I might be a little late to the show on “things to do during quarantine”… I decided that maybe, just maybe someone out there is looking for a list of books to add to their reading list. I keep a running list in my planner. I add to it. I cross off the books I have read. If I am in a spot where I don’t have an active book on Audible or loaned from the online library I will see what is available from my list. In (I think) order from first read to most recent read here you go:
Little Fires Everywhere: I started watching the show when my friend Jaycee said I should read the book, so I got on Audible and started listening. I really enjoyed the book and the show. There are differences, but not big enough to make my grumpy.
Big Little Lies: Again, recommended by Jaycee. And then I watched the show. The book was a little slow to get in to and I think some of that is the narrator is Australian and I had to get used to that.
The Dutch Wife: This is a WW2 book that had some hard things (as most do) but I really enjoyed the story so much that I couldn’t put it down.
Do Not Become Alarmed: A very good book with a good ending. Even when you don’t think it is possible to have a good ending.
The Night Circus: I have to admit… My book club read this quite a while ago (like over a year) and I didn’t read it with them. But I really enjoyed the book. It is a good fantasy that takes you to another space and time.
The Other Side of The Coin: A very quick listen. Scott and I started The Crown on Netflix and I wanted to learn more about Her Majesty. This one came up on searches for the Royal Family at the library. I learned some fun and insightful things about the Queen.
Untamed: Go. Download. This. Book. While there were parts I didn’t agree with or love, I have ordered the physical copy so I can underline and take notes to my heart’s content.
The Home for Unwanted Girls: As I was reading this I texted Jaycee that I am embarrassed by humankind for the way we treated women when they were pregnant and unwed, the way we treated those children from those pregnancies and I am so grateful that even though our world is so upside down I am her now.