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If you’ve never been much of a reader, now is the time to join in on the fun. After all, we now have 24 free hours a day. *crying emoji* For real though, reading is a great way to escape to another world for a little bit. I personally love audiobooks so I can multitask, so that’s another option if you’re not a bookworm. Whether you listen or read, I have a great quarantine reading list for you. Here’s what I have up next – and for the 265 books I’ve already read and rated, check out my Goodreads account and add me as a friend!
My Quarantine Reading List:
1. You Are Not Alone
Ever since The Wife Between Us, I’ve been dying for another book by Greer & Sarah – and it’s finally here! The story is about a main character feeling underwhelmed and unfulfilled in her life. Until she meets two sisters, who show her the glamorized world in which she believes she belongs. But as we all know, things are not always what they seem…
2. The Handmaid’s Tale
Talk about a dystopian future. I feel like now more than ever, we can relate to the setting of this book. And since we’re between seasons of the show, this is going to give me my June Osborne fix. Not to mention that the author finally released another book in the series: The Testaments, which is a sequel to the 1985 original. Can’t wait to listen to both!
I loved Love Warrior back in the day, so as a Glennon Doyle fan, I’m excited to read another book by the activist, speaker, and best-selling author. This one seems to be a look back at Glennon’s own journey of abandoning social norms, the pressures and expectations of women, and how she personally found joy in honoring her own idea of happiness. Definitely my style!
4. City of Girls
Once again, you can’t go wrong with a great author! This one is by Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of the classic Eat, Pray, Love, and my personal favorite, Big Magic. This historical fiction novel is set in the 1940s, a time period I’m fascinated by. While it does include a love story, I think the core of the book speaks more to how events and experiences can shape your entire life. The synopsis reminds me of one of my top favorite books of all time: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. This is a great option for an escape as it’s sure to really suck you in!
5. The Twin
I saw someone post this on Instagram and was intrigued. When I read that it’s a psychological thriller, I bought it immediately. This genre is my absolute favorite. I love feeling like I can’t listen fast enough to find out what happens (major life hack: bump up the speed to 1.5x or even 1.75x like me!). I’m also always in if there are sisters involved. My sister and I are super close, almost like twins ourselves, so when I feel like I can relate, it makes the book that much better. I already started this one and the twins are not close at all (not a spoiler, it starts out saying that in like the first sentence), so that’s a bummer, but it is still good so far!
Although I read it a couple years ago, I have to mention Little Fires Everywhere. I loved it when I read it and I was excited to hear they turned it into a Hulu series. I’d definitely recommend reading it before watching the show!
I’ll probably get through this list within a month, so if you have any favorite books, I’d love recommendations!
What’s on your quarantine reading list?
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