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How are you all doing with being stuck at home? Finding enough things to do? Do you have enough books?
As a big reader myself, I am hoping that I will have some extra time to read while I need to be at home. I love to read and already read as much as I can. But, now, I can do even more of it.
While you might not be able to get out to a bookstore or the library, there are options for bringing books into your home:
- You can read from a Kindle and connect to your library to rent books virtually.
- You can set up apps like Overdrive and Hoopla, also through your library, to listen to audiobooks free of charge.
- You can buy from sites like Amazon, Target, or Barnes and Noble.
- You can order online from independent bookstores.
- You can shop for Kindle deals and markdowns on different books.
- You can take advantage of some of the authors offering free books during this time. Colleen Hoover has done this!
- You can sign up for the Book of the Month and be able to choose a new book once a month. I LOVE Book of the Month and would recommend it to any book lover.
As for what you should read? That depends, what are your favorite genres? Looking for ideas? Here is where you can go to find book recommendations:
- Goodreads- Let’s connect!
- Bookstagram, you can follow me over there at @fictionbookcafe
- RW Bookclub on Facebook– This group is for Reece Witherspoon’s book club.
- Spivey’s Club– Run by Ashley Spivey, who was on the Bachelor a while back.
- Read With Jenna– a Facebook group for Jenna Bush Hager’s bookclub.
- Book Lovers Of Fort Campbell– Yes, this is based at Fort Campbell, but you might have a book group near you too.
- The Currently Reading Podcast– I love this podcast, and totally think it is worth getting the Patreon too, which gives you access to an amazing Facebook group.
I also wanted to share some of my 5-star reads for you to add to your list:
- All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
- Followers by Megan Angelo
- Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid
- Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
- The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
- American Royals by Katharine McGee
- Regretting You by Colleen Hoover
- She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
- The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
- Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah
- Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
- Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
- Open Book by Jessica Simpson (this is a good one for audio)
- The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
- The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11 (this one is very emotional and might not be the best choice for everyone).
- Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years by Julie Andrews Edwards
- Don’t Make Me Pull Over! An Informal History of the Family Road Trip by Richard Ratay
- Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
- This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps
- Becoming by Michelle Obama
I think reading can be so therapeutic during any difficult time. While we are all going through this time with Coronavirus, I hope you can find time to read and work on your TBR. I know for me, reading will be one of my saving graces during this new normal.