Coronavirus Quarantine: A Reading List

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This is a stressful time for sure. No events, limited social contacts, no sports on TV. Maybe it’s time to reconnect with reading. Here’s the NY Times Bestseller list to give you a little inspiration. Please leave your recommendations in the comments!

Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Fiction Weeks On List
1 RHYTHM OF WAR RHYTHM OF WAR, by Brandon Sanderson.

The fourth book in the Stormlight Archive series. Technological discoveries and an ensuing arms race change how a war is fought.

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2 DAYLIGHT DAYLIGHT, by David Baldacci.

The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine’s search for her twin sister overlaps with a military investigator’s hunt for someone involved in a global conspiracy.

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3 HOME BODY HOME BODY, by Rupi Kaur.

Poems and illustrations by the author of “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Flowers.”

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4 THE LAW OF INNOCENCE THE LAW OF INNOCENCE, by Michael Connelly.

The sixth book in the Mickey Haller series. Haller defends himself when police find the body of a former client in his car’s trunk.

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5 A TIME FOR MERCY A TIME FOR MERCY, by John Grisham.

The third book in the Jake Brigance series. A 16-year-old is accused of killing a deputy in Clanton, Miss., in 1990.

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6 ALL THAT GLITTERS ALL THAT GLITTERS, by Danielle Steel.

Just as Coco is about to graduate from Columbia, tragic events in her family send her on a journey of self-discovery.

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7 TOM CLANCY: SHADOW OF THE DRAGON TOM CLANCY: SHADOW OF THE DRAGON, by Marc Cameron.

A missing scientist, strange noises under the Arctic ice and a mole who infiltrated American intelligence bedevil President Jack Ryan.

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8 THE SENTINEL THE SENTINEL, by Lee Child and Andrew Child.

Jack Reacher intervenes on an ambush in Tennessee and uncovers a conspiracy.

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9 THE RETURN THE RETURN, by Nicholas Sparks.

A doctor serving in the Navy in Afghanistan goes back to North Carolina where two women change his life.

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10 FORTUNE AND GLORY FORTUNE AND GLORY, by Janet Evanovich.

The 27th book in the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie deals with a soldier of fortune from Little Havana.

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11 PIECE OF MY HEART PIECE OF MY HEART, by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke.

As their wedding approaches, a television producer and her fiancée must search for his missing 7-year-old nephew.

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12 THE VANISHING HALF THE VANISHING HALF, by Brit Bennett.

The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.

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13 ANXIOUS PEOPLE ANXIOUS PEOPLE, by Fredrik Backman.

A failed bank robber holds a group of strangers hostage at an apartment open house.

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14 THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF ADDIE LARUE, by VE Schwab.

A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.

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15 THE EVENING AND THE MORNING THE EVENING AND THE MORNING, by Ken Follett.

In a prequel to “The Pillars of the Earth,” a boatbuilder, a Norman noblewoman and a monk live in England under attack by the Welsh and the Vikings.

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Non Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 A PROMISED LAND A PROMISED LAND, by Barack Obama.

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama offers personal reflections on his formative years and pivotal moments through his first term.

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2 GREENLIGHTS GREENLIGHTS, by Matthew McConaughey.

The Academy Award-winning actor shares snippets from the diaries he kept over the last 35 years.

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3 DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER DOLLY PARTON, SONGTELLER, by Dolly Parton with Robert K Oermann.

The country music icon offers insights on 175 of her songs.

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4 NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE NO TIME LIKE THE FUTURE, by Michael J Fox.

The actor discusses the challenges he has faced with Parkinson’s disease and other setbacks that caused him to reassess his outlook.

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5 FRONTIER FOLLIES FRONTIER FOLLIES, by Ree Drummond.

The host of the Food Network show “The Pioneer Woman” shares stories on motherhood and marriage.

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6 BECOMING BECOMING, by Michelle Obama.

The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

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7 CASTE CASTE, by Isabel Wilkerson.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines aspects of caste systems across civilizations and reveals a rigid hierarchy in America today.

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8 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

The activist and public speaker describes her journey of listening to her inner voice.

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9 THE ANSWER IS ... THE ANSWER IS ..., by Alex Trebek.

A memoir by the host of the TV game show “Jeopardy!,” from 1984 to 2020.

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10 HRH HRH, by Elizabeth Holmes.

A style journalist looks at the fashion of four members of the British royal family.

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11 THE BEST OF ME THE BEST OF ME, by David Sedaris.

A collection of the humorist’s essays including “Me Talk Pretty One Day” and “A Guy Walks Into a Bar Car.”

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12 UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH A BLACK MAN, by Emmanuel Acho.

A look at some questions and concepts needed to address systemic racism.

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13 FIRST PRINCIPLES FIRST PRINCIPLES, by Thomas E Ricks.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist explains the influence of the ancient Greeks and Romans on the thinking of America’s founding fathers.

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14 MY OWN WORDS MY OWN WORDS, by Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Mary Hartnett and Wendy W Williams.

A collection of articles and speeches by the Supreme Court justice.

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15 HUMANS HUMANS, by Brandon Stanton.

Photos and stories of people from over 40 countries collected by the creator of “Humans of New York.”

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Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover

This Week Childrens Middle Grade Hardcover Weeks On List
1 THE ICKABOG THE ICKABOG, by JK Rowling.

A fearsome monster threatens the kingdom of Cornucopia.

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2 ROWLEY JEFFERSON'S AWESOME FRIENDLY ADVENTURE ROWLEY JEFFERSON'S AWESOME FRIENDLY ADVENTURE, by Jeff Kinney.

Roland and Garg the Barbarian embark on a quest to save Roland's mom from the White Warlock.

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3 THIS IS YOUR TIME THIS IS YOUR TIME, by Ruby Bridges.

Ruby Bridges integrates New Orleans's all-white public school system in 1960.

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4 THE COMPLETE BAKING BOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS THE COMPLETE BAKING BOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS, by America's Test Kitchen Kids.

One hundred plus kid-tested baking recipes.

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5 THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS THE COMPLETE COOKBOOK FOR YOUNG CHEFS, by America's Test Kitchen Kids.

Over 100 kid-tested recipes from America's Test Kitchen.

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6 THE ONE AND ONLY BOB THE ONE AND ONLY BOB, by Katherine Applegate.

In this sequel to "The One and Only Ivan," Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister.

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7 FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE: THE BIG, FUN KIDS COOKBOOK FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE: THE BIG, FUN KIDS COOKBOOK, by Food Network Magazine.

Over 150 fun, easy recipes for young cooks.

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8 WONDER WONDER, by RJ Palacio.

A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

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9 BECOMING MUHAMMAD ALI BECOMING MUHAMMAD ALI, by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander.

A biographical novel of the prolific boxing champion.

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10 A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT... A TALE OF WITCHCRAFT..., by Chris Colfer.

In this sequel to “A Tale of Magic...” a mysterious new witch arrives at the academy with dark intentions.

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