If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I have a slight obsession with houseplants. What started as an extra treat from Trader Joe’s has developed into a full-blown hobby. Nothing brightens up a reading nook like a trailing pothos or a fiddle leaf fig tree. After talking to Michelle Moreno, whose dream includes books AND plants, on Episode 188 of What Should I Read Next, I started thinking about a few backlist titles to satisfy both book-lovers and plant-enthusiasts.
This is the perfect time of year to dive into a story full of gardens, flowers, and nature’s delights. You don’t need a green thumb in order to enjoy these 15 titles—but reading about someone else’s thriving garden won’t be bad for your own plant efforts. With a mix of classics, nonfiction, and magical realism, this list has something for every reader and plant-lover.