To say that this past year has been stressful would be an understatement. In fact, between COVID-19, elections, and the demands of everyday life, it’s no wonder that we’re dealing with a major stress epidemic. Maybe you’re one of those lucky people that knows how to manage stress and anxiety relatively well. However, there are probably still times when you can use a little bit of rest and relaxation (and maybe some flowery books).

Shelve These Five

Reading is a fun hobby that has been proven to naturally calm and de-stress the brain. Books can pull you into an alternate reality and help you break free from stress. You absolutely owe it to yourself to indulge in a little reading time now and then. In honor of World Book Day, we’ve therefore put together a list of five of the most flowery books to add to your reading list that specifically focus on flowers, balance, and stress.

This book is all about rekindling your relationship with nature. While offering art project inspiration, motivational mantras, and colorful ways to connect with nature, this is the perfect read for learning to see your surroundings in a brand-new light.

This book includes a collection of things to do and create. Not only is there a recipe for strawberry rhubarb pie, but there is even a place to press flowers! It’s truly a perfect chance to think about the natural world around us. Talk about the perfect read to open up the spring season!

If you’re one for poetry, this book is for you!

New York Times Bestseller The Sun and Her Flowers is a collection of several poems. It celebrates the journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming – just like a flower.

It focuses on love and loss, trauma and abuse, healing, femininity and the body.

You won’t want to skip this heartfelt, beautiful and completely raw read.

Why let your moods control you when you should be completely in control of your moods instead?

Moodtopia features popular remedies written by an herbalist. They each help you balance your emotions and overall health by using natural solutions like essential oils, herbs, color therapy, and more.

Silverstein writes about remedies to heal stress, anxiety, and overall health without having to take antidepressants. Through the use of a 90-day program, Moodtopia shows women how to use the power of nature to heal themselves. This is the best book for a little “me time!”

If you’ve always been curious about the art of flower arranging, or would like to pick up a new hobby, you most definitely want to get your hands on this book. Merrick writes about all of her tips on the art of flower arranging.

After becoming an “accidental florist,” Merrick learned to look at familiar things in new and exciting ways. For example, she teaches readers how to create floral arrangements in paper coffee cups. She then further writes about transforming supermarket bouquets into beautiful centerpieces. Curious about all things flowers?

Then On Flowers should be another book on your reading list this spring season!

More of a novel type of gal? The Language of Flowers focuses on a girl named Victoria Jones who spent her childhood in the foster-care system. Although she is not able to get emotionally close to anyone, she is without doubt able to connect to the world through flowers and what they represent.

Despite being emancipated from the foster-care system at the age of eighteen, she pushes forward. She then realizes that she naturally has a gift for helping people through the flowers she selects for them. This New York Times Bestseller is an interesting and mysterious read for any flower lover.

Soak ’em up!

These amazing reads will transport you to where you want to go this spring, and beyond! A little reading time can also help your mind and body in several ways. After all, you sure can’t afford to miss out! With this in mind, pick one of these flowery books from the list above and soak it up! There is no question that you deserve it!