Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What To Read Right Now

I am so excited about today's post since I feel like my activity of choice besides going on obscenely long walks has been reading. My screen time since this outbreak began has skyrocketed, and being able to dive into a good book with nothing but time feels like such a treat. I am a bit bummed that I was unable to pick up the books I placed on hold at the library before they closed, but I have been better about exploring my own bookshelves to pick up any books I may not have read when they initially arrived. 

I love seeing what Phoebe is reading and was thrilled to see that two books I've already read made this fun list! I read Winter In Paradise in January (and have been trying to get my hands on the sequel) and listened to Daisy Jones and The Six last fall and loved it. At one point, I had to google whether or not they were a real group since it was so well written. I'm hoping to share some of the books I've read so far this year in the coming weeks, but for now, this list will definitely hold you over. Also, I've linked directly to Amazon for these books since that allows you to read the full synopsis, but if you have a local favorite book store and the means to purchase a book or two, I'd recommend trying to buy your books from there for the time being. I have no doubt Amazon will be in good shape when this is all said and done, but smaller businesses are more likely to be hurting. From here I'll let Phoebe take it away! 

I had this post ready to go for Dorothy all about books to pack for Spring Break. Now that we are all hunkered down until further notice, here are some great reads that will take you on vacation in your mind or distract you from the craziness that is happening in the world! I hope you are all staying safe and that books can bring you comfort right now. It’s taken two weeks for me to get my own head on straight, so you aren’t alone! 

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
An enemies to lovers romance that takes place in Hawaii. It is SO fun! 

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand
I call this a “thriller light” because it’s a character-driven mystery but nothing too scary. It takes place on St. John and has a sequel, What Happens in Paradise.

Anna K by Jenny Lee
A modern retelling of Anna Karenina! It’s been compared to a darker version of Gossip Girl. 

Long Bright River by Liz Moore
A tale of two sisters in Philadelphia battling the opioid crisis: one a police officer, the other an addict. An excellent audiobook option, as well! 

Beautiful on the Outside by Adam Rippon
A fun, silly yet serious memoir about Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon. 

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
One of Reese’s picks from that year that I am still recommending today! It’s the story of a band told in an interview format, and it’s SO good. A great book to read or listen to with its full cast! 

The Simple Wild by KA Tucker
If you follow my on Instagram, you’ll know I am OBSESSED with this book. It’s the story of Calla Fletcher, who goes to Alaska to reconcile her relationship with her dying father. It has heavy themes but also has a lot of heart, humor, and romance. And it has a sequel, Wild at Heart

For all fantasy lovers, this is a new to me series that I have fallen in love with. Give it a chance, even if you think fantasy isn’t for you! 

Right now, Scribd is offering a free 30-day trial, and they have TONS of audiobooks and ebooks. Now is a great time to try them out! Lots of these options are available to read and listen to for free. And, if you’re looking to support small businesses in your communities, check out Libro.fm! It is an audiobook subscription that works just like audible, but your $14.99/month goes to your favorite independent bookstore! 

If you’re interested in more books, you can always find me on my blog Read & Wright and on Instagram @readandwright. There are LOTS of exciting things happening over there now! 

IG: @readandwright

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