Thursday, April 9, 2020

Stuck Inside Recommendations 11-20

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!

11. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde*

12. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel 

13. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson*

14. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

15. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand*

16. Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee

17. The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey*

18. Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson 

19. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist, translated by Marlaine Delargy*

20. My Ex-Life by Stephen McCauley




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