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Monday, March 23, 2020

TTT: Good book selections in the age of social distancing

Top Ten Tuesday: 
Good books to select in the age of social distancing

Digging into a problem:
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel---set in the years after civilization's collapse
  • Artemis by Andy Weir---set in the only city on the moon where water and oxygen are scarce.
  • Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus by Richard Preston
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood---the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale
  • The End of the World Running Club by Adrian Walker---a catastrophic asteroid strike
 Escapist literature---guaranteed to take your mind off social distancing
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen---because, um, it always works
  • Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding---because it is a modern remake of Pride and Prejudice
  • The Woman in White by  Wilkie Collins---Set in the 1800s, it is an intricate mystery.
  • One for the Money (or any of the Stephanie Plum Mysteries) by Janet Evanovich---because they are silly,funny, and mindless.
  • Seraphina by Rachel Hartman---Because there are dragons and the world-building is superb.
 What are you reading right now?
-Anne

17 comments:

  1. I may have made a mistake by starting Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds as it's intense. I'll make sure the next one is lighter.

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    1. I am reading nonfiction right now which makes it tough dealing with REAL situations instead of just falling into a novel.

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  2. I should read Station eleven. I've been kinda wanting to, and I've heard it's good. Maybe it will take my mind off the current pandemic!

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    1. You will like it, I predict. It is one of those books I think about a lot, especially these days.

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  3. I see a few people doing this instead of the "genre freebie" topic. Thanks!

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  4. Yeah, The Testaments was amazing.

    My TTT .

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  5. I love Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones' Diary! I would love to read The Woman in White and Seraphina. They are both on my tbr. Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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    1. The Woman in White is so good. It was written to be published in the newspaper so each chapter ends on a question or a tense moment.

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  6. I loved The Hot Zone. So interesting. And, of course, Pride and Prejudice and The Woman in White are two of my all-time favs. And Bridget Jones always makes me laugh.

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    1. The Hot Zone is bit aged but could be resurrected at this time.

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  7. The Diary of Bridget Jones would probably take my mind off things.

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  8. They don't get any lighter or any more perfect for right now than One for the Money. The movie isn't bad either.

    Great list!

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  9. I don't think that "Station 11" would be the best choice for now, much as I loved that book. :) I'm reading "The One" which seems silly, so I may switch over to "Song of Achilles." I know I'll love that!

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  10. The Woman In White is one I need to get to. I’ve heard amazing things about it.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  11. I really liked One For The Money a lot more than I expected to, especially on audio.

    Lauren @ Always Me

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