A bloomer’s booklist. Strange, right? Or, maybe not. It’s around this time of year that the majority of flowers are actually blooming and I love gardening. Well, pot-gardening because where I live doesn’t really have great ground for gardening. So, I figure it’s a great time for a book list inspired by blooming. Here’s a list of book with flowers on their covers and/or title, coming of age stories, and change.
Author: Natasha Preston
It’s a bad day to be named after a flower in Long Thorpe. There’s someone out there kidnapping girls and Summer Robinson is just the latest. To the kidnapper keeps his precious flowers in the cellar, and while investigators can’t find Summer, she doesn’t plan on remaining captive.
Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky
A story about passivity vs passion and living on life’s edges, trying to find who you’re supposed to be. Deeper than any diary, this is a story about what it’s like to grow in high school and its grand complications and endless thrills.
Flowers in the Attic
Author: V. C. Andrews
Four children are brought to a mansion at night and for years after they’re trapped in the attic, forced to make up a life in their heads that doesn’t make them feel imprisoned while their mother constantly lies, saying she’ll come back for them.
The Sun and Her Flowers
Author: Rupi Kaur
A journey of love in all forms from complete bliss to heartache to forever to ends.
The Queen of Hearts
Author: Kimmery Martin
The story of two women, Zadie and Emma, who’ve been friends long through their journey through medical school and times of tragedy and crisis. Now, years later, when someone unexpected re-enters Zadie’s life, she realizes that Emma was hiding so much from her. A story of the trials, tribulation, and love of friendship.
Author: Jenn Bennett
(Currently up for pre-order, available: Nov. 10, 2020)
A mother-daughter duo that moves from city to city but finally settle down in their original hometown to run the family bookstore. Josie, teen photographer, knows in her gut that it won’t last. Then she meets resident bad-boy, because every town has one. Lucky is many things, particularly her former childhood friends. As they grow closer again, trouble strikes, but Lucky doesn’t let Josie take the fall. Why? Who knows, maybe he’s not as bad as everyone has been saying.
Author: Natalie Babbitt
What if you could live forever? Would you? Blessed, yet doomed, with eternal life, the Tuck family travels continuously to remain conspicuous. Then they meet Winnie when she happens across them and the magical spring that gives eternal life. Can she keep their secret?
The Summer I turned Pretty
Author: Jenny Han
Belly is no longer the pudgy, four-eyed, small child. As if over-night, she’s blossomed into a full-blown teen and both Fisher boys have noticed. One summer can change everything, and and for Belly, it did. Love, heartbreak, and growing up in Cousin’s Beach, a place that’s more home than home.
The V Girl: A Coming of Age Story
Author: Mya Robarts
In post-apocalyptic North America, nation are at war and sex slavery is legal. Before the military storms her town, Lila Velez is determined to lose her virginity. Seems crazy, but not in these times. The journey toward this is scary and risky, but she doesn’t want it any other way. What she didn’t expect was falling in love. Is that even possible in a world like this where even a simple, intimate touch is so easily forgotten?
The Catcher in the Rye
Author: J. D. Salinger
A book of many voices circulating beauty, thriving and living upon it. A truly eye-opening novel of growth in both pain and pleasure and its complexities.
More to come soon…
Thoughts? Maybe you’ve read a couple of these. Awesome! I know I have and there are even some on my TBR. Which books interest you? What’s a book you consider a bloomer that you enjoy? Let’s chat in the comments below!