I think my love language might be book recommendations.
If week ? of quarantine (I’ve lost track) has you looking for some new books to read, here are some of my current favorites and the ones I have been recommending to anyone who asks. You can click the link to purchase—and every purchase supports local bookstores, so it’s a win-win!
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
This book is beautiful, and not just when it describes the wild Alaskan landscape. This book will break your heart and then put it back together. It talks about love and loss and the bonds that tie families together—both families by blood and the families you create.
Southernmost by Silas House
Another beautiful and heartbreaking book. It’s a quick read, but you’ll remember it after you’re done reading it. It’s a book about love and the lengths we will go to find it, keep it, and understand it.
Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
I read this book during week two of quarantine when I really wanted a lighthearted book, but this was the most lighthearted book I had, and it’s about a boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash. This book skips between two different timelines, which I normally don’t like, but it really works here. Another book that will break your heart and put it back together (seems like this is my genre). You will fall in love with every single character and the way they struggle with humanity in the face of loss.
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
This book is brilliant and haunting and you won’t be able to stop thinking about it. This book is based on a reform school for boys in Florida and exposes a horrific time in American history—a time whose stories should not and cannot be lost.
A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler
I finished this book in one sitting, it was that good. It’s hard to read, and that’s why it’s so good. This book is absolutely masterfully written, and it explores the dynamics of race and sex and what it means to grow up in today’s world. This book was my March Book of the Month pick! (P.S. If you sign up for Book of the Month here, you can get your first box for just $5! Fun!)
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
I’m getting a little ahead of myself, because technically I’m still listening to this on Audible. But I’m far enough in to know that this one is fantastic. If you like history, you’ll love ANYTHING Erik Larson writes. This book gives you insight into Churchill’s life and family during World War II, and I recommend it anytime, but during quarantine especially.
Click here to see all the books I’ve read or listened to (so far!) in 2020
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