solve the mystery of what really happened.

Get it for yourself from Alfred A. Knopf BFYR for $17

If you chose... Poppy

Read: The Stars in April by Peggy Wirgau

Based on true events: The year is 1912, and her baby brother’s illness forces Ruth Becker to leave the only home she’s ever known in India, plus her BF Sajni and any chance of playing violin in the Calcutta Orchestra. She boards the fancy new Titanic, tending to her brother while fi nding unexpected friendships in what becomes a harrowing adventure

Get it for yourself from Illuminate Ya Fiction for $25.


by GL | 4/14/2021