Books to Read During Quarantine

So, we've got a lot of time on our hands. I don't know about you, but one of my favorite ways to pass the time is to immerse myself in a world that isn't as crazy as the one I'm living in. These are a few books that I've read that will definitely take up a good portion of your day.

  1. 1. "Winterwood" by Shea Ernshaw

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    This book is a young adult fantasy novel following a girl named Nora Walker. Nora is from a long line of witches and yet hasn't found her power yet. The novel follows Nora while she is trapped in her house with a missing teen during a snow storm. A perfect combination of mystery, fantasy, suspense, romance, and a whole lot of plot twist, once you start I guarantee you'll have a really difficult time shutting the book. 

  2. 2. "Desperate Girls" by Laura Griffin

    This is an adult detective novel following defense attorney Brynn Holloran as she fights one crime while dealing with a stalker of her own. In order to win the trial she is working on, Brynn's boss highers a security team to protect her from anyone upset with the case. Little do they know, there's someone completely separate from the case they have to worry about. Typically, Brynn is 100% focused, though throw in a dash of forbidden romance, and you've got yourself a whole day of reading.

  3. 3. "The Cult on Fog Island" by Mariette Lindstein

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    Okay hear me out on this one. Originally interpreted from Swedish, Mariette Linstein creates a captivating story on getting swept up into something far more than you bargained for. Sofia attends a retreat on getting your life back together when she earns herself a job working in the institute's library. However, she gets a lot more than she bargained for. This will definitely take a few days to read as you might need to set the book down because of how deep it can get. 

  4. 4. "Everything is F*cked" by Mark Manson

    If you are at all interested in self-help books you have got to read this. Though I'd argue that this isn't really self-help as much as it is a wake-up call. Manson terms this as a book about hope and it seems like we can all use some of that right about now. This is all about realizing it's okay to acknowledge your emotions but not feed into them. You get a realistic view of how the world works and where society is heading. You'll definitely get some laughs out of this one.

  5. 5. "Again, But Better" by Christine Riccio

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    Another young adult novel, but it's perfect for anyone with a desire to travel and a love of romance. This book follows Shane on her journey of studying abroad in London. She meets some friends, sees new sights and makes mistakes along the way. She even gets a second chance to fix those mistakes. This is definitely a great contemporary novel to pass the time stuck inside. 

With these five novels I hope you can find yourself a little less bored in the upcoming weeks :)


HCXO, Katie