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10 Brilliant Books to Read During Coronavirus Quarantine

I truly believe that the best way to survive difficult times is to maintain a positive mindset.  If you are currently in quarantine  at home, I hope you are just self-isolating as a precaution and that you and your family have not tested positive for the Coronavirus.  I have written a post on how to stay positive during all this uncertainty, and one of my tips is to distract yourself with some reading.  So if  you find yourself in a COVID-19 imposed quarantine, why not try one of these 10 brilliant books.  Question is – which one do I start with?



How to Make it Happen: Turning Failure into Success – Maria Hatzistefanis

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of NIKE – Phil Knight


Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Grown Ups – Marian Keys


Back Yard to Back Pack – Evie Farrell

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World – Lonely Planet


Letters on Motherhood – Giovanna Fletcher

Parenting the Sh*t out of Life – Mother Pukka & Papa Pukka


Cilka’s Journey – Heather Morris

Boy Swallows Universe – Trent Dalton

The Chain – Adrian McKinty

Which of these books are on your reading list should you find yourself in quarantine?  Or if you have previously read any of them, let me know how you enjoyed it in the comments section below.

I have also seen some really fabulous and positive posts published by bloggers in recent weeks which deserve a read.  One example is Claire at Love, Life and Dirty Dishes who has provided tips on How to be Community Minded During Coronavirus.

Take care of yourself and others around you during this very strange time in the world.  Stay connected, stay positive and stay safe.  Shell x

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17 Responses

  1. I really want to read Cilkas Journey as The Tattooist of Auschwitz was such an incredible and moving story. Also Eleanor Oliphant book was great. It lived up to the hype when everyone said I had to read it

    1. I recently read the Tattooist of Auschwitz and loved it (as much as you can for that type of story). I was in tears at the end when their son wrote a chapter.

  2. Thanks for the tips. I found Eleanor Oliphant in a charity shop about 2 months ago and I read it in a day, loved it! I will have to look at getting some more books!!

  3. I’ve heard great things about a few of these books- I really need to get back into reading. It’s tough with 2 small people around but I def need to make the time.

  4. I wish I had this list when I was looking for books to buy right before the lockdown! I stuggled so much to find something that didn’t feature the human kind being destroyed by some sort of war or disease. I didn’t want anything that reminded me of what we were going through in real life! I ended up buying The Chronicles of Narnia, I love children’s literature and that’s definitely different from reality 🙂

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