Shouldn’t you read a great new book this spring break? Why, of course you should. We have plenty of options for your vacation reading list. They’re new and new-ish releases mainly from the world of literary fiction, but with some non-fiction and a few fantastic story and essay collections in the mix too. These new books are sure to brighten up your vacation whether you’re lounging on the beach or taking it easy at home.
If you’re as book-obsessed as we are, there’s something important to keep in mind. However tempting it may be, don’t try to pack all of these books to take with you on spring break. If you do, your suitcase is going to soar past its weight limit, and you’ll be left repacking on the departures floor, mournfully deciding which volumes to leave behind. (No? Just us?) Instead, pick a few for your spring break reading list, and leave the rest for summer, which will be here before you know it. Be sure to note each book’s release date as well—some will be hitting shelves in March and April. Also be sure to check out the rest of our highly anticipated spring releases, our favorite books of 2017, and a few of last year’s page-turning summer books that will also make great additions to your beach bag.