It’s been a long time since we have been shut physically with the outside world due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This social distancing and social isolation have brought along many things both negative and surprisingly positive too. While the daily wage earners have been hit the hardest due to this lockdown, the better privileged are looking for ways to pass the time in hand.
There is a lot of information painted all over the social media and news channel and it’s time to read something that is diverting. As your mind needs a break. The constant surrounding of negativity and practicing social distancing can get on anybody’s nerves.
Most people are handling it remarkably by spending quality time with family members, playing board games like carrom and Ludo, working productively from home, and the best one is reading all the books they thought they would be struggling to complete by the end of the year!
Additionally, we are getting a lot of help for keeping entertained in such times like the Doordarshan is retelecasting the beloved serial “Ramayan”. Our favorite celebrities are also doing their bit by staying connected to many live streams on various apps. There are virtual concerts being held.
Many people are nurturing their hobbies and polishing their skills at painting and cooking, giving rise to some delectable trends like Dalgona coffee. A lot of time is spent on video calls, thus reducing the distance between people virtually.
This and many other things going around the world like the reduction of air pollution, animals moving about in the cities, and substantially reduced seismic vibrations all over the earth is much to keep our spirits up in the much saddening situation outside.
The best way to look at it is the fair share of unexpected opportunities the Coronavirus pandemic has brought along. If we do our best and stay indoors, we will definitely be able to flatten the curve of the rather out of control COVID-19 pandemic in the not much long term.
Books are our best friends after all. There’s no better time than now to spend in the solitude of books. Here is the perfect list of books that you must make it a point to read in the time of the lockdown.
This book is an assertion of love. No matter the time or distance, come what may, true love thrives through every difficulty. Even if it is the breakout of an epidemic or world war, this book challenges it all. Read this story to know that love can rekindle even at the end of 50 years.
If you cannot choose between the genres of science-fiction, fantasy, and adult literature, then this book will prove to be the solution to your dilemma. It has the perfect proportion of each of these. Read along the pages to unfold the love story of a smart engineer and a witch.
In this unfortunate situation, we read every day about how the horrible virus has ruined the lives of families. This novel by the author is a true story of survival after you lose every single close and beloved person right in front of your eyes. The story is heart-wrenching and keep some tissues handy to read the story of this emotionally strong woman surpassing the trauma.
How would the life of a 14-year old Lacey May turn out after she is abandoned by her mother? Is she safe with the cult leader who is in charge of her and every resident’s life now? She embarks on a journey to change things her way. Her journey unfolds and it is a gripping read for you in this rather boring time.
We’ve all lived by the hype of recent DNA test kits where families went topsy turvy all over the world. This is one such exciting story wherein a journalist finds out that she matches 50% with the DNA of her childhood neighbour, Maggie. This is a juicy tale and will definitely take your mind off everything else that you are thinking.
The title is funny in itself, isn’t it? Well, so is the book. Being a woman has its own set of challenges. But, this author takes a funny outlook on everyday struggles that would go unnoticed by most men and relatable for every modern independent woman who is growing older. If you want a good laugh and some really good writing, this is the book for you.
It’s been long since you’ve been anywhere. And, you have been yearning to do so, ain’t you? The beauty of books is that they can take you to places you have never been or never seen. This book is a memoir by the author who reminisces her childhood spent in Idaho with her parents. Imagine a situation where parents have to lock their seven kids even from visiting the school or a doctor. This book is more relatable than it ever could have been.
Samantha Irby, an American comedian, author, and blogger has undoubtedly an amazing sense of humor. That’s exactly what she brings on the plate with this book that is a laughter riot. She has put forth her hilarious encounters with life encompassing everything from teenage years, to marriage and living with stepchildren, from facing money troubles to being a star in the glamorous Hollywood.
Being lonely can more than often seem challenging and unhappy. Not for this author. At age 26, she decided to embark on a new journey in her life leaving behind a failed marriage and grief of losing a parent. How being alone helps her in introspecting her life is beautifully covered in this memoir that has been written in fine detail.
For the avid readers, you must have more than once come across the name of this book and heard about its brilliance. The fascinating part of this book is the cinematic grip it has. It gives a dramatic turn in the characters which are more than 500 as you shall complete reading this book. With this amazing list of books to read in quarantine at the time of self-isolation and social distancing, make the most of this time in hand. You will surely treasure this experience in better times to come. Also, while you can physically not meet anyone there is always a scope to be a part of some virtual book clubs that will feed your liking of being a part of the bibliophile world.