Celebrate Spring with Flower-Inspired Novels

Celebrate Spring with Flower-Inspired Novels

After what felt like the longest winter, spring has finally sprung! I'm in Ohio and it was still snowy and cold here until mid-April. UGH. But few things thawed my winter chill like seeing the two dogwood trees in our yard bloom. After a good spring rain, the petals fall and the yard looks like a magical wonderland.

And this weekend we planted our yard full of vegetables and herbs––peas, beans, onions, cabbage, kale, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, radishes, beets, spinach, lettuce, collards, peppers, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickory, oregano, cilantro, sage, parsley, dill, and hops. But don't worry, all that work didn't take me away from my books for long because gardening is an ideal time to listen to an audiobook. (If you're curious about my gardening updates, as well as book photos, check out my Instagram @offthebeatenshelf.)

Spring has got me thinking about flowers, which means I'm also thinking about flower-inspired novels! The good folks at FTD let me borrow this gorgeous infographic they made to share with y'all. 

 [image description: an infographic showing 10 flower-inspired novels. The list names each book and has a photo of the book cover, along with a picture of the flower associated with the book. The list is as follows: The Secret Garden by Hodgson Burnett, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Sunflower Forest by Torey Hayden, Desert Flower by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, White Oleander by Janet Fitch, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach, The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley, and The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley.]

[image description: an infographic showing 10 flower-inspired novels. The list names each book and has a photo of the book cover, along with a picture of the flower associated with the book. The list is as follows: The Secret Garden by Hodgson Burnett, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, The Sunflower Forest by Torey Hayden, Desert Flower by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, White Oleander by Janet Fitch, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach, The Orchid House by Lucinda Riley, and The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley.]

Bring on the florals! Cheers to the season of audiobook gardening, reading on a blanket in the grass, and reading by a body of water (even if it's just a pool). 

 
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