Saturday, March 28, 2020

Stuck Inside Recommendations 1-10

On Facebook I started recommending a book a day for those stuck inside and looking for something good to read. I'm alternating between books published by Macmillan (my employer) and not. (Simply, because the vast majority of my reading is Macmillan books, it's really hard for me to not have this unbalance in any list I put together.) And I thought I'd pull together those recommendations every 10 days here, for people who I'm not Facebook friends with.

Please buy books from independent bookstores! You can find your nearby indies here, or you can buy from bookshop.org or you can get audiobooks from Libro.fm. Those last two you either can get to through the website of an indie, and have part of your purchase go to that indie directly, or if you really don't know of one, any purchases made on those sites, even unaffiliated ones, will indirectly support independent bookstores. Bookstores are really struggling right now, from chains on down to the little guys, and right now, you have a lot of time to read! Seems like two great things that go great together.

Now, on with the list! While these are numbered, they are not ranked. I've starred the non-Macmillan books, and if I reviewed them, I'll link to the review. Every one of these books got a 5-star rating from me!

10. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

9. The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel*

8. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

7. Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table by Ruth Reichl* (sorry, I read this book before Goodreads existed and before my blog, so no review!)

6. A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

5. A Shot in the Dark (Constable Twitten #1) by Lynne Truss

4. The Story of the Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh*

3. The Calculating Stars (Lady Astronaut #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

2. Life With Jeeves (Jeeves #2, 4, 6) by P.G. Wodehouse*

1. Twenty-one Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks


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