The temperature is rising, so be prepared for a few things: the flood of people peeling away their many winter layers to reveal tender, sun-deprived skin beneath. A massive uptick in flip-flops, which people didn’t really hesitate to wear in the low 30s anyway. And most importantly, the deeply tempting option of gathering a book and some snacks and finding a warm bright spot (there are so many!) to bask in.

This month’s mix compiled by our layout director, Sarah Senfeld.

Cover illustration by Harriet Lee Merrion