Our Favourite Books Of Spring 2024

15 scintillating spring reads—from thrillers to romance to rich historical fantasy—so good you'll want to stay inside till summer.
Our Favourite Books Of Spring 2024

Escape can be found in many forms, but my favourite by far comes courtesy of a book. Stories do it all: They offer comfort, humour, validation and magic. They make people feel seen and help us understand one another more deeply. This is why books are powerful enough to be deemed dangerous by those who fear change—and it’s why authors need our support. These 15 books include stories about marginalized people, rich historical fantasy (a rapidly growing sub-genre), classic fast-paced thrillers, lush literary debuts and tales of desire, friendship and connection.

Here, our picks for best spring books 2024

Come & Get It by Kiley Reid

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Millie Cousins, a Black senior resident assistant at a college in Arkansas, becomes entangled with an alluring visiting professor. Reid’s follow-up to Such a Fun Age explores academia, privilege and how desire can lead to bad decisions, no matter how smart you are. (Out now)

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

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Florist Ricki flees her wealthy Atlanta family for New York City and meets Ezra, a soulful jazz musician with mysterious longstanding ties to their Harlem neighbourhood. A dreamy time-travel romance rich with historical details about the Harlem Renaissance. (Out now) 

The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

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Imagine you could change your life whenever you wanted until you found the perfect fit. Unmarried Lauren’s London attic is producing husbands, and while she should be thrilled, the endless choice is confusing. A quirky and charming genre mash-up. (Apr. 2) 

A Great Country by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

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After arriving in California from India, the Shahs work hard to build a beautiful life. Then their 12-year-old son is arrested, and any feeling of belonging in America evaporates. A timely read that will leave you with lots to think about. (Mar. 26)

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

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An addictive thriller set on an idyllic Greek island, the home of Lana Farrar, a reclusive yet still-famous movie star. When a windstorm cuts her and her so-called friends off from the mainland, secrets spill and someone ends up dead. (Out now)

How to End a Love Story by Yulin Kuang

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A heartfelt romance about grief and healing. Helen Zhang’s bestselling books are being adapted for television, and she’s wrangled a spot in the writers’ room, which is run by a man with whom she shares a tragic and still-raw secret. (Apr. 9) 

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

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Bardugo’s latest historical fantasy is set during the Spanish Inquisition. A noblewoman who is nearing ruin exploits her young kitchen maid’s talent for magic to please her former peers. When the games turn political, the girl must use all her skills to survive. (Apr. 9)

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

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Lucy visits P.E.I. every summer to reset, relax and (inevitably) hook up with Felix—no strings attached. There's only one catch: He's her best friend's little brother, and Lucy can't bring herself to tell Bridget what's going on. A beachy, sexy romance-slash-friendship novel with personality—and a happy ending. (May 7)

The Celestial Wife by Leslie Howard

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In the 1960s, 15-year-old Daisy has been raised to follow the strict Mormon rules of her community—but then she flees a forced marriage. Years later, she returns to help an old friend, but will she be able to escape twice? (Apr. 9) 

Interesting Facts About Space by Emily Austin

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While she’s able to conceal it at work and on dates with random women, Enid can’t always tell the difference between reality and her imagination. When she thinks she’s being followed, her paranoia triggers a warm-hearted journey of self-realization. (Out now)

The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl

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When straitlaced Stella’s aloof mother dies, she leaves a note that says “Go to Paris”—and Stella decides to listen. Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet and a bestselling author of food memoirs, writes a whimsical novel about self-discovery at any age. (Apr. 23)

Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit by Nadine Sander-Green

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Millicent is a young reporter who’s new to Whitehorse when she meets Pascal, an eccentric older man—but their heady affair turns toxic. As the sun returns to the North, Millicent must decide how to extricate herself from his dangerous charms. (Apr. 16) 

Family Reservations by Liza Palmer

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Culinary legend Maren Winter struggles to open a new restaurant that her daughters worry will tarnish their legacy forever. An emotional family drama about three sisters and their cold and often cruel mother (Apr. 1) 

One of Us Knows by Alyssa Cole

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Kenetria’s career was derailed after a diagnosis of dissociative personality disorder, so she’s grateful to have finally found a new job as the caretaker for a historic estate. When a group of strangers arrive, however, Kenetria and her personalities must survive a killer. (Apr. 16) 

Bury the Lead by Kate Hilton and Elizabeth Renzetti

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A tightly plotted whodunit about a small town’s sad secrets. A down-on-her-luck Toronto journalist chases the truth when a legendary theatre actor is murdered onstage—and everyone has a motive. (Mar. 5)

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