Quarantine and The TBR

Hey guys, wow… a lot is happening right now. First off, I hope that you are in a position where you can be safe and take care of yourself. I know that I had a bit of a struggle getting to that point myself so I understand how difficult it may be. I think that right now we have three main priorities: stay safe, stay home, stay sane. And while I can’t really help with the first two other than recommend what the CDC and NIH already are, I can help with the third.

There seems to be a few different camps as to, “what should we read right now?” I’m primarily in the “I want something fun to distract me from how Not Fun the world is right now.” I am going to list books from different genres and age ranges as well as happy and dystopian. Feel free to pick and choose to your hearts desire. This isn’t about avoiding or ignoring, it’s about making it through.


  • Everything Leads To You by Nina LaCour
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson
  • Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
  • Simon v. the Homo sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
  • The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
  • Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
  • Goldie Vance by Hope Larson
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson
  • Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
  • Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
  • Well Met by Jen DeLuca
  • The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai
  • The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  • Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • One Day In December by Josie Silver
  • She’s The Worst by Lauren Spieller
  • The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han


  • Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  • Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker
  • Pulp by Robin Talley
  • Music From Another World by Robin Talley
  • Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
  • In At The Deep End by Kate Davies
  • Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Birthday by Meredith Russo
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki
  • Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
  • Vicious by V. E. Schwab
  • Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
  • Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • The Dinner by Herman Koch
  • All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth
  • She Was The Quiet One by Michele Campbell
  • Her pretty Face by Robyn Harding


  • Woman World by Aminder Dhaliwal
  • Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
  • The War Outside by Monica Hesse
  • Resistance by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  • The Woman in the Window by A..J. Finn
  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
  • The Uncoupling by Meg Wolitzer
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  • The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

This is obviously not comprehensive, it’s just a starter pack to lead you to the next read. If you’ve read any of these before, let’s talk about them in the comments! What are you currently reading? What are you using this quarantine time to do? Not gonna lie, I’m thinking about hand sewing an outfit for the renaissance faire… this is a result of watching Bernadette Banner on YouTube haha.

Have a good one everybody, and remember to wash your hands and stay home!

Published by keelinrita

A Chicago girl with a lot of feelings about fictional people.

One thought on “Quarantine and The TBR

  1. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a great read, and just the fluffy, sweet treat to take one’s mind of the backdrop of anxiety pervading the country right now.

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