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 FREED FREED, by E.L. James.

The final chapter of the Fifty Shades as Told by Christian trilogy delves into the wedding between Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

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2 GOLDEN GIRL GOLDEN GIRL, by Elin Hilderbrand.

A Nantucket novelist gets one final summer to watch what happens from the great beyond.

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3 MALIBU RISING MALIBU RISING, by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.

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4 THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME, by Laura Dave.

Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.

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5 ONE LAST STOP ONE LAST STOP, by Casey McQuiston.

August meets the girl of her dreams on a New York subway only to find she’s from another time.

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6 PROJECT HAIL MARY PROJECT HAIL MARY, by Andy Weir.

Ryland Grace awakes from a long sleep alone and far from home, and the fate of humanity rests on his shoulders.

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7 LEGACY LEGACY, by Nora Roberts.

Threats put in rhymes and sent from shifting locations escalate as the daughter of a successful fitness celebrity’s own yoga business grows.

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8 WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING, by Delia Owens.

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

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9 PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION PEOPLE WE MEET ON VACATION, by Emily Henry.

Opposites Poppy and Alex meet to vacation together one more time in hopes of saving their relationship.

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10 SOOLEY SOOLEY, by John Grisham.

Samuel Sooleymon receives a basketball scholarship to North Carolina Central and determines to bring his family over from a civil war-ravaged South Sudan.

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11 THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY THE MIDNIGHT LIBRARY, by Matt Haig.

Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.

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12 THE OTHER BLACK GIRL THE OTHER BLACK GIRL, by Zakiya Dalila Harris.

Tension unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

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13 JACKPOT JACKPOT, by Stuart Woods and Bryon Quertermous.

In the fifth book of the Teddy Fay novels, Fay is tasked with resolving a threat at a film festival abroad.

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14 THE SILENT PATIENT THE SILENT PATIENT, by Alex Michaelides.

Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.

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15 THE FOUR WINDS THE FOUR WINDS, by Kristin Hannah.

As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.

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Non Fiction

This Week Combined Print and E-Book Nonfiction Weeks On List
1 HOW THE WORD IS PASSED HOW THE WORD IS PASSED, by Clint Smith.

A staff writer at The Atlantic explores the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history.

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2 KILLING THE MOB KILLING THE MOB, by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard.

The 10th book in the conservative commentator’s Killing series looks at organized crime in the United States during the 20th century.

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3 AFTER THE FALL AFTER THE FALL, by Ben Rhodes.

A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama traveled the globe to discover just how much America’s fingerprints are on the world we shaped.

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4 THE PREMONITION THE PREMONITION, by Michael Lewis.

Stories of skeptics who went against the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of Covid-19. The profiles include a local public-health officer and a group of doctors nicknamed the Wolverines.

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5 WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU? WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?, by Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey.

An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.

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6 THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE THE BODY KEEPS THE SCORE, by Bessel van der Kolk.

How trauma affects the body and mind, and innovative treatments for recovery.

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7 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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8 THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED THE ANTHROPOCENE REVIEWED, by John Green.

A collection of personal essays that review different facets of the human-centered planet.

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9 THE BOMBER MAFIA THE BOMBER MAFIA, by Malcolm Gladwell.

A look at the key players and outcomes of precision bombing during World War II.

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10 SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, by Ashley C. Ford.

A memoir about growing up a poor Black girl in Indiana with a family fragmented by incarceration.

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11 UNTAMED UNTAMED, by Glennon Doyle.

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

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12 ZERO FAIL ZERO FAIL, by Carol Leonnig.

The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner brings to light the secrets, scandals and shortcomings of the Secret Service.

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13 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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14 REMEMBERINGS REMEMBERINGS, by Sinead O’Connor.

The singer-songwriter’s memoir sheds light on her fraught childhood, musical triumphs and activism.

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15 NOISE NOISE, by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein.

What might cause variability in judgments that should be identical and potential ways to remedy this.

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Children’s Middle Grade Hardcover

This Week Childrens Middle Grade Hardcover Weeks On List
1 STAMPED (FOR KIDS) STAMPED (FOR KIDS), by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi and Sonja Cherry-Paul.

An adaptation of "Stamped" for younger readers.

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2 THE GAME MASTER: SUMMER SCHOOLED THE GAME MASTER: SUMMER SCHOOLED, by Matt and Rebecca Zamolo.

Rebecca Zamolo takes on the Game Master, who threatens to ruin summer.

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3 REFUGEE REFUGEE, by Alan Gratz.

Three children in three different conflicts look for safe haven.

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4 WONDER WONDER, by R.J. Palacio.

A boy with a facial deformity starts school.

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5 THE ICKABOG THE ICKABOG, by J.K. Rowling.

A fearsome monster threatens the kingdom of Cornucopia.

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6 MARCUS MAKES A MOVIE MARCUS MAKES A MOVIE, by Kevin Hart with Geoff Rodkey..

The cartoonist Marcus is reluctantly enrolled in a filmmaking class.

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7 BEST NERDS FOREVER BEST NERDS FOREVER, by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

As a ghost, Finn attempts to solve his own murder.

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8 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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9 AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS AMARI AND THE NIGHT BROTHERS, by B.B. Alston.

Amari Peters competes for a spot at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs.

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10 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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