Reading Seasonably: 15 Vintage Books That Begin in Spring

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Happy Spring dear readers! It seems only fitting that the season so well-known for new beginnings and fresh starts would spill over into the world of books as well. In Spring, the words “chapter one” are both literal and figurative. Ms. Jeannie thought it would be fun to look at the variety of one season as it traveled through a century of books and affected a century’s worth of readers. Words are blooming on the vintage bookshelf! Let’s take in the view…

Tender is the Night - F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1939

#1. Tender Is the Night – F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1939

We Were There with Lewis and Clark - James Munves, 1959

#2. We Were There with Lewis and Clark – James Munves, 1959

The Confidence-Man - Herman Melville, 1857

#3. The Confidence-Man – Herman Melville, 1857

American Captan - Edson Marshall , 1954

#4. American Captan – Edson Marshall , 1954

The Royal Road to Romance - Richard Halliburton, 1925

#5. The Royal Road to Romance – Richard Halliburton, 1925

On Golden Pond - Ernest Thompson , 1979

#6. On Golden Pond – Ernest Thompson , 1979

The Diary of Anais Nin: Volume Four 1944-1947 - Anais Nin , 1971

#7. The Diary of Anais Nin: Volume Four 1944-1947 – Anais Nin , 1971

The Seven Caves - Carleton S. Coon, 1957

#8. The Seven Caves – Carleton S. Coon, 1957

Land of Sky-Blue Waters - August Derleth, 1955

#9. Land of Sky-Blue Waters – August Derleth, 1955

Letters of a Woman Homesteader - Elinore Pruitt Stewart, 1914

#10. Letters of a Woman Homesteader – Elinore Pruitt Stewart, 1914

The Friendly Road - David Grayson, 1913

#11. The Friendly Road – David Grayson, 1913

Theophilus North - Thornton Wilder, 1973

#12. Theophilus North – Thornton Wilder, 1973

The Shoulders of Atlas - Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, 1908

#13. The Shoulders of Atlas – Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, 1908

I'd Rather Be Flying - Frank Kingston Smith , 1962

#14. I’d Rather Be Flying – Frank Kingston Smith , 1962

The Roosevelt Myth - John T. Flynn, 1948

#15. The Roosevelt Myth – John T. Flynn, 1948

That’s 122 years of Spring in one blog post! In keeping with tradition, this is the first post in a series about book collections that centers around a common theme. Lots of people collect books for lots of different reasons which makes for a big variety of interesting bookshelves. Ms. Jeannie collects books on travel writing, Africa and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Mr. Jeannie collects books on inventors, big ideas and Frank Lloyd Wright. Some people collect books by color or by cover, by title or by theme, by genre or design. Bookshelves are extensions of ourselves and how we choose to see the world. What kinds of books do you collect? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

*** To celebrate the new season, Ms. Jeannie is having a book sale! Take 15% off your next book purchase thru March 20th using coupon code SPRINGBLOG15 upon checkout. Book #3, #5, #12 and #13 are available in Ms. Jeannie’s shop along with a bevy of others here.  ***

Happy collecting!

 

3 thoughts on “Reading Seasonably: 15 Vintage Books That Begin in Spring

  1. Hi Ms. Jeannie. I collect books by my and my darling daughter’s favorite authors (Garcia Marquez, Vonnegut, Rowling) and all sorts of design and decorating books (Rachel Ashwell, Tracy Porter, Mary Emmerling, Mary Englebreit, and Martha Stewart, for example). I love pretty things so the decorating books are eye candy for me!

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    • Oh what fun collections Merryweather! And how coincidental. Just finishing the last 50 pages of Love In The Time of Cholera. So beautiful and so brilliant. Look for a blog post coming soon on that gem. In the meantime THANK YOU so much for sharing your thoughts. That decorating bookshelf sure sounds like a pretty one:)

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