While practicing social distancing, it is tempting to hole up and binge Netflix all day. Normally after a long day at the office, you simply want to get home and sit in front of the TV. However, now that you’re spending more time at home than usual, it’s also important to have other activities to do besides watching TV and scrolling through Twitter. Now more than ever, you have time to read that book you’ve been putting off! With all this free time, you can get through multiple books. Not sure where to start? Check out some of the best books to read this spring.
Set in 1911, Peggy Batternberg is an heiress from one of the world’s richest families. She is invited to live in New York City for the summer, where she falls in love with a local artist. Unfortunately, her snobbish family does not approve of this fling. In the midst of their love story is a story of corruption and deadly secrets. As bodies begin to show up near Coney Island, it appears that perhaps her family plays a role in this. A thrilling novel full of twists, turns, and a story of class and corruption, you won’t be able to put Dreamland down.
For those looking for a mysterious book full of paranormal activity, suspense, and thrills, The Sun Down Motel is perfect for you. In 1982, Viv Delaney took a job at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York to save up some money so she could move into the city. Her plans were cut short when she mysteriously disappeared. Flash forward to 2017, her niece, Carly Kirk, is determined to find out what happened to her Aunt Viv. She decides to visit the motel and finds herself wrapped up in strange events that potentially happened to her aunt years ago. What happened to her aunt? You’ll be turning pages until you find out!
This funny and relevant novel tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship and private school admissions in San Francisco. Once a model with a booming career, now Josie is a 39-year-old mother to 17-year-old Etta. Josie is also the director of admissions at San Francisco’s most in-demand private school. Navigating the ways of teenage life, Josie wants to prevent Etta from making the same mistakes that she once did. Hear how Josie handles over-eager and over-achieving private school parents, as well as her relationship with her daughter.
Roman Dial is a well-known scientist and National Geographic Explorer. In The Adventurer’s Son, he recounts his search for his son, who disappeared while hiking in Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. On July 10th, 2014, his son walked into the untracked rainforest, telling his father that he planned to spend 4 days in the jungle. After not hearing from him past his planned return date, Dial went to Costa Rica to find his son. Travel with Dial as he navigates his thoughts and the rainforest to discover the fate of his missing son.
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a beautiful love story with a plot twist. Lydia and Freddie had been together for a decade when Freddie died in a car accident. Lydia is then forced to live a life without her love, with the help of her sister and Freddie’s best friend. However, something happens in which Lydia receives another chance at her love with Freddie. Will she take this chance, and delete the tragic events that happened in her past? Or will she continue with the life that she made after his death?
A good book is one of the best ways to temporarily escape reality. With plenty of time on your hands, now is the perfect time to create your Spring reading list. Whether you’re into non-fiction, mystery, or love stories, these are some of the best books to read while you practice social distancing.
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